I practiced general and behavioral pediatrics for over 25 years and now specialize in early childhood mental health. I am the director of The Hello It’s Me Project, a rural community based-program designed to promote healthy relationships between infants and their caregivers. I work as an infant-parent mental health clinician at Volunteers in Medicine, Berkshires.
I have written numerous articles and I present regularly for audiences of both parents and professionals around the world.
I have written four books: The Power of Discord (2020) with co-author Ed Tronick, The Developmental Science of Early Childhood(2017), The Silenced Child(2016), and Keeping Your Child in Mind(2011).
I am on the faculty of the Infant-Parent Mental Health Fellowship Program at the University of Massachusetts Boston, the Brazelton Institute at Boston Children’s Hospital , and the Berkshire Psychoanalytic Institute.
I am the mother of 3 young adult children and I live in rural Western Massachusetts with my husband and two dogs.
Working with the Young Child:
Clinical Implications of Contemporary Developmental Science
– (2017) Zero to Three Vol 38 No 2 November
A Scholar’s Quest to Integrate Two Disciplines
– (2006) The American Psychoanalyst 40(3)
Child Protection and Infant Mental Health
An Essential Partnership
– (2013) West Virginia Law Review Volume 115
Contemporary Attachment Theory Offers New Paradigm for Behavioral Pediatrics
– (2008) Behavioral Developments 13(1)
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