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Marianne Celano, PhD, ABPP

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Emory Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Program

Phone: 404-727-3516

Fax: 404-616-2081



Marianne Celano, Ph.D., ABPP is a licensed psychologist who is board certified in Couple and Family Psychology. She is interested in behavioral health workforce development and health services research, particularly in treatment of children who have experienced abuse or neglect. Her teaching interests lie primarily in family therapy and family psychology, culturally competent family interventions, and treatment models for families affected by child abuse or neglect. She directs the Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) program at Emory. Dr. Celano is a former President of the Society for Family Psychology (Division 43 of the American Psychological Association) and the American Board of Couple and Family Psychology. Her clinical practice includes individual therapy for children, family therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). She is a co-author for two picture books for children:

  • Something Happened in our Town: A Child’s Story about Racial Injustice (2018), a New York Times bestselling children’s book in 2020
  • Something Happened in our Park: Standing Together after Gun Violence (2021)