Steven Marans, MSW, PhD
Research & Publications
Dr. Marans, a child and adult psychoanalyst, is the Harris Professor of Child Psychoanalysis and Professor of Psychiatry at the Child Study Center and Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine. He is the director of the Yale Center for Traumatic Stress and Recovery and founder of the Child Development-Community Policing Program, a pioneering collaboration between mental health and law enforcement professionals providing collaborative response to children and families exposed to violence and trauma that occurs in their homes, neighborhood and schools. This program has been replicated in numerous communities around the country and abroad.
Dr. Marans is also co-developer, with Child Study Center faculty member Carrie Epstein, of the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention, a brief, early, evidence-based treatment that has proven effectiveness in interrupting and reducing post-traumatic disorders in children exposed to traumatic events. Under the auspices of a SAMHSA grant, this intervention is being disseminated broadly both nationally and internationally. Additionally, Dr. Marans and Prof. Epstein developed the Acute Stress Intervention for Adults, a brief intervention intended to support hospital staff impacted by the psychological demands associated with responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. A training was also developed for mental health professionals implementing the model with impacted hospital staff at Yale-New Haven Hospital and elsewhere.
Dr. Marans also continues to see children, adolescents and adults for clinical consultations, psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. He teaches and supervises child psychiatry, psychology and social work fellows in psychodynamic evaluation and treatment.
Over the past 25 years, Dr. Marans has worked closely with the local, state and federal agencies on issues related to responding to trauma associated with violence in homes and communities, on terrorism and natural disasters and served on Attorney General Eric Holder's National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence as well as the US Department of Health and Human Services National Advisory Committee on Children and Terrorism.
Education & Training
- FellowWestern New England Institute for Psychoanalysis (1995)
- PhDLondon University (1993)
- FellowHampstead Child Therapy Course and Clinic/Anna Freud Centre (1984)
- MSWSmith College (1979)
|Child Study Center||Teacher of the Year||2008 - 2009|
Departments & Organizations
- Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program
- Child Study Center
- Childhood Trauma Program
- Predoctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship in Psychology
- Yale Medicine
- Yale Ventures