Faculty and Staff

Program Directors

Faculty Program Director: Roseanne Clark, PhD, IMH-E® (IV), Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

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Roseanne Clark, PhD, IMH-E® is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and is the Co-Founder and Faculty Director of the Capstone Certificate Program. Dr. Clark developed and was Director of the Parent-Infant and Early Childhood Clinic in the UW Department of Psychiatry for over 25 years. She has provided teaching and supervision on the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of mental health disturbances in infancy and early childhood and early parent-child relationships to psychiatry and pediatric residents and post-doctoral fellows, interns, and graduate students in clinical, counseling and school psychology programs. She is a licensed psychologist and has received Endorsement as an Infant Mental Health Mentor. Dr. Clark developed the widely used Parent-Child Early Relational Assessment (PCERA), and the Mother-Infant Therapy Group Approach for Postpartum Depression (M-ITG), was a major contributor to the Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Development Disorders of infancy and Early Childhood (DC: 0-3) and is a national trainer for the DC:0-5. For over 35 years, Dr. Clark’s research and numerous articles have focused on screening, evaluation and treatment of postpartum depression and infant and early childhood mental health, maternal employment and early parent-child relationships at-risk. Through the UW Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Team, Dr. Clark provides mental health consultation to home visiting and early care and education programs and mentoring for aspiring IMH mental health consultants.

Dr. Clark is invited to speak, teach and consult nationally and internationally. Dr. Clark has translated the results of her research and the evidence based evaluation and treatment protocols into community based interventions for underserved women, their infants and families including collaborating with community partners in Dane County to develop the Early Childhood Initiative (ECI), a comprehensive home visitation program for families with infants and young children affected by poverty. She has been committed to conducting research to inform policy and practices that impact women in the childbearing/childrearing years, infants, young children and their families. She has served on state and national scientific advisory committees including the Wisconsin Governor’s Early Intervention Coordinating Council, the Lt. Governor’s Task Force on Women and Depression, the Department of Health Services Maternal-Child Health Advisory Committee, the Wisconsin Task Force on Perinatal Mood Disorders, the National Institute of Mental Health Roundtable on Perinatal Depression and the NIMH Workgroup on Assessment of Infant/Toddler Mental Health. Dr. Clark has been Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator on numerous NIH funded studies including a randomized clinical trial examining the efficacy of a mother-infant relational approach for women experiencing major depression in the postpartum period and a study investigating the validity of screening and assessment measures of social-emotional functioning in infants and young children. She is currently partnering with the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families on the Addressing Postpartum Depression in Wisconsin Home Visiting Programs and the HRSA Innovations Grant in Early Relational Screening, Assessment and Support in Home Visiting projects. She has also received with colleagues in the School of Medicine and Public Health, funding for a CDC Prevention Research Center and is PI for the primary research project in the Center focused on evaluation of a Brief Therapeutic Approach for Maternal Postpartum Depression and Mother-Infant Relationships.

Dr. Clark was awarded the Champion in Women’s Health Award for Mental Health from the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation, the University of Wisconsin Van Hise Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award for Outreach Education and the James R. Ryan Award which is presented by the Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the social-emotional development of infants, young children and their families in Wisconsin. Dr. Clark provides academic oversight and direction for the Capstone Certificate Program and teaches, advises students and provides reflective consultation for mental health professionals in the program as well as providing guidance for visiting faculty and monthly reflective mentoring for the Capstone program’s Reflective Mentors.

