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CURRICULUM VITA

Marsha Kline Pruett

Connecticut Mental Health Center
Law and Psychiatry
34 Park Street
New Haven, CT 06519
Phone: (203) 974-7#171
E-mail: Marsha.Pruett@po.state.ct.us

Education:

  • B.A., M.S., University of Pennsylvania, 1982, Psychological Services in Education
  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1989, Clinical Psychology
  • M.S.L., Yale School of Law, 1996
Certificates:
  • Family Therapy, 1983, University of Pennsylvania School of Education and Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic
  • Basic Divorce Mediation, 1998, Mediation Matters
  • Certified Prevention Professional-Reciprocal (Prevention and Substance Abuse), 1998, The Connecticut
  • Certification Board, Inc.
Career:
  • 1982-84 Consultant and Researcher, Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1984-88 Research Assistant, Becoming a Family Project, Berkeley, California
  • 1984-88 Assistant Research Scientist, Center for the Family in Transition, Corte Madera, California
  • 1987-88 Consultant, Allied Fellowship Service for Substance Abusers and Ex-offenders, Oakland, California
  • 1988-89 Predoctoral Fellow, Connecticut Mental Health Center, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1989-94 Associate Research Scientist, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut (joint appointment with the Child Study Center, effective 7/1/94)
  • 1990-94 Consultant and Trainer, Department of Community Mental Health, Westchester County, New York
  • 1990-99 Director of Child and Adolescent Programs, The Consultation Center, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1994- Research Scientist, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut (joint appointment with the Child Study Center)
  • Faculty in Law and Psychiatry Division, Connecticut Mental Health Center, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
Professional Honors or Recognition:
  • 1981-83 Benjamin Franklin Scholar, University of Pennsylvania
  • 1981-83 University Scholar, University of Pennsylvania
  • 1982 Royal Society of Arts Silver Medal
  • 1984 Drs. David and Sylvia Gale Award
  • 1984-86 Regents Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1995 National Association of Counties 1995 Achievement Award Winner Promoting Competence in Alternative School Students
  • 1996-98 Invited federal grant reviewer. U.S. Department of Education, Drug Free Schools and Communities Program
  • 1997 Invited participant. National Summit on Educational Reform sponsored by the Center for Mental Health in Schools, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, July 1997
  • 1997 State of Connecticut Blue Ribbon Task Force: Family Law Division
  • 1998- Invited member. Connecticut Research Group on Juvenile Justice
  • Invited reviewer. U.S. Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
  • 2000 Governor's Blue Ribbon Commission on Mental Health, Expert Panel on Prevention
Editorial Board Memberships:
  • 1991-92 Journal of Social and Personal Relationships
  • 1994- Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation
  • 1997-98 American Journal of Community Psychology (special issue: Feminist Psychology)
  • 1998 Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation (Special Issue: Issues in the Implementation of Prevention Programs)
  • 1999 Journal of School Health (Special Issue: Achieving Coordinated Mental Health Programs)
  • 1999-2000 Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation (Three Special Issues: Implementation and Evaluation of Prevention Programs in Schools and Communities)
  • 1999- Journal of the American Association of Psychiatry and Law
Departmental, Medical School and University Committees:
  • 1991-92 Member, Curriculum Review Committee, Department of Psychiatry
  • 1993-95 Member, Utilization Review Committee, Connecticut Mental Health Center
Other Professional Activities:
  • 1993 Project 2000 Grant Review Committee, The Capital Area Substance Abuse Council
  • 1993-94 Consultant for corporate child care facilities, Children First, Inc., New York, NY and Boston, MA
  • 1993-95 Public Health Advisory Council, State of Connecticut
  • 1994-95 Prevention Committee to the Substance Abuse Council, State of Connecticut
  • 1989- Private practice, adolescents, young adults, adults and couples
  • 1993- Executive Committee, City Wide Youth Coalition, New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1994- Chair and Founder, School Intervention Interest Group, Division 27, American Psychological Association
  • 1995- Vice President, Youth Continuum Board of Directors, New Haven, Connecticut, Membership Development, Program, and Personnel Committees
  • 1996-97 Member, Standards and Quality Review Committee, Department of Children and Families, State of Connecticut
  • 1996-97 Consultant, Sidwell Friends Middle School, Washington, D.C.
