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Nancy Close, PhD

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

Contact Information

Nancy Close, PhD

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Child Study Center

    PO Box 207900, 230 South Frontage Road

    New Haven, CT 06520-7900

    United States

Research Summary

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.

Specialized Terms: Child development; Child psychopathology; Developmental assessment and clinical evaluation; Mental health consultation; Early childhood education

Extensive Research Description

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.

Coauthors

Research Interests

Child Development; Developmental Disabilities; Child Psychiatry; Mental Health; Psychiatry and Psychology

Selected Publications

  • A Home Visiting Parenting Program and Child Obesity: A Randomized TrialOrdway M, Sadler L, Holland M, Slade A, Close N, Mayes L. A Home Visiting Parenting Program and Child Obesity: A Randomized Trial 2018, 117-126. DOI: 10.1542/9781610022781-a_home.
  • Erratum to “Lasting effects of An Interdisciplinary Home Visiting Program on Child Behavior: Preliminary Follow-Up Results of a Randomized Trial” [Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 29 (2014) 3-13]Ordway M, Sadler L, Dixon J, Close N, Mayes L, Slade A. Erratum to “Lasting effects of An Interdisciplinary Home Visiting Program on Child Behavior: Preliminary Follow-Up Results of a Randomized Trial” [Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 29 (2014) 3-13] Journal Of Pediatric Nursing 2014, 29: 390. DOI: 10.1016/j.pedn.2014.05.004.
  • Listening to Children: Talking with Young Children about Difficult Issues.Boston:Allyn and Bacon, 2001. Listening to Children: Talking with Young Children about Difficult Issues.