Timothy Kearney, PhD
R. Timothy Kearney, PhD, joined the Community Health Center in October 1998 and has served as the Chief Behavioral Health Officer for the past 20 years. In that role he provides direct clinical care across the age span, with a focus of children and families, supervises residents in the American Psychological Association accredited Postdoctoral Residency program, and leads a diverse staff of over 225 staff who provide care in outpatient clinics, school based health settings, homeless and domestic violence shelters, and primary care centers throughout Connecticut. He is also Senior Faculty at the Weitzman Institute. Dr. Kearny earned his BA with a combined major in Psychology and Spanish Literature at Yale University and pursued graduate work at Fuller Theological Seminary where he earned his MA (Theology) from the Graduate School of Theology and his PhD (Clinical Psychology) from the Graduate School of Psychology. He has also completed the post graduate Primary Care Behavioral Health training program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester. He is a licensed psychologist in Connecticut. He is the author of Caring for Sexually Abused Children: A Handbook for Families and Churches (Intervarsity Press, 2001) and more recently has contributed to articles in the areas of resident training and the provision of school based behavioral health care. Dr. Kearney received the 2019 Distinguished Contribution for Psychology in the Public Interest award.