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Carolyn Greene, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Academic Office Location:
Department of Psychiatry
UConn Health
65 Kane Street
West Hartford, CT 06119-7120
Phone: 860-523-3713
Fax: 860-523-3736
Email: cgreene@uchc.edu
Website(s):

Department of Psychiatry

Child Trauma Clinic

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Carolyn Greene, Ph.D. is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Greene’s research broadly focuses on understanding the intrafamilial processes that contribute to the development of childhood psychopathology, with a particular interest in emotion regulation and emotion socialization parenting behaviors. She provides evidence-based psychotherapy interventions for treating anxiety- and trauma-related disorders in the UConn Health Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient and Psychological Trauma Clinics. 

Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
A.B.Stanford UniversityPsychology, Health and Development
M.A.University of Massachusetts BostonClinal Psychology
Ph.D.University of Massachusetts BostonClincal Psychology

Post-Graduate Training
TrainingInstitutionSpecialty
InternshipUniversity of Massachusetts Boston Counseling CenterClinical Clerkship; Mentors: Paul Nestor, Ph.D., and Alan Sieber, Ph.D.
InternshipNewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Children's Day Treatment ProgramClinical Clerkship; Mentors: Barbara Flye, Ph.D., James Rebeta, Ph.D., and Leslie Bogen, J.D., Ph.D.
InternshipBunk, Grueneberg & AssociatesClinical Clerkship; Mentors: Ilene Grueneberg, Ph.D., and Barbara Bunk, Ph.D.
InternshipUniversity of Connecticut Health CenterPredoctoral Internship; Mentor: Julian Ford, Ph.D.
FellowshipUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicinePostdoctoral Fellow; Mentor: Julian Ford, Ph.D.

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Pre-K Career Development ScholarConnecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science
Maxwell J. Schleifer Memorial Prize in Child Clinical PsychologyUniversity of Massachusetts Boston

Dr. Greene provides evidence-based psychotherapy interventions for treating anxiety- and trauma-related disorders in the UConn Health Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient and Psychological Trauma Clinics. The UConn Health Psychological Trauma Clinic is a faculty clinic that treats children and adolescents presenting with trauma-related psychopathology, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The clinic is equipped to provide trauma-informed diagnostic assessment and several evidence-based, behavioral treatment models (e.g., Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Treatment and Education).

Teaching experiences center on parenting, psychological trauma, evidence-based psychotherapy models for treating anxiety-, stress- and trauma-related disorders. and forensic evaluation of individuals applying for asylum.

Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
UConn School of Medicine Selectives CommitteeEducation CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity

Dr. Greene’s research is aimed at improving mental health outcomes for children by understanding the protective and risk factors and family processes that contribute to the development of childhood psychopathology.  Current research focuses on understanding the impact of interpersonal trauma and its mental health sequelae on parents and their offspring, with particular interests in emotion regulation and emotion socialization parenting behaviors. Dr. Greene is currently leading the Parent and Child Emotions Study (PACES), an NICHD-funded investigation (1K23HD094824-01) of the impact of trauma on parent and child emotion regulation and parental socialization of children’s emotions. An ultimate goal of this line of research is to inform the development of interventions designed to enhance parents’ capacity to support their children’s development of emotion regulation skills and aid in their recovery from their traumatic stress experiences.  Research training opportunities for this study are available.

The Family Adversity and Resilience (FARR) Program currently has three active NIH-funded studies centered on understanding how exposure to stress, trauma and other adversity affects children and families.  We have many research opportunities for individuals from all levels of training (undergraduate, doctoral, and medical students, as well as residents and fellows). 

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder in Childhood and Adolescence
    Ford, J.D. Greene, C.A. Handbook of DSM-5 Childhood Disorders 2017 Jan;
  • Psychological and Biological Theories of Child and Adolescent Traumatic Stress Disorders
    Ford, J.D. Greene, C.A. Evidence Based Treatments for Trauma-Related Disorders in Children and Adolescents 2017 Jan;
  • Emotion regulation in the wake of childhood complex trauma
    Greene, C.A. Grasso, D. Ford, J.D. Helping Children Cope with Trauma 2014 Jan;
  • Cumulative trauma in childhood
    Grasso, D., Greene, C.A., & Ford, J.D. Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders in Children and Adolescents 2013 Dec;
  • Cumulative Trauma in Childhood
    Greene, C; Grasso, D; Ford, J Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Scientific Foundations and Therapeutic Models 2013 Jan;79-99
Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Support for a two-generation approach to addressing young children’s response to trauma.TalkConnecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science2018
Greene, C.A., McCarthy, K., Wakschlag, L.S., & Briggs-Gowan, M.J. (2017, November). Responsive parenting buffers the impact of maternal mental health symptoms on young children’s trauma symptomsTalkInternational Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Annual Meeting2017Chicago, IL
Greene, C.A., Grasso, D. J., Ford, J.D., McCarthy, K., Wakschlag, L.S., & Briggs-Gowan, M.J. (2015, May). Maternal risk and protective factors in the relationship between mothers’ posttraumatic stress symptoms and their preschool children’s functioningTalkAssociation for Psychological Science2015New York, NY
Greene, C.A., Grasso, D. J., Chan, G., McCarthy, K., Wakschlag, L.S., & Briggs-Gowan, M.J. (2015, November). Emotional and physical intimate partner violence and young children’s mental health.TalkInternational Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Annual Meeting2015New Orleans, LA
Ward-Zimmerman, B. & Greene, C.A. (2014, August). Forging psychologist and pediatric primary care collaborations through virtual integration. Skill-building session accepted for presentation at the 2014 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington D.C.TalkAmerican Psychological Association Annual Convention2014Washington, D.C.
Chang-Angulo, R. & Greene, C.A. (2014, October). Impact of Developmental Trauma in Children and Families. NAMI Connecticut State Conference, Meriden, CT.TalkNAMI Connecticut State Conference2014Meriden, CT
Greene, C.A. & Ward-Zimmerman, B. (2014, October). Psychologist and Pediatric Primary Care Collaborations: Why and How. Workshop accepted for presentation at the 2014 Connecticut Psychological Association 28th Annual Convention, Haddam, CT.TalkConnecticut Psychological Association 28th Annual Convention2014Haddam, CT
Impact of Developmental Trauma in Children and FamiliesTalkNAMI Connecticut State Conference2014
The Development of Problem-Solving Coping Strategies in Urban Children with AsthmaPoster36th annual convention of the Assoc. for Advancement of Behavior Therapy2002Reno Nevada