Vita

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Dr. Donna K. Housman (EdD)

Academic Training:
1981 Ed. D. Boston University, Boston, MA, Psychology
1975 CAGS Boston University, Boston, MA, Psychology
1974 M.Ed. Boston University, Boston, MA, Psychology
1973 B.S. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, Psychology (magna cum laude)

Additional Training:
1978-1981 Research Fellow in Child Psychology McLean Hospital, Dept. of Child Psychology and Psychology Education, Hall Mercer Children’s Center, Inpatient Children’s Service, Belmont, MA
1974-1975 South Shore Mental Health Center, Quincy, MA, Psychology Intern

Academic Appointments:
1988-present Professor, Department of Behavioral Neurosciences Division of Medical and Dental Sciences Boston University – Graduate School
1988-present Assistant Clinical Professor Department of Psychiatry Boston University School of Medicine
1983-1988 Research Associate Department of Child Psychiatry Boston University School of Medicine
1978-1981 Research Fellow in Child Psychology Department of Child Psychology Harvard Medical School

Hospital Appointments or Other Employment:
1982-present Private Practice, Licensed Clinical Psychologist working with children, adolescents, adults and families
1984-present Beginnings Child Development Center, Training and education affiliate of BUSM, Founder & President, Weston, MA
1981-1997 Boston University School of Medicine. Researcher, Department of Child Psychiatry and Child Development
1983-1986 Charles River Hospital, Clinical Psychologist, Adolescent Inpatient Unit, Wellesley, MA
1981-1982 Boston-North Shore Associates, P.C. Clinical Psychologist, Salem, MA
1975-1981 North Shore Community Mental Health Ctr., Clinical Psychologist, Salem, MA
1974-1975 South Shore Mental Health Center, Psychologist, Quincy Public Schools, Mental Health Component, Quincy, MA

Licenses and Certification:
1993 Health Service Provider, Board of Registration of Psychologists
1983 Psychologist, Licensed in State of Massachusetts, #3015

Teaching Experience and Responsibilities:
1984-present Beginnings School, Training and education affiliate of BUSM: Conduct weekly clinical training seminars with teaching staff. Lead ongoing research efforts: studies in early psychodynamic development of emotion regulation, executive functions, and separation/attachment behavior

Professional Societies: Memberships, Offices, and Committee Assignments:
American Psychological Association, current
Massachusetts Psychological Association, current

Private/Foundation:
2007-present Executive Board Member & Treasurer of Massachusetts Association of Infant Mental Health, affiliate of World Association of Infant Mental Health
2007- present Advisory Board Member, New England Center for Children (NECC)

Invited Lectures and Conference Presentations:
1. Saint Augustine’s Church - Bullying November 2013
2. Wellesley Mother’s Forum – Limit Setting, October 2013
3. Why Emotional Intelligence Taught Early Makes the Difference: Lessons Learned from Beginnings School, AERA National Conference, May 2013
4. The Intersect of Social and Emotional Learning with Academic Achievement: Perspectives from Research And Practice, AERA (American Educational Research Association) 2013 Annual Meeting
5. Stop Bullying Before it Starts- Arming our Children with Emotional Intelligence, Early Childhood Investigations Webinar, 2013
6. Limit Setting with our Children, Sports Club LA, 2013
7. Stop Bullying by Arming Children with Emotional Intelligence, LexFun Seminars, 2013
8. Why Teaching Emotional Intelligence Early Makes the Difference, Children’s Friend 2012 Training Series, Bryant University
9. Bullying Town Hall, Advance Screening Weinstein Brothers’ Documentary Film “Bully”, Coolidge Theater, Brookline, MA. 2012
10. Emotional Intelligence: A Different Kind of Smart, ISIS Parenting, 2011
11. Beginnings School Lecture Series, various topics, 2002 - Present
12. Suicide and Affective Disorders of Adolescents Related to Early Development Issues, Charles River Hospital, 1995
13. Psychodynamic Considerations in Understanding the Vulnerable Suicidal Adolescent, Charles River Hospital, 1993
14. Suicide Risk and Protective Factors within the Adolescent Population, Charles River Hospital, 1992
15. Suicide and the Young Adult; Diagnostic and Treatment Considerations, Charles River Hospital, 1990

Original, Peer Reviewed Articles:
1. Depressive affect in "normal" adolescents: relationship to life stress, family, and friends. Rubin C, Rubenstein, Stechler G, Heeren T, Halton A, Housman D, Kasten L., Am J Orthopsychiatry. 1992 Jul; 62(3): 430-41.
2. Suicidal behavior in "normal" adolescents: risk and protective factors. Rubenstein JL, Heeren T, Housman D, Rubin C, Stechler G. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 1989 Jan; 59(1): 59-71.
3. Suicide and Affective Disorders of Adolescents Related to Early Development Issues, Housman, D, Doctoral Dissertation, 1981