  • 1997-99 Editor, Ethical and Legal Issues in School Consultation, Section in Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation
  • 1998-99 Consultant, Henry A. Luce Foundation, New York
  • Memberships in American Psychological Association, Society for Community Research and Action (Division 27 of the American Psychological Association), American Psychology-Law Society (Division 41 of the American Psychological Association), Connecticut Council of Divorce Mediators, Academy of Family Mediators, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.
Grants & Contracts Received:

Clinical:

  • Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health: Promoting Competence in Alternative School Students.
    3/15/93 - 10/31/94: Total (T) $98,608
    Marsha Kline, Ph.D., Project Director
  • Community Foundation for Greater New Haven 823N-300: Regional School Crisis Prevention and Response Team.
    1/19/94 - 1/18/95: Total (T) $65,000
    Marsha Kline, Ph.D., Co-Director
  • W. C. Graustein Memorial Fund: Regional School Crisis Prevention and Response Team.
    4/13/94 - 4/12/95: Total (T) $28,500
    Marsha Kline, Ph.D., Co-Director
  • State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health 902GA - 270: Transition Secondary Program Enrichment Services.
    7/1/93 - 6/30/95: Total (T) $300,000
    Marsha Kline, Ph.D., Deputy Director
  • State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services: Professional Development Institute.
    9/30/94 - 9/30/97: Total (T) $298,178
    10/1/97 - 6/30/98: Total (T) $78,316
    7/1/98 - 6/30/99: Total (T) $100,287
    Marsha Kline Pruett, Ph.D., Director
  • Community Foundation for Greater New Haven 045 300: Enhancing Training Opportunities for Youth Service Providers.
    1/15/95 - 1/14/97: Total (T) $86,128
    7/1/98 - 6/30/99: Total (T) $55,000
    Marsha Kline, Ph.D., Program Director
  • New Haven Board of Education: Transitional Education Academy, Wexler Afterschool Program.
    7/1/95 - 6/30/97: Total (T) $86,000
    9/1/97 - 6:30/98: Total (T) $60,000
    9/1/98 - 6/30/99: Total (T) $60,000
    Marsha Kline Pruett, Ph.D., Director
  • State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services 902GA - 270: Transitional Secondary Program Enrichment Services.
    7/1/96 - 6/30/98: Total (T) $300,000
    7/1/98 - 6/30/99: Total (T) $178,000
    Marsha Kline Pruett, Ph.D., Director
  • Enterprise Community of New Haven: Neighborhood Training Opportunities for Residents and Youth Workers.
    4/1/98 - 6/30/99: Total (T): $65,000
    Marsha Kline Pruett, Ph.D., Director
  • Academy of Educational Development: Youth Development Training and Resource Building.
    7/1/98 - 6/30/99: Total (T): $11,000
    Marsha Kline Pruett, Ph.D., Director
Research:
  • NIDA 2 R01 DA05205: Coping with Work and Family Stress: Impact on Drug Use.
    9/30/88 - 8/31/91: Total (T) $334,039
    Marsha L. Kline, Ph.D., Co-Investigator
  • NIAAA 1R01 AA09112: Impact of a Worksite Intervention on Alcohol Use.
    7/1/92 - 6/30/95: Total (T) $444,740
    Marsha Kline, Ph.D., Co-Investigator
  • U.S. Department of Education S184 A20041: Competence Promotion in Middle School: A Substance Abuse Prevention Approach with High Risk Youth.
    9/1/92 - 8/31/95: Total (T) $564,257
    Marsha L. Kline, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
  • U.S. Department of Education S184 D60214: Community Support Services Team of the Transitional Education Academy.
    10/1/96 - 9/30/98: Total (T) $542,984
    Marsha L. Kline, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
  • Community Foundation for Greater New Haven: Program Evaluation of the S.A.F.E. Haven Violence Prevention Initiative for New Haven.
