Mary Rooney, PhD
Clinical Psychologist, ADHD and Disruptive Behavior Disorders Center
Child Mind Institute
Mary Rooney, PhD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of ADHD and co-occurring behavioral, anxiety, and mood disorders. She has expertise in providing empirically supported interventions designed to improve peer and family relationships, organizational skills, and academic performance in children and adolescents with ADHD. A strong advocate for those with attention and behavior problems, Dr. Rooney is committed to developing and providing comprehensive, cutting edge treatments tailored to meet the unique needs of each child and adolescent. To this end, Dr. Rooney works closely with parents and teachers to create supportive, structured home and school environments that enable children and adolescents to reach their full potential.
Dr. Rooney comes to the Child Mind Institute in June 2012 after serving as a clinical fellow with the Hyperactivity, Attention, and Learning Problems Clinic at the University of California, San Francisco. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park and completed her predoctoral internship at the University of California, San Francisco. As a clinical researcher she has collaborated on studies funded by the U.S. Department of Education and National Institutes of Health, focused on the development and testing of enhanced clinic- and school-based behavioral interventions for children with ADHD. In addition, she is the recipient of a National Research Service Award, funded through the National Institute on Drug Abuse, for her work studying substance abuse in college students with ADHD.
Dr. Rooney has co-authored scholarly articles for several journals including Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and Journal of Attention Disorders, and a co-authored a book chapter on empirically supported treatments for children and adolescents with ADHD. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.