Dr. Straus is a professor in the Department of Clinical Psychology at Antioch University New England Graduate School in Keene, New Hampshire and part-time Lecturer in the Program of Professional Education at Smith College for Social Work. Straus is an international trainer, speaking on topics related to child, adolescent, and family development, attachment, trauma, and psychotherapy. She maintains a small private practice in Brattleboro, Vermont where she also provides supervision and consultation to individuals, schools, and social service agencies. Straus graduated with honors from Brown University and received her doctorate in clinical and community psychology from the University of Maryland. She completed her internship at the Yale Child Study Center where she was a Zigler Fellow in Child Development and Social Policy. Straus’ postdoctoral years were spent in the department of psychiatry at Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She’s the author of numerous articles and seven books including most recently Cool, Calm, and Connected: A workbook for parents and children to co-regulate, manage big emotions, and build stronger bonds (2021); a co-authored third edition of The Lost Art of Listening: How Learning to Listen Can Improve Relationships (2021); and Treating Trauma in Adolescents: Development, Attachment, and the Therapeutic Relationship (2017). She lives in southern Vermont with her long-time partner, Mike, and their two ancient cats.