Loyola University Maryland


Sharon J. Green-Hennessy, Ph.D.

Sharon Green-HenneseyProfessor of Psychology

Office: 206 CICL
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 (MPA)

Mentor of the Year Award (2014)
Awarded by the Maryland Psychological Association for Graduate Students (MPAGS)

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., & Mariotti, E. (2021). The decision to homeschool: Potential factors influencing
        reactive homeschooling practice. Educational Review. Advanced online publication. 

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(1), 26.
Green-Hennessy, S., & Hennessy, K. D. (2015). Predictors of seclusion or restraint use within
residential treatment centers for children and adolescents. Psychiatric Quarterly, 86(4), 545-554.
Green-Hennessy, S. (2014). Homeschooled adolescents: Developmental outcomes. 
Journal of Adolescence, 37(4), 441-449. https://doi.org/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(2), 155-162.

Green-Hennessy, S. (2013). Cochrane systemic reviews for the mental health field: Is the gold
standard tarnished? Psychiatric Services, 64(1), 65-70. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.001682012

Course Offerings:

PY206: Psychopathology
PY420: Child Psychopathology
PY615: Advanced Psychopathology
PY664: Lifespan Development

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