Dr. Kyle Pruett, Clinical Professor of Child Psychiatry and Nursing, served as Director of Medical Studies at the Yale School of Medicine’s Child Study Center, where he received both the Lifetime Distinguished Teaching and Lifetime Achievement awards for being “the psychiatrist’s psychiatrist.”
He has been in part-time private practice of infant, child, adolescent and family psychiatry since 1974 in New Haven and Guilford, CT, and as of 2007, Northampton, MA.
He has been listed as Best Doctor for psychiatry and child psychiatry in CT and MA since 1994 to the present. Award-winning author and researcher, his writings include 100+ original scientific articles, the classic Nurturing Father, (American Health Book Award), Fatherneed, Me, Myself and I: The Child’s Sense of Self (Independent Book Publisher’s Award), and Partnership Parenting: How Men and Women Parent Differently-Why it Helps Your Kids and Can Strengthen Your Marriage (also published in Mandarin).
He is a frequent contributor to national and international print, and electronic media on matters pertaining to school children’s mental health (and their families), with television appearances on NBC, CBS, ABC News, CBS Morning News, BBC. etc. He sits on the PBS National Advisory Board, and Sesame Workshop Board of Directors. He was chosen by Peter Jennings to co-host the ‘Children’s Town Meeting’ for ABC News the Saturday after 9/11, and by Oprah Winfrey to co-host her video for new parents, “Begin With Love”.
He has served as mental health consultant and clinician to the Foote School in New Haven, CT, Choate Rosemary Hall School in Wallingford, CT, Sidwell Friends in Washington, D.C., South Boston High School, Boston, MA., Williston Northampton School, Easthampton, MA and Northfield Mt Herman School, Gill MA.