    10/1/96 - 9/30/97: Total (T) $15,000
    Marsha L. Kline, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
  • Smith Richardson Foundation: Divorce in Legal Context: Outcomes for Children.
    1/1/97 - 12/30/97: Total (T) $50,000
    Marsha L. Kline, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
  • State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services: Parent (Guardian) and Child Drug Education Pilot Program for Child Neglect Cases.
    1/1/98- 6/30/99: Total (T): $37,500
    Marsha Kline Pruett, Ph.D., Director of Evaluation
  • Smith Richardson Foundation, Inc.: Collaborative Divorce Project.
    3/1/99 - 2/28/01: Total (T) $301,112
    Marsha Kline Pruett, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
Bibliography:

Original Articles:

  • Johnston, J. R., & Kline, M. A proposal for joint custody research. Prepared for the Equity Task Force of the California State Senate, Sacramento, California, 1986.
  • Isaacs, M. B., Leon, G., & Kline, M. When is a parent out of the picture? Different custody, different perceptions. Family Process, 26, 101-110, 1987.
  • Kuriloff, P., Babad, E., & Kline, M. Mechanisms that contribute to learning in experiential small groups. Small Group Behavior, 19, 207-226, 1988.
  • Kline, M., & Cowan, P. A. Rethinking the connections between "work and family" and well-being. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 3, 61-90, 1988.
  • Tschann, J. M., Johnston, J. R., Kline, M., & Wallerstein, J. S. Family process and children's functioning during divorce. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 51, 431-444, 1989.
  • Johnston, J. R., Kline, M., & Tschann, J. M. Ongoing postdivorce conflict in families contesting custody: Does joint custody and frequent access help? Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 59, 576-692, 1989.
  • Coysh, W. S., Johnston, J. R., Tschann, J. M., Wallerstein, J. S., & Kline, M. Parental postdivorce adjustment in joint and sole physical custody families. Journal of Family Issues, 10, 52-71, 1989.
  • Kline, M., Tschann, J. M., Johnston, J. R., & Wallerstein, J. S. Children's adjustment in joint and sole physical custody families. Developmental Psychology, 25, 430-438, 1989.
  • Kline, M., Johnston, J. R., & Tschann, J. M. The long-term effects of marital conflict on children's adjustment postdivorce: A family process model. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 53, 297-309, 1991.
  • Kline, M., Cowan, P. A., & Cowan, C. P. The origins of patenting stress during the transition to parenthood: A new family model. Early Education and Development, 2, 287-307, 1991.
  • Johnston, J. R., Kline, M., & Tschann, J. M. Ongoing postdivorce conflict in families contesting custody: Effects on children of joint custody and frequent access. In J. Folberg (Ed.), Joint custody and shared parenting, 2nd edition, New York: Guilford, 1991.
  • Snow, D. L. & Kline, M. L. A worksite coping skills intervention: Effects on women's psychological symptomatology and substance use. The Community Psychologist, 24, 14-17, 1991.
  • Kline, M. L. & Snow, D. L. Effects of a worksite coping skills intervention on the stress, social support, and health outcomes of working mothers. Journal of Primary Prevention, 15, 105-121, 1994.
  • Schonfeld, D. J., & Kline, M. School-based crisis intervention: A role for pediatricians. Current Problems in Pediatrics, 24, 48-54, 1994.
  • Schonfeld, D. J., & Kline, M. School-based crisis intervention: An organizational model. Crisis Intervention and Time-Limited Treatment, 1, 155-166, 1994.
  • Lichtenstein, R., Schonfeld, D. J., & Kline, M. School crisis response: Expecting the unexpected. Educational Leadership, 52, 79-83, 1994.
  • Kline, M., Schonfeld, D. J., & Lichtenstein, R. Benefits and challenges of school-based crisis response teams. Journal of School Health, 65, 245-249, 1995.
  • Kline, M. Looking from the outside in: A community psychologist's reflections on school consultation. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 6, 287-293, 1995.
