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michelle-patriquin-webMichelle Patriquin, PhD

Menninger's director of Clinical Outcomes and an assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Patriquin is a licensed psychologist who specializes in assessing and treating childhood psychiatric disorders, including autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, depression, ADHD and childhood trauma.


Her research interests are in the biological bases of psychiatric conditions. She is particularly interested in the biological precursors of childhood psychiatric disorders. She has published more than 15 scientific papers and book chapters and is co-editor of a psychology textbook. She has also conducted more than 40 national and international presentations on her research.


She earned two Bachelor of Science degrees in psychology and business management from Virginia Tech as well as a master's degree and a doctorate degree in clinical psychology. After earning her doctorate, Dr. Patriquin completed a pre-doctoral internship in clinical child and pediatric psychology at the University of Alabama-Birmingham and a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Houston.

fonagyPeter Fonagy, PhD, FBA, is one of the world’s foremost investigators of child development and attachment research. He is a longtime Menninger consultant who works on research projects at Menninger’s Adolescent Treatment Program.
Dr. Fonagy is the Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis and Head of the Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology at University College London. He is chief executive at the Anna Freud Centre, London, and is an adjunct professor at Yale University Medical School and Baylor College of Medicine.
He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and books and serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, Psychological Issues and Bulletin of The Menninger Clinic.