Contact

Roseanne Clark, PhD, IMH-E® (IV)
rclark@wisc.edu
608-263-6067

Co-Director: Linda Tuchman-Ginsberg, PhD, Capstone Certificate Program Co-Director, Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

lindaLinda Tuchman-Ginsberg, PhD, earned a BS in Psychology, MS in Behavioral Disabilities, and PhD in Special Education, with a focus on early childhood, all from UW-Madison. Dr. Tuchman-Ginsberg has contributed to early childhood professional development to improve outcomes for young children and their families for nearly 40 years. She has an extensive background in early childhood and education, family partnerships, and developmental disabilities. Along with Dr. Clark, she co-founded the UW Infant, Early Childhood and Family Mental Health Certificate Program in 2009. Her commitment to the Certificate Program grew from the recognition that infant mental health concepts and content are largely missing in university preparation as well as continuing education programs for most professionals who work with young children and their families. After retiring from her position at the Waisman Center as Program Director of Early Childhood and Education Professional Development in June 2013, she moved to the Department of Psychiatry to Co-Direct the Capstone Certificate Program in Infant, Early Childhood and Family Mental Health and the Wisconsin Child-Parent Psychotherapy Learning Community. Recently, Dr. Tuchman-Ginsberg has expanded her role in the Parent-Infant/Early Childhood Programs in the Department of Psychiatry to join the Supportive Practice Team of the Innovations in Early Relational Screening, Assessment and Support in Home Visiting Project and the UW Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health and Developmental Consultation team to provide Reflective Consultation to a UW Campus Childcare Program.

In her previous position, she provided leadership in cross-sector professional development including the Wisconsin Birth to 3 Personnel Development Program. She coordinated the Early Childhood Special Education Teacher preparation program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for two years, and has been involved with interdisciplinary training of university students throughout her career. She served as a co-investigator for the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders in partnership with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She provided professional development across the nation and developed educational materials on evidence-based practices for children and youth with autism spectrum disorders and their families. In addition, she has extensive experiences in early childhood policy and system development. She was a member of the Birth to 3 Interagency Coordinating Council. She founded the Healthy Children’s Committee of the Wisconsin Early Childhood Collaborating Partners and served as Co-Chair of the Screening and Evaluation Project Team of the Governor’s Early Childhood Advisory Council. Currently, she is a member of the Wisconsin Infant/Toddler Policy Committee.. She is engaged with all aspects of the Capstone Certificate Program and provides instruction on topics of early screening, developmental assessment and autism. She has served as a Reflective Group Mentor and provided Individual Reflective Consultant for Capstone Certificate Program participants interested in policy and Birth to 3 early intervention for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. She received the University of Wisconsin Excellence Award for Public Service and Outreach in 2011 and the Wisconsin Division of Early Childhood and Wisconsin Early Childhood Association, Outstanding Service in Early Childhood Special Education Award in 2013. She was honored to present at the World Congress on Infant Mental Health in Rome (2016) and Prague (2018) with Dr. Roseanne Clark about the Mindfulness and Reflective Mentoring components of the Capstone Certificate Program.

Contact:

Linda Tuchman-Ginsberg, PhD
linda.tuchman@wisc.edu
608-890-0819

Co-Director: Sarah Strong, MSSW, LCSW, IMH-E®, Capstone Certificate Program Co-Director, Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

 Sarah Strong, MSSW, LCSW, IMH-E® is a Co-director of the Infant, Early Childhood and Family Mental Health Capstone Certificate Program and the Wisconsin Child-Parent Psychotherapy Learning Community at the Department of Psychiatry, UW School of Medicine and Public Health. Sarah is engaged with all aspects of the Capstone Certificate Program, and provides instruction for the program on attachment, the intersection of attachment and exposure to trauma in the early years, trauma principles and treatment for very young children, secondary traumatic stress and self-care, and the Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) system.  She provides reflective consultation for clinicians who are in the Wisconsin Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) Learning Community and for licensed mental health professionals in the Capstone Certificate Program. She is endorsed as an Infant Mental Health Clinical Mentor by the Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health.  Sarah also works half-time as a mental health therapist at Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin, where she specializes in infant and early childhood mental health and trauma treatment for very young children and their parents. Sarah has worked in the field of mental health for over twenty years as a psychotherapist, reflective consultant and educator.  She has previously worked at the Mental Health Center of Dane County (Journey Mental Health Center), where she coordinated and supervised the Family Preservation Program, provided office-based and in-home psychotherapy, and supervised Family Support Specialists, mental health therapists, graduate students and post-graduate interns working toward licensure.  She has also served as an Assistance Faculty Associate and Field Instructor for the UW School of Social Work.  Sarah completed her Master of Science in Social Work degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Infant, Early Childhood and Family Mental Health Certificate Program.  She has completed Implementation Level CPP Training and completed training to become a trainer in Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), is on the National Roster of Child Parent Psychotherapy Providers and Trainers, and is a Wisconsin State Trainer for Child Parent Psychotherapy.  Sarah is working with faculty of the Brazelton Institute at Boston Children’s Hospital to become endorsed as a Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) system trainer.  Sarah has participated in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Professional Training with Jon Kabat-Zinn from the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness, practices mindful meditation and uses mindfulness and mindful meditation in her work.

