Mary Plouffe, Ph.D

Mary Plouffe, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist who received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Connecticut. She also holds a master’s degree from Boston University in rehabilitation counseling. She has been in private practice in greater Portland for 35 years, working with both adults and children. She was on the faculty of Maine Medical Center’s General Psychiatry Residency program for 14 years, teaching courses on adult psychotherapy, objects relations theory and practice, and models of child clinical supervision, and held an adjunct faculty post at University of Vermont Medical School. She is a fellow and past president of the Maine Society of Forensic Psychologists, past president of the Maine Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and served two terms on the Maine Board of Examiners of Psychologists. She was a longtime member and president of the Board of the Collaborative School, a private therapeutic setting for youngsters with behavioral, emotional, and autism spectrum disorders, and has served on the executive committee of the Maine Psychological Association. She has consulted with K-12 public and private schools throughout southern Maine, and provided expert witness testimony to courts throughout the state. Her memoir, I Know It in My Heart: Walking Through Grief with a Child, is forthcoming in May 2017, and she is currently working on a book of essays on listening.