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Steven Marans, MSW, PhD

Harris Professor in the Child Study Center; Director, National Center for Children Exposed to Violence/Childhood Violent Trauma Center at the Yale Child Study Center; Director, Trauma Service; Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Information

Steven Marans, MSW, PhD

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Child Study Center

    PO Box 207900, 230 South Frontage Road

    New Haven, CT, 06520-7900

    United States



Dr. Marans, a child and adult psychoanalyst, is the Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry and Professor of Psychiatry at the Child Study Center and Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine. He is the director of the National Center for Children Exposed to Violence 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 Dr. Steve Berkowitz of the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention, a brief, early treatment that has proven effectiveness in reducing post-traumatic disorders in children exposed to traumatic events. Under the auspices of a SAMHSA grant, this intervention is being rolled out nationally through the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

Over the past 20 years, Dr. Marans has worked closely with the White House, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Educations, and members of Congress on issues related to responding to trauma associated with violence in homes and communities, on terrorism and natural disasters and has served on national advisory groups and commissions regarding these issues.

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.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    London University (1993)
  • MSW
    Smith College (1979)
  • Fellow
    Western New England Institute for Psychoanalysis
  • Fellow
    Hampstead Child Therapy Course and Clinic/Anna Freud Centre

Professional Service

Child Study CenterTeacher of the Year2008 - 2009

Departments & Organizations