Contact:

Sarah Strong, LCSW, IMH-E®
sstrong@wisc.edu
608-890-9075

Reflective Practice Mentors, Clinical Consultants and Instructional Staff

Annette Copa, LCSW, IMH-E® will provide Reflective Clinical Consultation for licensed mental health professionals and serve as an instructor for topics related to therapeutic interventions for infants, young children and their families. Ms. Copa is an Outpatient Psychotherapist with the Mayo Clinic Health System where she specializes in infant and early childhood mental health, pediatric anxiety disorders and postpartum depression and anxiety. Ms. Copa has been working in the field of Infant Mental Health for 17 years, is an instructor in the School of Social Work part-time MSW Program, at UW Eau Claire and co-author of the Portage Project Family Service Credential, one of ten nationally chosen credentials for Head Start family service staff. Ms. Copa has taught course content and provided reflective clinical consultation in the Infant, Early Childhood and Family Mental Health Certificate Program since the program’s inception.

Carol Noddings Eichinger, MS, LPC, IMH-E® will serve as a Reflective Practice Mentor and a Reflective Clinical Consultant for licensed mental health professionals as well as an instructor for the Capstone Certificate on topics related to therapeutic interventions, coaching practices and reflective supervision for practicing professionals. She has worked in the field of Infant Mental Health for over 30 years, in multiple roles including administrator, university instructor, psychotherapist, endorsed Infant Mental Health specialist, and early interventionist in Birth to Three programs. She is currently the director of Early Childhood Professional Development at the Waisman Center. Ms. Noddings Eichinger has taught course content, facilitated reflective mentoring groups, and provided individual reflective clinical consultation as instructional staff of the Infant, Early Childhood and Family Mental Health Certificate Program since the program inception. Throughout her extensive career, Ms. Noddings-Eichinger has contributed to the field of infant mental health through direct work with infants, children and families and supported professional development through reflective supervision and consultation.

Janna L. Hack, LCSW, IMH-E® will serve as a Reflective Clinical Consultant for licensed mental health professionals and provide instruction on the topics of mental health consultation, diagnostic classification for infants and toddlers, therapeutic interventions and reflective supervision for practicing professionals. Ms. Hack has over 14 years of experience in the field of infant mental health in multiple roles including parent-child psychotherapist for child welfare involved families and at-risk populations, program management and development, and university instructor. She currently provides consultation, training and reflective supervision to professionals and policy makers working with infants, toddlers and young children. Ms. Hack has developed, and overseen the continued planning and evaluation of a statewide reflective supervision and infant mental health consultation training program within home visiting. Ms. Hack has taught course content and provided reflective mentoring and/or reflective clinical consultation in the Infant, Early Childhood and Family Mental Health Certificate Program since the program’s inception.