  • Martin, E. F. & Pruett, M. K. The juvenile sex offender and the juvenile justice system. American Criminal Law Review, 35, 279-332, 1998.
  • McMahon, T. J. & Pruett, M. K. On the proverbial horns of an ethical dilemma: school consultation, child advocacy, and adversarial intervention. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 9, 75-85, 1998.
  • Pruett, M. K. Divorce in legal context: Outcomes for children. Connecticut Family Lawyer, 13, 1-11, Spring 1998.
  • Pruett, M. K. & Jackson, T. The lawyer's role during the divorce process: Perceptions of parents, their young children and their attorneys. Family Law Quarterly, 33 (2), 283-310, Summer 1999.
  • Pruett, K. D. & Pruett, M. K. "Only God Decides": Young children's perceptions of divorce. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 38 (12), 1544-50, Dec. 1999.
  • Pruett, M. K., Davidson, L., McMahon, T. J., Ward, N. L., & Griffith, E. H. Comprehensive services for at risk urban youth: Applying lessons from the CMHC movement. Children's Services: Social, Political, Research, and Practice, 3 (2), 63-83, 2000.
  • McMahon, T. J., Ward, N. L., Pruett, M. K., Davidson, L., & Griffith, E. E. Building full-service schools: Lessons learned in the development of interagency collaboratives. In J. E. Zins, M. T. Greenberg, M. J. Elias, and M. K. Pruett (Eds). Issues in the Implementation of Prevention Programs (Special Issue). Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, in press.
  • Pruett, M. K., Jackson, T, & HoganBruen, K. The best interest of the child: Parents' versus attorneys' perceptions. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, in press.
  • Pruett, M. K., Nangle, B. & Bailey, C. Divorcing families with young children in the court's family services unit: Profiles and impact of services. Family and Conciliation Courts Review, in press.
Reviews, Chapters, Books, Manuals:
  • Schnur, R., Lightsy, F., & Kline, M. Decision Making: Parent/Child Program Addendum, New Haven: Yale University School of Medicine, The Consultation Center, Department of Psychiatry, pp. 1-12, 1990.
  • Schnur, R., Kline, M., & Lightsy, F. Decision Making: Parent/Child Program (Talking Together), New Haven: Yale University School of Medicine, The Consultation Center, Department of Psychiatry, pp. 1-84, 1991.
  • Schnur, R., Blitz, C., Epperson, B., & Kline, M. Decision Making: Sixth Grade Student Program, New Haven: Yale University School of Medicine, The Consultation Center, Department of Psychiatry, pp. 1-133, 1991.
  • Martino, S., Schnur, R., & Kline, M. Decision Making: Seventh Grade Student Program. New Haven: Yale University School of Medicine, The Consultation Center, Department of Psychiatry, pp. 1-122, 1991.
  • Martino, S., & Kline, M. Decision Making: Eighth Grade Student Program, New Haven: Yale University School of Medicine, The Consultation Center, Department of Psychiatry, pp. 1-114, 1991.
  • Grady, K., Kline, M., Belanoff, L., & Snow, D. L. Guiding your children's decisions: Program for parents. In M. J. Elias (Ed.), Social decision making and life skills development: Guidelines for middle school educators. Gaithersburg, Maryland: Aspen, pp. 207-237, 1993.
  • Grady, K., Snow, D. L., Puterski, D., Laughlin, P., & Kline, M. L. Co-investigator for Managing work and family stress: A coping skills intervention, New Haven: Yale University School of Medicine, The Consultation Center, Department of Psychiatry, 1993.
  • Snow, D. L. & Kline, M. L. [Review of Jason, L. A., Danner, K. E. & Kurasaki, K. S. (Eds.), Prevention and School Transitions. New York: Haworth Press, 1993, 1-204.] Child, Youth, and Family Services Quarterly, 1994.
  • Snow, D. L. & Kline, M. L. Preventive interventions in the workplace to reduce negative psychiatric consequences of work and family stress. In C. M. Mazure (Ed.), Does stress cause psychiatric illness? Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association Press, pp. 221-270, 1995.
