Lauren Dennehy MS, LCSW

Assistant Clinical Professor in the Child Study Center (Social Work)

Biographical Info

Ms. Dennehy is a clinician whose work with the Provence-Harris Child Development Unit specializes in assessment and treatment of children under age 5. She conducts developmental assessments of young children and enjoys dynamically oriented psychotherapy with children. She is currently utilizing a range of evidence based treatments for young children including Child Parent Psychotherapy, a relationship-enhancing treatment for young children who have experienced trauma, Circle of Security parenting, and Parent Child Interaction Therapy. Ms. Dennehy also enjoys working with adolescents, conducting family therapy, and supporting effective school advocacy. She provides services in the Child Study Center clinics in New Haven and in Madison. Additionally, Ms. Dennehy is a developmental specialist and consultant in the Mothers and Toddlers Program. This program works with mothers with substance abuse histories and toddlers; it has a dual service and research component focused upon supporting parent child attachment and the development of reflective function.


Education & Training

M.S.
Erikson Institute (2007)
M.S.W.
Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Med (2008)
Postgraduate Associate Clinical Social Work Fellow
Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine  (2008 - 2009)

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