Meet The Harris Program Faculty

Leaders in infant mental health training

Faculty nameAreas of interestContact info

Karen Frankel, PHD

Director

  • Infant and early childhood mental health services
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Child trauma therapy
  • Diagnosis and the DC: 0-3R Diagnostic Classification System
  • Consultation to child care facilities
  • Infant and toddler behavioral medicine

Phone: (303)724-3725

Email: Dr. Frankel

Ayelet Talmi, PHD

Director

  • Integrated mental health services in pediatric primary care
  • Babies and young children with special health care and developmental needs
  • Early childhood system and policy issues
  • Research interests include health systems outcome research, parent-infant relationship development, systems of care of children with special needs

Phone: (720)777-6670

Email: Dr. Talmi

Sue Ammen, PhD
  • Infant, family, and early childhood mental health
  • Parent-child relationship assessment
  • Play therapy and family therapy
  • Reflective supervision & play therapy supervision
  • LGBT families
Email: Dr. Ammen
Jordana R. Ash, LCSW, IMH-E (IV-C)
  • ECMH policy and stategic planning
  • Infant and early childhood mental health
  • Cross-systems collaboration
  • Reflective supervision

Phone: (303)866-6361

Email: Ms. Ash

Bethany Ashby, PsyD 
  • ‚ÄčIntegrated mental health services in pediatric primary care
  • Perinatal mental health
  • Adolescent mothers
  • Research interests include the evaluation of integrated behavioral health services provided in obstetric and pediatrics settings, trauma-informced care, and the impact of trauma on the perinatal period 

Phone: (720)777-5041

Email: Dr. Ashby

Shannon K. Bekman, PhD, IMH-E (IV-C)
  • Infant/early childhood trauma
  • Infants/young children in foster care
  • Dyadic infant-parent psychotherapies
  • Reflective supervision
  • Attachment theory
Email: Dr. Bekman
Melissa B. Buchholz, PhD
  • Pediatric primary care
  • Co-location - pediatrics and mental health
  • Standardized developmental screening
Email: Dr. Buchholz
Theodore J. Gaensbauer, MD
  • Abused and neglected children
  • Parent-child attachment
Email: Dr. Gaensbauer
Kelly Glaze, PsyD
  • Infant, family, and early childhood mental health
  • Integrated mental health services in WIC and pediatric primary care
  • Pregnancy-related mood and anxiety disorders
  • Childhood trauma
Email: Dr. Glaze
Evelin Gomez, PhD
  • ‚ÄčCulturally appropriate mental health services
  • Child abuse and trauma
  • Behavioral health consultation
  • Community mental health services for immigrants and refugees
Email: Dr. Gomez
Daryl Hitchcock, PhD
  • Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Services
  • Parent-Child Relationship Assessment
  • Reflective Supervision and Consultation
  • Consultation to Child Care Providers
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Child Trauma Therapy
  • Diagnosis and the DC: 0-5 Diagnostic Classification System

Phone: (303) 617-2457 

Email: Dr. Hitchcock
Kadija Johnston, LCSW Instructor
  • Infant and early childhood mental health
  • Mental Health Consultation to early childhood settings
  • Equity, social justice, and antiracism in early childhood mental health service delivery 

Phone: 415-314-8943

Email: kadijaljohnston@gmail.com 

Kimberly Kelsay, MD
  • Assessment of young children using story stem narratives
  • Psychiatric treatment of medically ill asthmatic children

Phone: (720)777-4057

Email: Dr. Kelsay

Megan Louderman, PsyD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
  • Early Start Denver Model (ESDM)
  • Special Health Care Needs
  • Consultation to childcare settings
  • Rural and underserved communities

Phone: 719-305-9139

Email: Dr. Louderman

Jennifer J. Paul, PhD
  • Infant and early childhood assessment
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Postpartum depression
  • Parent-infant psychotherapy
  • Infant mental health consultation
Email: Dr. Paul
Debbie Reno-Smith, LMFT, NCC, IECMH-RPM
  • Early Childhood Mental Health
  • Trauma and Resilience
  • Diagnostic Classification
  • Reflective Practice and Supervision
  • Early Care Provider Consultation and Support
  • Professional Development and Advanced Training in Early Childhood
  • Mindfulness and Health and Well-Being

Phone: 760-885-7177

Email: kdci.smith2017@gmail.com

Shawna Roberts, PsyD
  • Infant and early childhood therapy
  • Pre and postpartum depression and anxiety
  • Child trauma play therapy
  • Reflective consultation or supervision
  • Parent-Child relationship assessment

Phone: 303-202-6143  

Email: Dr. Roberts
Betsy Rogers, LCSW, IMH-E (IV)
  • Reflective supervision
  • Trauma
  • Secondary traumatic stress resilience
  • Child-parent psychotherapy
  • Parent-child interaction therapy

Phone: (303)617-2458

Email: Ms. Rogers

Michelle Roy, Phd, IMH-E (IV)
  • Trauma in infancy and early childhood
  • Interactions with child welfare
  • Postpartum depression

Phone: (303)300-6194

Email: Dr. Roy

Verenea J. Serrano, PhD
  • Integrated behavioral health in pediatric primary care
  • Behavioral health and adjustment among youth with medical complexity and their families
  • Medical traumatic stress
  • Youth with special health care needs
  • Infant and early childhood behavioral health
  • Behavioral health among Latinx youth and families

Phone: 720-777-9938

Email: Dr. Serrano

Kym Spring-Thompson, PsyD, IMHM (C)
  • Emotion Dysregulation, Impulsivity, & Early Childhood Behavioral Issues
  • Anxiety Across the Lifespan
  • Perinatal Mood & Anxiety disorders
  • Parent Coaching
  • Women in Transition
  • Reflective Supervision & Consultation

Phone: 720.295.5437

Email: Dr. Spring-Thompson
Ashley Sward, PsyD, IMH-E
  • Infant mental health consultation
  • Pregnancy-related mood and anxiety disorders
  • Reflective supervision
  • Child-parent psychotherapy
Email: Dr. Sward
Vivian Tamkin, PhD
  • African American Maternal and Child Dyadic Psychotherapy
  • Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Services
  • Reflective Supervision and Consultation
  • Preschool Mental Health Consultation
  • Health Disparities
  • Community-Based Participatory Action Research
  • Life Course Intervention Research 

Phone: 626-422-3854

Email: Dr. Tamkin
Jane West, MA, MS, LPC, ECSE
  • Early Childhood Development (including Brain Development) and Young Children in Adversity
  • Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Services
  • Child Trauma Therapy 
  • Diagnosis and the DC:0-5 (ZTT Certified Trainer)
  • ECMH Consultation: Programmatic Models, Core Services 
  • Young Children with Disabilities and the Early Intervention System
  • Reflective Supervision Models (especially at international level)
  • Parenting
  • Infant Observation + Film history 
 
Catherine Wolcott, PhD
  • Early childhood integrated behavioral health services in primary care
  • Access to culturally sensitive healthcare for Latino families and young children
  • Addressing exposure to toxic stress and trauma in demographically at-risk populations

Phone: (720)777-4931

Email: Dr. Wolcott

 

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Program Coordinator

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Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: 303-724-6239

Email: harrisprogram@ucdenver.edu