Susan Dickstein Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Susan  Dickstein, PhD.,  is Associate Professor in the Brown Medical School, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and Department of Pediatrics, and Psychologist at Bradley Hospital. For 2 decades, Dr. Dickstein was director of the Bradley Hospital Early Childhood Clinical Research Center (part of the Bradley/Hasbro Children’s Research Center), and collaborated on research within the realm of developmental psychopathology, attachment theory, family risk, maternal depression, and early childhood mental health. Dr. Dickstein has received federal funds for research on attachment, assessment of child outcomes in Head Start, and strategies to build social-behavioral capacities into pediatric and child care systems to promote and integrate physical and behavioral health wellness.  Dr. Dickstein is consulting editor for the Journal of Family Psychology and the Infant Mental Health Journal, and developed an online training course, Foundations for Infant/Toddler Social Emotional Health: Provider Modules. Currently, Dr. Dickstein consults on  research and community-based projects that integrate infant/early childhood mental health principles and evidence-based practices, including reflective supervision/consultation strategies. Dr. Dickstein serves on various local and national advisory committees on behalf of vulnerable infants, toddlers and families She is a founding partner and Vice President of the Board of the national Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health.  Dr. Dickstein is a licensed clinical psychologist, and is endorsed as an Infant Mental Health Clinical Mentor (Level IV), an internationally recognized designation.

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