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Meet the Harris Program Faculty

Leaders in infant mental health training

Harris Program Faculty 

Karen Frankel, PhD
  • 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
(o) 303-724-3725
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Ayelet Talmi, PhD
  • 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
(o) 720-777-6670
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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
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Jordana R. Ash, LCSW, IMH-E (IV-C)
  • ECMH policy and strategic planning
  • infant and early childhood mental health consultation
  • cross-systems collaboration
  • reflective supervision
(o) 303-866-6361
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​Bethany Ashby, PsyD
  • ​integrated 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
​(o) 720-777-5041
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​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
Joy V. Browne, PhD
  • physiologic and neurobehavioral responses to environment and caregiving in high-risk infants
  • effects of long-term hospitalization on the infant and family
  • evaluation of the effects of a supportive program for infants and families transitioning from NICU to home
  • neurobehavioral regulation in infancy
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Melissa B. Buchholz, PhD
  • pediatric primary care
  • co-location - pediatrics and mental health
  • standardized developmental screening
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​Maya Bunik, MD, MSPH
  • ​breastfeeding and lactation
  • pediatric nutrition
  • mental health consultation
​(o) 720-777-3890
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Debbie Carter, MD
  • ​individual play therapy fundamentals
  • systems of care collaborations and consulting to mental health agencies and early childhood settings
  • young child psychopharmacology
  • assessment and treatment of pregnant mothers with comorbid conditions (mental health and substance abuse issues)
​(o) 303-724-6022
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​Shaleah N. Dardar, MSW, MD

  • ​infant and early childhood mental health services
  • integrated mental health services
  • perinatal mental health
​(o) 720-777-9507
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​Theodore J. Gaensbauer, MD
  • ​abused and neglected children
  • parent-child attachment
​(o) 303-777-8731
​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
  • ​culturally appropriate mental health services
  • child abuse and trauma
  • behavioral health consultation
  • community mental health services for immigrants and refugees
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​Kimberly Kelsay, MD
  • ​assessment of young children using story stem narratives
  • psychiatric treatment of medically ill and asthmatic children
​(o) 720-777-4057
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​Jennifer J. Paul, PhD
  • ​infant and early childhood assessment
  • child abuse and neglect
  • postpartum depression
  • parent-infant psychotherapy
  • infant mental health consultation
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​Betsy Rogers, LCSW, IMH-E (IV)
  • ​reflective supervision
  • trauma
  • secondary traumatic stress and resilience
  • child-parent psychotherapy
  • parent-child interaction therapy
​(o) 303-617-2458
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​Michelle Roy, PhD, IMH-E (IV)
  • ​trauma in infancy and early childhood
  • interactions with child welfare
  • postpartum depression
​(o) 303-300-6194
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​Ashley Sward, PsyD, IMH-E
  • ​infant mental health consultation
  • pregnancy-related mood and anxiety disorders
  • reflective supervision
  • child-parent psychotherapy
email Dr. Sward​
​Celeste St. John-Larkin, MD
  • ​perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
  • infant and early childhood mental health
  • integrated care and consultation to pediatric clinics
  • telehealth and telephone consultation to providers
  • parent-infant relationships
  • medication evaluation and management during pregnancy, postpartum, and early childhood, when indicated
​(o) 720-777-2538
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​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
​(o) 720-777-4931
email Dr. Wolcott