Donna M. Harris, RN, MS will serve as a Reflective Practice Mentor and a Reflective Clinical Consultant for licensed mental health professionals. She will also provide instruction on a conceptual framework to integrate health and mental health. Ms. Harris has over 40 years of experience and expertise in health promotion and disease prevention in infancy and early childhood with emphasis on infant, early childhood and family mental health and development. Ms. Harris has advanced early pioneering, innovative approaches in pediatric nursing practice, including work with parents and infants at risk, child abuse/neglect prevention, children with special needs, parental support and education, and family nursing. Ms. Harris has taught course content, facilitated reflective mentoring groups and provided reflective clinical consultation in the Infant, Early Childhood and Family Mental Health Certificate Program since the program’s inception.

Anne Heintzelman, MS, CCC-SLP, IMH- E® is a Clinical Associate Professor emerita at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and serves as a Reflective Practice Mentor and Instructor for the Capstone Certificate Program in the areas of communication development, developmental screening and assessment and autism. She is a graduate of the Infant, Early Childhood, and Family Mental Health Certificate Program in 2011. She has been a speech/language pathologist for 34 years, specializing in early communication development in the context of early relationships between infants, young children and caregivers. Anne’s clinical and research interests are in early communication and social development, parent-child interaction, and on infant, early childhood and family mental health. She worked 18 years as a Senior Clinical Speech Pathologist in the Pediatric Specialty Clinics at the Waisman Center University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. She was the speech/language pathologist on interdisciplinary teams in Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities Clinic, Newborn Follow-up Clinic, Neuromotor Development Clinic, Down Syndrome Clinic, Feeding Clinic, Fragile X Clinic, and FAS Clinic. She served as the discipline training coordinator in speech and language for the Wisconsin Maternal Child Health-Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (MCH-LEND) program form 1995 through 2013, and as the project coordinator for the Assessment of Early Intervention Outcomes Project for young Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Wisconsin Sound Beginnings/Wisconsin Department of Health Services from 2008-2013.

Kathleen Hipke, PhD, IMH-E® will serve as a Reflective Practice Mentor and a Reflective Clinical Consultant for licensed mental health professionals. She will also provide instruction on psychotherapeutic and behavioral interventions for infants, young children and their families, including the areas of emotion coaching and addressing sleep disorders. Dr. Hipke is a Clinical Psychologist with the Dean Health System where she specializes in infant and early childhood mental health, postpartum depression and anxiety, and mental health consultation in a pediatric practice. She has also provided reflective mental health consultation to professionals working in several early intervention and home visiting programs in the community. Dr. Hipke has taught course content and provided reflective mentoring and reflective clinical consultation in the Infant, Early Childhood and Family Mental Health Certificate Program since the program’s inception.

Michele Meier, M.Ed. will serve as a Reflective Practice Mentor. She has worked for 35 years with infants, toddlers and their families as an early childhood educator and parent-infant specialist with an emphasis on supporting parent-infant relationships, infant, early childhood and family mental health and overall child development. She has specialized in working with infants and toddlers who are born prematurely, are at risk, have special needs or are in the foster care system, in partnership with their families. She developed and was the lead member of the NICU Hospital Transition Team in Milwaukee in addition to other parent-infant programs. She recently taught a course on infants, toddlers and their families for the UW Milwaukee School of Education. Ms. Meier has facilitated reflective mentoring groups and taught and provided instructional in the Infant, Early Childhood and Family Mental Health Certificate Program since the program’s inception.

Lana Nenide, MS, IMH-E® will serve as a Reflective Practice Mentor and an instructor on topics related to temperament and creating child care environments that support healthy social and emotional development for infants, young children and families. Ms. Nenide is the Associate Director of the Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health where she leads state implementation of the Pyramid Model for social and emotional competence, supervises program staff, develops trainings, and provides technical assistance and consultation. Ms. Nenide has facilitated a reflective mentoring group and taught course content in the Infant, Early Childhood and Family Mental Health Certificate Program for the past three years.

