Pamela Linden, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor
Dr. Linden received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (1998) from Western Connecticut State University and her MSW (2001) and PhD (2008) from Stony Brook University. Dr. Linden was a full time faculty member at Stony Brook University for seven years before joining the SHTM Occupational Therapy program. Dr. Linden has ten years of experience administering psychiatric residential and case management programs for adults with mental illness and she was a Research Scientist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute on a research study examining community outcomes of assisted outpatient treatment for individuals with serious and persistent mental illness (Kendra’s Law). Dr. Linden’s current research projects involve problem solving courts, animal assisted activity programs and prevention of distracted driving for high school students.
Dr. Linden is a full time Clinical Associate Professor and is responsible for the design and teaching of the Capstone Service Learning Course in the SHTM Occupational Therapy program. Her research areas lie in qualitative and quantitative research methods, animal assisted therapy, the human/non-human animal bond, problem solving courts and juvenile delinquency and criminal justice.