  • Lichtenstein, R., Schonfeld, D.J., Kline, M., & Speese-Linehan, D. How to Prepare For and Respond to a Crisis. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1995.
  • Pruett, M. K. & HoganBruen, K. Joint custody and shared parenting: Research and interventions. In K. D. Pruett and M. Kline Pruett (Eds.) Child custody issues. Child Psychiatric Clinics of North America Monograph. New York: W.B. Saunders, 1998.
  • Pruett, M. K. & Pruett, K. D. Fathers, divorce and children. In K.D. Pruett and M. Kline Pruett (Eds.) Child custody issues. Child Psychiatric Clinics of North America Monograph. New York: W.B. Saunders, 1998.
  • Pruett, K. D. & Pruett, M. K. (Eds.), Child custody issues. Child Psychiatric Clinics of North America Monograph. New York: W. B. Saunders, 1998.
  • Pruett, M. K. & Santangelo, C. Joint custody and empirical knowledge: The estranged bedfellows of divorce. In R. M. Galatzer-Levy and L. Kraus (Eds.), The scientific basis of custody decisions. New York: Wiley, 1999.
  • Mercer, D. & Pruett, M. K. Your Divorce Advisor: A Lawyer and Psychologist Guide You Through the Legal and Emotional Landscape of Divorce. In press.
Presentations:
  • Kline, M., & Soule, C. Systemic implications of overlapping consultation teams. Paper presented at the meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Jose, California, April, 1985.
  • Kline, M. Children's adjustment in joint and sole custody families. Paper presented at the meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Long Beach, California, April, 1987. Johnston, J. R., Kline, M., Nelson, R., Tschann, J., & Coysh, W. S. Custody and visitation patterns, parental conflict, and child outcomes. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, New York, New York, August, 1987.
  • Kline, M., Johnston, J. R., & Tschann, J. Beyond custody: Moderators of child adjustment. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, New York, New York, August, 1987.
  • Kline, M. Working in pairs with couples. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Orthopsychiatric Association, San Francisco, California, April, 1988.
  • Kline, M., & Johnston, J. R. The long shadow of marital conflict. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Kansas City, Missouri, April, 1989.
  • Kline, M. Work and family across the transition to parenthood. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Kansas City, Missouri, April, 1989.
  • Kline, M., & Soule, C. Similarity in parents' work experience, couple satisfaction and child development. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, August, 1989.
  • Kline, M. Employment and family work, stress, and well-being: Parents with preschoolers. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, August, 1989.
  • Kline, M., & Snow, D. L. A stress/mediation/response model for understanding negative outcomes of work and family stress for female clerical workers. Paper presented at the Seventh Annual Northeast Community Psychology Conference, Burlington, Vermont, October, 1990.
  • Snow, D. L., & Kline, M. The effectiveness of a work-based coping skills intervention with female clerical workers. Paper presented at the Seventh Annual Northeast Community Psychology Conference, Burlington, Vermont, October, 1990.
  • Kline, M. A collaborative model of prevention for adolescent substance abuse. Invited speaker at the conference on "Mental Health in the Classroom: Conflicts and Collaboration", Palo Alto, California, November, 1990.
  • Kline, M., & Snow, D. L. Effects of a worksite intervention on the stress, social support, and health outcomes of working mothers. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, Washington, April, 1991.
  • Kline, M. Dissemination of a school-based adolescent decision-making program. Paper presented at the Third Biennial Conference on Community Research and Action, Tempe, Arizona, June, 1991
  • Snow, D. L., & Kline, M. A worksite coping skills intervention with female employees: Effects on psychological symptomatology and substance use. Paper presented at the Third Biennial Conference on Community Research and Action, Tempe, Arizona, June, 1991.
  • Kline, M., & Snow, D. L. Stress, social support and adjustment among working mothers. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, California, August, 1991.
  • Kline, M. L., & Snow, D. L. Competence promotion in middle school: Problems in translating ideas into action. Paper presented at the Fourth Biennial Conference on Community Research and Action (Division 27 of the American Psychological Association), Williamsburg, Virginia, June, 1993.
