ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS, PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS, AND HONORS
Positions and Employment:
Clinical Internship, University of Washington, School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, 1984-1985
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Developmental Psychobiology Research Group, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (UCHSC), Denver, Colorado, 1985-1989
Licensed Psychologist, Colorado State Board of Examiners, #1207
Instructor, Pediatric Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry, UCSM, 1988-1989
Assistant Faculty Member, National Jewish Medical and Research Center, Denver, CO, 1989-1993
Co-Director, Infant Psychiatry Clinic, UCSM, 1993-present
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine (UCSM), Denver, CO, 1993-2005
Program Director, Outpatient Pediatric Behavioral Health Clinic, National Jewish Medical and Research Center, 1993-1999
Associate Director, Kempe Center Therapeutic Preschool, UCSM, 1995-2005
Associate Director, The Irving Harris Program in Child Development and Infant Mental Health, UCSM, 1996-2006
Associate Faculty Member, National Jewish Medical and Research Center, Denver, CO, 1998-1999
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine (UCSM), Denver, CO, 2005-present
Director, Kempe Center Therapeutic Preschool, UCSM, 2005-present
Director, The Irving Harris Program in Child Development and Infant Mental Health, UCSM, 2006-present
Other Experience and Professional Memberships:
Society for Research in Child Development, 1985-1989
Developmental Psychobiology Research Group (DPRG), 1985-2000
American Psychological Association, 1989-1993
International Society for Infant Studies, 1989-1999
Member, Executive Committee, Developmental Psychobiology Research Group, UCSM, 1991-1997
Member, Diagnostic Classification Task Force, Zero To Three/National Center for Infant, Toddlers and Families, 1995-present
Reviewer, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 2000-present
Member, BLOOM/Harris/JFK Partnership, Train the Trainers Initiative, UCHSC, 2004-present
Reviewer, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2004-present
Member, Capacity Building Committee for Early Childhood Mental Health, JFK/University of Colorado-Denver (UCD) Collaboration, Denver, CO, 2004-2008
Consulting Editor, Infant Mental Health Journal, 2005-present
National Trainer, DC0-3 R Diagnostic Classification System, Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, 2006-present
Reviewer, American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 2006-present
World Association for Infant Mental Health, 2007-present
Colorado Association for Infant Mental Health, 2008-present
Member, Advisory Board for the Leadership Institute, Health Connect One, Chicago, 2008-present
Infant Mental Health Diversity Tenets Task Force, Harris Professional Development Network, National,
Phi Beta Kappa, 1978
Dane G. Prugh Award for Distinguished Teaching In Child Psychiatry, 2004
Harris Program Clinical Case Conference
Training workshops on the Diagnostic Classification System of Infants and Young Children (DC: 0-3R)
Clinical and program consultation to early childhood settings and mental health agencies
Supervisor, Psychiatry Residents, Psychology Interns, Postdoctoral Fellows, Kempe Therapeutic Preschool, UCHSC, 1995-present
Supervisor, Post-graduate fellows, The Irving Harris Program in Child Development and Infant Mental Health, UCSM, 1996-present
Clinic Attending, Infant Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic, University of Colorado Hospital, 2002-present
SCHOLARSHIP AND PUBLICATIONS
Frankel, K.A., & Harmon R.J. (1996). Depressed mothers: They don't always look as bad as they feel. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 35 (3), 289-298.
Harmon, R.J., & Frankel, K.A. (1997). Growth and development of an infant mental health program: An integrated perspective. Infant Mental Health Journal, 18(2), 126-134.
Frankel, K.A., & Wamboldt, M.Z. (1998). Child chronic illness and maternal mental health--Why should we care? Journal of Asthma, 35 (8), 621-630.
Frankel, K.A., & Harmon, R.J. (2000). Advanced training in infant mental health: A multi-disciplinary perspective. In J.D. Osofsky & H.E. Fitzgerald (eds.), WAIMH Handbook of Infant Mental Health, Vol. 2 (pp. 313-333). New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Frankel, K.A., Bair, K. & Walker, P. (2000). Learning together. Zero To Three Bulletin, 20 (6), 42-43.
Frankel, K.A., Boyum, L.A., & Harmon, R.J. (2004). Diagnoses and presenting symptoms in an Infant Psychiatry Clinic: Comparison of two diagnostic systems. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 43(5), 578-587.
Bromberg, S., Backman, T., Krow, J. & Frankel, K.A. (2009). The Haven Mother’s House Modified Therapeutic Community: Meeting the gap in infant mental health services for pregnant and parenting mothers with drug addiction. Infant Mental Health Journal, 31(3), 255-276.
St. John, M.S., Thomas, K., Noroña, C.R., Irving Harris Foundation Professional Development Tenet Work Group (2012). Infant Mental Health Professional Development: Together in the Struggle for Social Justice. Zero to Three Journal, 33(2), 13-22.
Frankel, K.A., Croy, C.D., Kubicek, L.F., Emde, R.N., Mitchell, C.M. & Spicer, P. (2013) Toddler Socioemotional Behavior in a Northern Plains Indian Tribe: Associations with Maternal Psychosocial Well-being, Infant Mental Health Journal, DOI: 10.1002/imhj.21422.
Willoughby, J.C., Murgolo, M.A., Carubia, B.A., Carter, D.R. & Frankel, K.A. (2013). Melding Infant Mental Health and Multisystemic Therapy Approaches to Community Based Treatment: Reflection and Action, Zero to Three, 33 (6), 11-16
CURRENT GRANTS AND CONTRACTS:
Contracts for training and program consultation/clinical supervision with Early Head Start and other early childhood mental health agencies locally and state-wide, 1997-present
Recipient, Clinical Training Grant, The Harris Foundation, "The Irving Harris Training Program in Child Development and Infant Mental Health" (renewal), 2007-2011