Erin N. Henderson, Ph.D.
After moving often throughout my childhood, my family landed in the Pittsburgh area when I was in high school. I went on to attend Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. Although I knew I wanted to pursue a career in child psychology, I chose to major in English, figuring I'd have the rest of my life to study psychology. Ironically, I soon came to realize that I learned more about human nature through reading novels and plays than through the science of psychology.
After graduating, I returned to the area to attend the University of Pittsburgh, where I earned a Ph.D. in both Clinical and Developmental psychology. I was attracted to Pitt's unique "joint program" in both disciplines because I thought it was important to have an understanding of normal development (the focus of developmental psychology) to more fully appreciate difficulties (clinical psychology) and the pathways to recovery.
I completed my clinical internship and a postdoctoral fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychology at West Virginia University. I reside in the South Hills with my husband and two children. In what little free time that leaves me, I enjoy volunteering for my kids' athletic organizations, taking advantage of the great outdoor amenities the area has to offer, exploring new things with my family, traveling, cooking, and reading.