Ann Close

Assistant Professor in the Child Study Center; Associate Director of the Yale Program in Early Childhood Education; Lecturer in Psychology

Contact Information

Ann Close, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Child Study Center

    PO Box 207900, 230 South Frontage Road

    New Haven, CT, 06520-7900

    United States



Dr. Close is an educator and clinician. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of children under age five. She teaches Yale College students and fellows in training at the Child Study Center. The topics of her courses include: child development, child psychopathology, developmental assessment and clinical evaluation, mental health consultation and early childhood education. She conducts developmental assessments of young children and does dynamically oriented psychotherapy with children. In addition she provides mental health consultation to early childhood education programs in the community. Dr. Close is a consultant to two parenting programs, Parents First and Minding the Baby. These programs have both a service and research component and focus on supporting parent child attachment and the development of the reflective function.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Bryn Mawr College (1984)

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