  • Snow, D. L., & Kline, M. L. Short- and long-term effects of a worksite coping skills intervention. Paper presented at the Fourth Biennial Conference on Community Research and Action (Division 27 of the American Psychological Association), Williamsburg, Virginia, June, 1993.
  • Kline, M. Adapting a comprehensive prevention plan to diverse school settings. Paper presented at the 7th Annual Conference on Drug-Free Schools and Communities (U.S. Department of Education), Washington, DC, December, 1993.
  • Kline, M. A comprehensive school-based program for high-risk, inner city teens. Member of a panel symposium presented at the 71st Annual Meeting of the American Orthopsychiatric Association, Washington, DC, April, 1994.
  • Schonfeld, D. J. & Kline, M. Urban stress and trauma, panel II: Crisis intervention in the schools. Panel symposium presented at the IACAPAP International Congress, San Francisco, California, July, 1994.
  • Kline, M., Schnur, R., & Adamy, D. A classroom-based approach to teaching conflict resolution in the middle school. Paper presented at the Ninth Annual National Association for Mediation in Education Conference, Amherst, Massachusetts, July, 1994.
  • Kline, M. School based crisis intervention: An organizational model. Member of a panel symposium presented at the Annual Victim Rights Conference on "Violence: What Can We Do About It?," Springfield, Massachusetts, April, 1995.
  • Kline, M. & Snow, D. L. Promoting competence among middle school students: An intervention for at-risk youth. Member of a panel symposium presented at the Fifth Biennial Conference on Community Research and Action (Division 27 of the American Psychological Association), Chicago, Illinois, June, 1995.
  • Kline, M. Reclaiming America's youth: Hidden agendas. Member of a panel symposium presented at the Fifth Biennial Conference on Community Research and Action (Division 27 of the American Psychological Association), Chicago, Illinois, June, 1995.
  • Hagen, D. L., Snow, D. L., & Kline, M. L. The relationships of stress, social support and coping with somatic complaints and employee absences. Paper presented at the conference "Work, Stress and Health '95: Creating Healthier Workplaces," co-sponsored by the American Psychological Association, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Department of Labor), Washington, D.C., September, 1995.
  • Kline, M. L., Snow, D. L., & Hagen, D. L. Models of stress, social support, and coping for depression and alcohol use among male and female employees. Paper presented at the Conference on "Work, Stress and Health '95: Creating Healthier Workplaces," co-sponsored by American Psychological Association, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Department of Labor), Washington, D.C., September, 1995.
  • Snow, D. L., Kline, M. L., & Hagen, D. L. A workplace preventive intervention for coping with work and family stress. Paper presented at the Conference on "Work, Stress and Health '95: Creating Healthier Workplaces," co-sponsored by American Psychological Association, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Department of Labor), Washington, D.C., September, 1995.
  • Laughlin, P. E., Snow, D. L., & Kline, M. L. Work and family stressors and social support: relationship to depression among employed mothers. Paper presented at the Conference on "Work, Stress and Health '95: Creating Healthier Workplaces," co-sponsored by American Psychological Association, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Department of Labor), Washington, D.C., September, 1995.
  • Kline, M. State of the art perspectives on divorce and child custody. Chair of symposium presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Philadelphia, PA, October, 1996.
  • Kline, M. First Academic Seminar in Child Mental Health and Child Psychiatry. Invited speaker, International Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions. October 29 - November 2, 1996, Alexandria, Egypt.
  • Pruett, M. K. Community psychology contributions to school consultation research and practice. Chair of symposium presented at the Sixth Biennial Conference on Community Research and Action (Division 27 of the American Psychological Association), Columbia, South Carolina, May, 1997. Pruett, M. K. Overcoming the obstacles to structural change approaches to integrated services. Discussant for symposium presented at Sixth Biennial Conference on Community Research and Action (Division 27 of the American Psychological Association), Columbia, South Carolina, May, 1997.
