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Timothy W. LaVigne, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist

Practice Name Connecticut Children's Specialty Group



B.S., Boston University, 2006
B.A.,University of Buffalo, 2009
Ph.D., University of Vermont, 2017


University of Rochester Medical Center, Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology, Child and Adolescent Track, 2016 – 2017


Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Psychiatry Consultation Service, 2017 – 2018

Faculty Appointment

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Clinical Expertise

Dr. LaVigne specializes in pediatric psychology, a subspecialty that utilizes evidence-based treatment at the intersection of physical health and psychological well-being to help children and their families cope with acute and chronic illness. In 2017, he was the recipient of the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Psychology Doctoral Intern Award, presented for excellence in the psychology training program. He then completed a health psychology fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School. Dr. LaVigne has expertise in providing evidence-based interventions (including cognitive behavioral therapy and biofeedback) for stress, anxiety, depression, and other psychological factors which may be associated with chronic pain, headaches, and other pediatric health conditions. His current research projects involve examining virtual reality interventions for chronic pain, the family history of pediatric patients with somatic symptom and related disorders, and the most effective modalities of training & educating primary care providers.

Selected Publications

  • LaVigne, T., Laake, L., & Ibeziako, P. (2020). Somatic symptom and related disorders in pediatric patients: Associations with parent psychiatric and substance use histories. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 25(4), 932-944.

  • LaVigne, T. (2017). The Influence of Television Pacing on Attention and Executive Functioning (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Vermont, Burlington, VT.

  • Hutchins, T., Prelock, P., Morris, H., Benner, J., LaVigne, T., & Hoza, B. (2016). Explicit vs. applied theory of mind competence: A comparison of typically developing males, males with ASD, and males with ADHD. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 21, 94-108.

  • LaVigne, T., Hoza, B., Smith, A., Shoulberg, E., & Bukowski, W. (2016). Associations between physical fitness and children’s psychological well-being. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 10, 32-47.

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