Associate Professor of the Practice, Counseling, Developmental & Educational Psychology
Margaret (Penny) Haney is a clinical and forensic psychologist. In her 20+ years of experience as a clinician, consultant, trainer, and court expert, Dr. Haney’s work has focused on understanding and evaluating the complex individual, systemic, and ecological challenges facing children and families who have experienced adverse and traumatic circumstances, and on intervening and advocating for pathways to well-being. She approaches her work through a social justice lens.
As an Associate Professor of the Practice in counseling psychology in the Lynch School of Education and Human Development, Dr. Haney brings her expertise and experience to her teaching and advising of graduate students who are earning counseling and other psychology and related degrees. In addition, Dr. Haney coordinates the Certificate in Child and Family Mental Health and Well-Being, co-coordinates a clinical speaker series each semester, and serves as a core faculty member in the master’s in mental health counseling program which seeks to ensure that our students receive an unparalleled education and training as they work toward becoming licensed mental health counselors. Dr. Haney has been with the Lynch School since 2009.
In addition to her role at Boston College, Dr. Haney maintains a clinical practice in which she conducts clinical and forensic evaluation and consultation; provides expert consultation and testimony to courts; develops and delivers professional trainings for attorneys, mental health clinicians, schools, and other agencies; and offers supervision and consultation to mental health clinicians. Dr. Haney’s clinical practice has previously included evaluation, treatment, and consultation to children, families, and professionals in school, court, outpatient clinic, and hospital settings. She is routinely sought out as a trainer and expert witness in her areas of expertise, and is a Certified Juvenile Court Clinician (Level II) in Massachusetts. She is the author of a number of publications, including in the Journal of Child Sexual Abuse and the Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma.
(see CV for full list of trainings)