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Ann Tobey

Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Ann E. Tobey is a clinical assistant professor in counseling psychology & applied human development at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Dr. Tobey teaches core courses, provides field supervision for students, and supervises faculty. She established the Juvenile Justice & Youth Advocacy program and served as chair of the department. Her areas of interest include youth and social justice, positive youth development, delinquency, Ubuntu, and the power of the arts to transform youth violence.

Following graduate study in clinical psychology, Dr. Tobey completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School’s Children and the Law Program. She worked for a number of years as a forensic psychologist with the Committee for Public Counsel Services’ Youth Advocacy Project (YAP), where she provided consultation to public defense attorneys and conducted evaluations and trainings relevant to delinquency cases. She also worked on the forensic team at Children’s Charter in Waltham, Mass., held a private practice as a forensic psychologist, and periodically served as a consultant to the MacArthur Foundation’s Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice.

Dr. Tobey facilitates numerous collaborations with community-based youth-serving organizations and holds several community-based positions. She has published on topics such as children’s memory and suggestibility in legal contexts; trauma and delinquency; juvenile trial competence; juvenile waiver of Miranda rights; police interrogation of child suspects, and positive youth development and the arts. Dr. Tobey received the Cynthia Longfellow Teaching Recognition Award, which honors distinguished teaching.

PhD, Clinical Psychology, State University of New York at Buffalo

BS, Psychology, University of Alaska, Fairbanks