Loyola University Maryland


Sharon J. Green-Hennessy, Ph.D.

Sharon Green-HenneseyProfessor of Psychology

Office: CTW035D
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 the increasingly popular practice of homeschooling, as well as attachment theory and child maltreatment.

Representative Publications:

Green-Hennessy, S. (2018). Suspension of the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices:
The importance of adhering to the evidence. Substance Abuse: Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, 13, 26.
doi: 10.1186/s13011-018-0162-5 
Green-Hennessy, S., & Hennessy, K. D. (2015). Predictors of seclusion or restraint use
within residential treatment centers for children and adolescents. Psychiatric Quarterly 86, 545-554.
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:

PY202: Psychopathology
PY420: Child Psychopathology
PY615: Advanced Psychopathology
PY664: Lifespan Development (Masters)
PY815: Psychopathology Seminar
PY816: Lifespan Development (Doctoral)

Doria Diacogiannis


Loyola taught Doria to seize every opportunity available to her, whether that be undertaking a psychology major with a double minor in Spanish and English, being involved on campus, or volunteering

Psychology, English, Modern Languages and Literatures