Jen Perfetti, LPC, IMH-E® will serve as a Reflective Practice Mentor and a Reflective Clinical Consultant for licensed mental health professionals. She will also provide instruction on the topic of transition to parenthood and maternal depression. Ms. Perfetti is a Senior Counselor with the UW Department of Psychiatry where she assists with the community implementation of an efficacy-tested Mother-Infant Therapy Group for women with postpartum depression and their infants. She also provides psychotherapy specializing in individual and couples counseling during pregnancy, postpartum, and early parenting. She was a mother-infant psychotherapist in the Postpartum Depression Treatment Study in the Department of Psychiatry. Ms. Perfetti facilitated reflective mentoring groups, provided individual reflective clinical consultation and has taught course content in the Infant, Early Childhood and Family Mental Health Certificate Program since the program’s inception.

Elizabeth Wahl, MSSW, CAPSW, IMH-E® will serve as a Reflective Practice Mentor. Elizabeth has worked as a Social Worker on behalf of infants, toddlers and their families for the past 15 years in early intervention, child welfare, and statewide child and family advocacy organizations. Elizabeth has experience as a practitioner, home visitor, trainer, policy writer and organizational leader. Elizabeth is currently a local Birth to 3 Program Director, and spent several years as part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Waisman Center Early Childhood Professional Development Program where she worked statewide and nationally on initiatives related to evidence-based practice in early intervention, including improving child and family outcomes through relationship-based interventions. In 2017, Elizabeth and her infant son were ambassadors to Washington D.C. where they met with members of U.S. Congress as part of Zero to Three’s first annual Think Babies Campaign, an event dedicated to promoting the well-being of infants and toddlers through legislative efforts. Elizabeth was a graduate of the UW Infant, Early Childhood and Family Mental Health Capstone Certificate in 2014 and has provided instruction in the Infant, Early Childhood and Family Mental Health Capstone Certificate Program on the topics of Infant Mental Health Endorsement and Ethics and Boundaries.

Samantha L. Wilson, PhD, IMH-E® will provide Reflective Clinical Consultation for licensed mental health professionals and instruction regarding infant mental health practice in the context of adoption and foster care. Dr. Wilson is licensed clinical psychologist and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She provides expanded developmental screening, referral, and follow-up for children in the first year following international adoption, along with community education and agency collaboration/consultation, for the International Adoption Clinic in Milwaukee, WI. Dr. Wilson has taught course content and provided reflective consultation in the Infant, Early Childhood and Family Mental Health Certificate Program since the program’s inception.

Carrie Young, LCSW will serve as a Reflective Practice Mentor.  She received her BSW from Winona State University with a minor in Studio Art in 2005 and her master’s degree in Social Work with an emphasis on mental health from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2008.  She is nationally rostered as a Trauma-Informed Child-Parent Psychotherapist and has 10 years of clinical experience treating young children with trauma histories.  Carrie primarily worked with foster and adopted youth and their families in both outpatient and in-home settings.  She has provided clinical supervision and mentored master’s level clinicians as well as been a guest speaker at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the School of Social Work on treating children who have experienced trauma.  Carrie is currently working with the Parent-Infant Mental Health Programs in UW Department of Psychiatry where she is assisting with the delivery of professional development series to support Home Visitors in the use of the Brief Parent-Child Early Relationship Assessment (B-ERA) and conducting assessments of maternal mood, parenting stress and trauma history in the in-home setting, as well as supporting the home visitors in the use of video replay in their work.  In addition, Carrie is currently providing reflective consultation to a home visiting program in Milwaukee, WI through the Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health. She graduated from the UW Infant, Early Childhood and Family Mental Health Capstone Certificate in 2015.

Mare Chapman, MA will provide mindfulness instruction as part of the seminar course each semester. Ms. Chapman is a Mindfulness Instructor with 25 years of experience and has taught mindfulness classes in many community settings. She is a psychotherapist in private practice where she works with adults, adolescents, couples, and groups utilizing mindfulness based approaches. Ms. Chapman has been teaching Mindfulness in the Infant, Early Childhood and Family Mental Health Certificate Program for the last 4 years.