Skip to main content
Sign In

Department of Psychiatry

Department of Psychology

Harris Infant Mental Health Program


Recent or Noteworthy Publications of Harris Program Faculty

Sue Ammen, PhD

Hitchcock, D, Ammen, S., O’Connor, K., & Backman, T. (2008). Validating the Marschak Interaction Method Rating System with Adolescent Mother-Child Dyads. International Journal of Play Therapy, 17(1), 24-38.

Knapp, P. K., Ammen, S., Arstein-Kerslake, C, Poulsen, M. K., & Mastergeorge, A. (2007). Feasibility of expanding services for very young children in the public mental health setting. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 46(2), 152-161. .

Stacey R. Bromberg, PhD

Bromberg, S.R., Backman, T., Krow, J. & Frankel, K.A. (in press). 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.

Bromberg, S.R. & Frankel, K.A. (2009). Perinatal Support in Substance Abuse: The Requirements of Relationship and Reflection. Zero to Three (Special Issue), 29(4), 22-27.

Joy V. Browne, PhD, PCNS-BC, IMH-E(IV)

Browne, J. V. & Talmi, A. (2005). Family-based intervention to enhance infant-parent relationships in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 30(8), 1-11.

Karen A. Frankel, PhD, Director

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.

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, 20(6), 42-43.

Theodore J. Gaensbauer, MD

Gaensbauer, T. J. (2002). Representations of trauma in infancy: Clinical and theoretical implications for the understanding of early memory. Infant Mental Health Journal, 23: 259-277.

Gaensbauer, T. J. (2004). Telling their stories: Representation and reenactment of traumatic experiences occurring in the first year of life. Zero To Three, 25(5), 25-31.

Gaensbauer, T. J. & Harmon, R. J. (1982). Attachment behavior in abused/neglected infants: Implications for the concept of attachment. In R. N. Emde & R. J. Harmon (Eds.), The development of attachment and affiliative system (pp. 263-279). New York: Plenum Press.

Gaensbauer, T. J. & Kelsay, K. (2008). Situational and story stem scaffolding in psychodynamic play therapy with very young children. In C. Shaefer, P. Kelly-Zion, J. McCormick, and A. Ohnogi (Eds.), Play therapy for very young children (pp. 173-198). Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

Scheeringa, M. S. & Gaensbauer, T. J. (1999). Posttraumatic stress disorder. In C. Zeanah (Ed.), Handbook of infant mental health, 2nd Edition (pp. 369-381). New York: Guilford Press.

Robert J. Harmon, MD, Founder

Harmon, R.J., Plummer, N.S., & Frankel, K.A. (2000). Perinatal loss: Parental grieving, family impact, and intervention services. In J.D. Osofsky & H.E. Fitzgerald (eds.), WAIMH Handbook of infant mental health, Vol. 4 (pp. 327-368). New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Harmon, R.J. (1983). Infant behavior and family development. In L. Sonstegaard, B. Jennings & K. Kowalski (Eds.), Primary health care of women (pp. 327-343). New York: Grune and Stratton.

Harmon, R.J. (2003). Thirty years in infant mental health. Zero To Three, 24(1), 23-28.

Harmon, R.J., & Graham-Cicchinelli, D. (1985). Fetal and neonatal loss. In R.C. Simons (Ed.), Understanding human behavior in health and illness (3rd ed., pp. 151-157). Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins.

Ayelet Talmi, PhD, Assistant Director

Talmi, A., & Harmon, R. J. (2003). Relationships between preterm infants and their parents: Disruption and development. Zero to Three, 24(2), 13-20.

Talmi, A., (2009). WONDERbabies. Partners in Prevention, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment,

Talmi, A. & Millar, A. (2009). Off to a good start: Systems of care for babies and young children with special health care and developmental needs. Partners in Prevention, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment,

Talmi, A., & Harmon, R.J. (2005). Issues in infant psychiatry. In S.B. Sexson (ed.), Child and adolescent psychiatry, 2nd edition (pp. 201-224). Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.