Martha B. Straus (PhD)

Professor
Department of Clinical Psychology

AUNE Contact Information

603-283-2187

Highest Degree

PhD, University of Maryland, College Park

Overview

Received her doctorate in clinical/community psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1984 after an internship at the Yale Child Study Center where she was a Bush Fellow in Child Development and Social Policy. Dr. Straus received specialized postdoctoral training at Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in family violence and child forensic psychology.

Her research interests currently focus on attachment relationships in emerging adulthood; outcomes for adoptive and foster children; and resilience in traumatized children and adolescents. She has edited and written several books including: Abuse and Victimization across the Lifespan; Violence in the Lives of Adolescents; No-Talk Therapy for Children and Adolescents; and Adolescent Girls in Crisis: Intervention and Hope. Dr. Straus also has authored many journal articles and presents and consults internationally on topics of child and family development and therapy.

Before joining Antioch New England, Dr. Straus was instructor and clinical associate in the department of psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School where she directed the Kids In Transition Evaluation Service (KITES) at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. She is listed in the National Register of Health Care Providers in Psychology and she is licensed in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and in Vermont, where she maintains a small general private practice.