Loyola University Maryland


Sharon J. Green-Hennessy, Ph.D.

Sharon Green-HenneseyProfessor of Psychology

Office: Beatty Hall, Room 222E
Telephone: 410-617-2641
Email: SGreenHennessy@loyola.edu


  • B.A. (Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa), Clark University
  • M.A. (Clinical Psychology), University of Rochester
  • Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology), University of Rochester
  • Predoctoral Internship, Tulane Medical Center
  • Postdoctoral Internship, University of Maryland Medical
    Center, Department of Pediatrics
  • Licensed Psychologist in Maryland

Teaching Award:

Psychology Teacher of the Year (2000-2001)
Awarded by the Maryland Psychological Association

Scholarly Interests:

My research involves access to mental health care, particularly for children and adolescents. Specifically, I am interested in what keeps those in need of mental health care from receiving it. I also am interested in attachment theory, child maltreatment, and psychological assessment of children.

Representative Publications:

Green-Hennessy, S., & Hennessy, K. D. (2015). Predictors of seclusion or restraint use
within residential treatment centers for children and adolescents. Psychiatric Quarterly.
Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s11126-015-9352-8 
Green-Hennessy, S. (2014). Homeschooled adolescents: Developmental outcomes. 
Journal of Adolescence, 37, 441-449. doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2014.03.007 

Green-Hennessy, S. (2013). Coverage of mental health and substance misuse topics in the Cochrane
review system. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, 22, 155-162.
doi: 10.1017/S2045796012000455

Green-Hennessy, S. (2013). Cochrane systemic reviews for the mental health field: Is the gold
standard tarnished? Psychiatric Services, 64, 65-70. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.001682012

Course Offerings:

PY607: Assessment of Children
PY615: Advanced Abnormal
PY815: Child Psychopathology
PY816: Lifespan Development
PY920: Clinical Supervision



Alyssa is pursuing her doctoral degree after earning her bachelor's degree from Loyola in 2014