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Sidney Trantham

Associate Professor of the Practice


CDEP Counseling, Developmental & Educational Psychology


Sidney M. Trantham received his Ph.D. in 1999 from the University of Florida (Gainesville). His master’s thesis and dissertation examined the impact of trauma on child and adolescent development, including the relationship between parental discipline style and children’s use of interpersonal aggression as well as exploring the impact of early childhood sexual experiences on the psychological functioning of adult males. He was a Harvard Clinical Fellow (1996 – 2000) at the Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he completed his clinical psychology internship and neuropsychological post-doctoral fellowships, as well as engaged in research identifying early cognitive markers of HIV-related dementia.  

He provided assessment and mental health counseling at Fenway Health (1999 – 2006) in Boston, Massachusetts, working with adults to address a variety of issues related to sexual identity development. In addition to his faculty appointment, Dr. Trantham maintains a clinical practice where he provides integrative psychological, neuropsychological, and gender assessments as well as mental health counseling with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Areas of clinical interest and expertise include working with gender diverse children and adolescents, sexual, gender and racial identity development, and anxiety and mood disorders.

Select Publications

  • Candler, C., & Trantham, S. M. (2016). Chapter 10: Diagnoses Commonly Associated with Childhood. In A. Wagenfeld & J. Kaldenberg (Eds.), Foundations of Pediatric Practice for the Occupational Therapy Assistant (2nd Edition); Thorofare, NJ: Slack, Inc. 
  • Bucci, L., & Trantham, S. M. (2014).  Children & Violence: An Undergraduate Course Model for Interdisciplinary Co-Teaching. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 26(1), 122 - 131.
  • Gere, S., Motulsky, S., Saleem, R. & Trantham, S. M. (2014). Teaching Social Justice in Counseling Psychology.  The Counseling Psychologist, 42(8), 1058.
  • Kass, J.D., & Trantham, S. M. (2013). Perspectives from Clinical Neuroscience: Mindfulness and Therapeutic Use of the Arts. In, L. Rappaport (Ed.), Mindfulness and the creative arts therapies. London, UK: Jessica Kingsley.
  • Trantham, S. M. (2005).  Diagnoses Commonly Associated with Childhood. In A. Wagenfeld & J. Kaldenberg (Eds.), Foundations of Pediatric Practice for the OTA (Chapter 10), Thorofare, NJ: Slack, Inc.