Nancy E Suchman PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and in the Child Study Center

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student ResearchChild Study Center | Psychiatry: Division of Substance Abuse; West Haven Mental Health Center; Substance Abuse Research; Psychotherapy Development Center; Psychology Section; Addictions, Division of

Research Interests

Mother-child relations; Human attachment; Substance abuse; Intervention development and evaluation; Neurobiology of parenting and addiction more...


  • B.A., Cornell University, 1979
  • M.S., Syracuse University, 1986
  • Ph.D., Colorado State University, 1994

Selected Publications

  • Suchman, N., Pajulo, M., & Mayes, L. (Eds.) (2013). Parenting and substance addiction: Developmental approaches to intervention. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Suchman, N. E., DeCoste, C., Rosenberger, P., & McMahon, T. J. (2012). Attachment-based intervention for substance using mothers: A preliminary test of the proposed mechanisms of change. Infant Mental Health Journal, 33, in press.
  • Suchman, N., Pajulo, M., Kalland, M., & DeCoste, C., & Mayes, L. (2012). Mentalization-based interventions for at-risk mothers of infants and toddlers. In A. W. Bateman & P. Fonagy (Eds.). Handbook on mentalizing in mental health practice, pp. 309-346. London, England: American Psychiatric Publishing.



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