Danielle Dufresne

Danielle Dufresne

Instructor

Danielle Dufresne, Psy.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Virginia and Connecticut. She specializes in psychological, neuropsychological, and psychoeducational assessments for individuals presenting with a range of behavioral, emotional, cognitive, educational, and developmental challenges. Currently, she is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at George Mason University. Within the GMU Center for Psychological Services, a clinic dedicated to the training of graduate level students and to the provision of services for the community, Dr. Dufresne serves as the Assessment Supervisor. In addition, Dr. Dufresne also conducts comprehensive assessments for those seeking clarity about their educational, emotional, and/or behavioral needs. Such understanding can support work and academic accommodations, provide diagnostic clarity, and guide treatment planning.

Simultaneously, Dr. Dufresne manages a private practice in Connecticut where she provides comprehensive assessment and consultation services to families, schools, and other agencies to identify an individual’s unique patterns of strengths and weaknesses. She also serves as an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Hartford. At present, this role includes supervision of doctoral level graduate students and serving as a committee member on an ongoing dissertation project. Previously, Dr. Dufresne’s adjunct faculty position led her to be an instructor in psychological assessment and a committee member for the Qualifying Examination process.

Dr. Dufresne’s clinical work has taken place across a variety of settings and with a range of clients. In addition to her expertise in conducting psychological, educational, and neuropsychological evaluations, Dr. Dufresne has also been trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and has provided individual and group therapy.

Dr. Dufresne obtained her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice at the University of Hartford in Connecticut. She continued to pursue her doctoral training at her alma mater via the Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology where she obtained her Psy.D.

Expanded Publication List

Tolin, D.F., Gilliam, C.M., & Dufresne, D. (2009). The economic and social burden of anxiety disorders. In D.J. Stein, E. Hollander, & B.O. Rothbaum (Eds.). Textbook of Anxiety Disorders (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing.

Education

Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology - University of Hartford, Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology (APA Accredited Program), 2013

M.A. in Clinical Practice - University of Hartford, Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology, 2008

B.A. in Psychology & Criminal Justice - University of Hartford, 2006 (Summa Cum Laude and Psychology Honors)