Internationally Recognized Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair is an internationally recognized clinical psychologist, school consultant and author. In her book, The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age (Harper), Dr. Steiner-Adair examines ways in which technology and media are putting our children at risk at every stage of development, while challenging what it means to be a family. Read More >
Lost in Translation
The Big Disconnect
Younger Generations Online
"Catherine Steiner-Adair is a unique combination of brilliance and compassion. There is no one better at decoding the challenges that contemporary culture presents to the formation of a healthy childhood and a fulfilling family life - and in helping parents and kids develop the tools needed to shape a strong foundation for growing up in these times. She has become a tremendous resource for the Hathaway Brown community, and someone whose counsel we trust and treasure."
"I love to hear Catherine Steiner-Adair present at a workshop or as a keynote speaker. She has an uncanny ability to take ideas and thoughts that educators are mulling over and tie them to together in important and meaningful ways. Leaving a workshop led by Catherine always leads me to improved classroom practice and engaging dialogue with colleagues about the importance of our work. Catherine has the ability to validate and praise our work - as parents and educators - while stretching our thinking and encouraging new ways to turn tricky situations into powerful learning moments. She's a gift to educators and parents."
"Dr. Steiner-Adair's presentation was refreshing and informative as parents seek to preserve and strengthen family relationships in a digital world. Many parents told me her presentation was the best they have heard in years because of her warmth, humor and engaging style...Dr. Steiner-Adair's presentation is packed with authentic stories and helpful advice for parents' tool kits as they seek to sustain the modern family in the 21st Century."
"Your time here was wonderful in so many ways—you provided the faculty with much to think about and I can assure you that I have heard many times in various settings over the last few weeks "As Catherine said..." And many of the [parents] went out of their way the next day to stop by and thank me for bringing you here. Many thanks for your time here with us; your ability to move from group to group without missing a step or a cue about what the group needed was amazing! But, I'm saving the best for last: the 9th grade girls were asked to provide written feedback to their day, and you were the #1 highlight of the day for them, a number of them begging, 'please bring her back every year!'"
"I have never had so many faculty members register their positive responses to a consultant's presence as have come to me to speak of your visit yesterday. It seems that you've touched a place in each of us that resonates with our questions about who these children are today and how we can work with them to provide guidance in their development as self-aware and compassionate human beings. Several have commented on their appreciation that you referenced trends and pressures on not only our young children but also the older adolescent population that they encounter now and will become eventually."
"Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair can reach any audience. Through her years of working with a myriad of adolescents and their families, she knows how our young people think and develop. Her obvious love of children and awareness of social pressures on them combine to make her a superb educational leader. Her work at our school with faculty, parents, and students has allowed us to become an even better school community. She is a trusted mentor and look forward to continuing to work with her in the years to come."