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Sharon J. Green-Hennessy, Ph.D.

Sharon Green-Hennesey


  • 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
  • Pre-doctoral Internship - Tulane Medical Center
  • Post-doctoral Internship - Department of Pediatrics, University of Maryland Medical Center
  • Licensed Psychologist in Maryland

Courses Taught

  • PY 202 - Psychopathology
  • PY 420 - Child Psychopathology
  • PY 615 - Advanced Psychopathology
  • PY 664 - Advanced Developmental Psychology: Lifespan
  • PY 816 - Lifespan Development


  • Green-Hennessy, S., & Mariotti, E. (2021). The decision to homeschool: Potential factors influencing reactive homeschooling practice. Educational Review, 1-20. [doi]
  • 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. [doi]
  • 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. [doi]
  • Green-Hennessy, S. (2014). Homeschooled adolescents in the United States: Developmental outcomes. Journal of Adolescence, 37(4), 441-449. [doi]
  • 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. [doi]
  • Green-Hennessy, S. (2013). Cochrane systemic reviews for the mental health field: Is the gold standard tarnished? Psychiatric Services, 64(1), 65-70. [doi]

Areas of Specialization

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.


  • Psychology Teacher of the Year Award (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)