Maureen E. Kenny, Ph. D.

Boston College
Lynch School of Education
Department of Counseling, Developmental,
and Educational Psychology
Campion 307
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467

FAX: 617-552-1981

Maureen E. Kenny is a Professor in the Department of Counseling, Developmental and Educational Psychology in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. Dr. Kenny has been on the faculty at Boston College since 1988. At Boston College, she served as Director of Training for the APA-approved doctoral program from 1993-1997 and was Chair of the Department of Counseling, Developmental and Educational Psychology from 1997 through 2000. Dr. Kenny received an M.Ed. in Psychological Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University in 1975 and a Ph.D. with specializations in Counseling and School Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1985. She is a licensed psychologist service provider in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is a member of the American Psychological Association, a Fellow of Division 17, and a member of the Division 17 Section on Prevention. She is also a member of the Society for Research on Child Development and the Society for Research on Adolescence.

Dr. Kenny's scholarly interests focus on relational factors as contributors to school engagement and career development among urban high school youth and preventive interventions for promoting healthy academic, social and physical development among urban elementary school children.

Dr. Kenny is the author of the Parental Attachment Questionnaire. The Parental Attachment Questionnaire (PAQ) was designed to assess security of a parental attachment in the self-report format among adolescents young adults. Information concerning the PAQ can be accessed through this website.

Courses Taught:
Intellectual Assessment
Projective Techniques
Psychological Assessment
Counseling with Children
Counseling Theories
Adolescent Psychopathology
Adolescent Development
Career Development
Clinical Child Psychology
Dissertation Seminar
Interpersonal Relations
Advanced Practicum in Counseling Psychology