Melissa L. Whitson PhD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry

Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Connecticut Mental Health Center


  • B.A., Lafayette College, 1998
  • M.S., California State University, Los Angeles, 2001
  • Ph.D., Columbia University, 2008

Selected Publications

  • Whitson, M.L., Connell, C.M., Bernard, S., & Kaufman, J.S. (in press). An examination of exposure to traumatic events and symptoms and strengths for children served in a behavioral health system of care. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. DOI: 10.1177/1063426610380596
  • Whitson, M. L., Martinez, A., Ayala, C., & Kaufman, J. S. (2011). Predictors of parenting and infant outcomes for impoverished teen parents. Journal of Family Social Work, 14, 284-297.
  • Whitson, M.L., Bernard, S., Connell, C.M., & Kaufman, J.S. (2011). The Impact of youth and family risk factors on services recommendation and delivery in a school-based system of care. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 38(2), 146-158. DOI: 10.1007/s11414-009-9208-9. PMID: 20165927



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