  • Pruett, M. K. The study of racial identity and socialization: Influences upon child and adolescent outcomes, implications for policy and intervention. Discussant for symposium presented at Sixth Biennial Conference on Community Research and Action (Division 27 of the American Psychological Association), Columbia, South Carolina, May, 1997.
  • Pruett, M. K. Utilizing models of ethnic identity development in creating a comprehensive school-based mental health program for at-risk African American high school youth. Co-Chair of symposium presented at Sixth Biennial Conference on Community Research and Action (Division 27 of the American Psychological Association), Columbia, South Carolina, May, 1997.
  • Pruett, M. K. Co-parenting plans: Issues for parents, issues for professionals. Paper presented to the Connecticut Council of Divorce Mediation, New Haven, Connecticut, April, 1998.
  • Pruett, M. K. The unmet needs of children in family courts. Keynote Speaker at "Children and the Adversarial System." Symposium of the Connecticut Bar Foundation, University of Connecticut School of Law, Storrs, Connecticut, June, 1998.
  • Pruett, M. K. The juvenile sex offender and the juvenile justice system. Paper presented at the Quinnipiac College School of Law, Juvenile Justice Counter-Reformation Conference, Hamden, Connecticut, September 1998.
  • Pruett, M. K. Divorce in legal context: Research outcomes for families with young children. Paper presented at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry meetings, Anaheim, California, October, 1998.
  • Pruett, M. K. New research on parents' and children's perceptions of divorce in the legal system. Keynote speaker for "New Ways of Helping Children and Parents Through Divorce," a conference jointly sponsored by the Judith Wallerstein Center for the Family in Transition and University of California Extension, Santa Cruz, Carmel Valley, California, November 20-22, 1998.
  • Pruett, M. K. Divorce in legal context: Data about family services provision. Invited speech to the Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, New Haven, December 14, 1998.
  • Pruett, M. K. Divorce and young children. Invited address to Irving B. Harris Training Center for Infant and Toddler Development, College of Education and Human Development and the Minnesota Association of Matrimonial Lawyers, University of Minnesota, April 30, 1999.
  • Pruett, M. K. Father loss in divorce: Prevalence, meaning and reality. Invited speech to Virginia Mason Institute, Seattle, WA, May 7, 1999.
  • Pruett, M. K. Longitudinal studies involving alternate high school youth: Who they are, how they get there, and patterns of service utilization. Chair of symposium to be presented at the 7th Biennial Conference on Community Research and Action (Division 27 of the American Psychological Association), New Haven, CT, June 9-12, 1999.
  • Pruett, M. K. Developmental guidelines for visitation. Committee of Counsel for Children, New London, CT, July 22, 1999.
  • Pruett, M. K. Positive youth development and adolescence: What we know, what we do not know. Report to State of Connecticut Funders' Group, Hartford, CT, February 2000.
  • Pruett, M. K. Reducing the carnage: High conflict divorce and young children. Keynote address to Child Custody Colloquium, Family Law Section of Los Angeles County Bar Association and Los Angeles Superior Court, March 2000.
  • Pruett, M. K. Meeting the needs of children and families in the care system. Invited series of presentations to YWCA Leadership Development Center, Phoenix, Arizona, April 2000.
Media Presentations/Consultations:
  • National Public Radio, Effects of Joint Custody on Children, November 1987.
  • ABC News, Special program on Child Snatching, May 1993.
  • Connecticut Television Network, Special program on Children and Violence in the Community. September 1993.
  • Consultant, Tristar Pictures, Featured child actress preparation, February 1994.
  • Connie Chung's "Eye To Eye" News Program (CBS), Conflict Resolution As A Means of Enhancing Children's Moral Development, March 1994.
  • NBC Evening News Program, "When Children Lose a Parent, As the Princes of Wales Lost Their Mother" (Princess Diana's Death), October 1997.
  • National Cable Network (FX channel), American Baby, Co-parenting Young Children after Divorce, November 1998.
  • National Cable Network (FX channel), American Baby, Co-parenting Young Children after Divorce, November 1998.
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