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Julie M. Ribaudo

Clinical Professor of Social Work

Julie M. Ribaudo

Julie Ribaudo is a Clinical Professor of Social Work at the University of Michigan. Before joining U-M in 2006, her career focused on parent-infant relational health; she practiced in a wide range of community-based programs, including community mental health, education and child welfare.

In addition to her teaching, Ribaudo is a reflective supervisor/consultant for individuals and groups who provide services to parents and their young children. She is involved in research as a faculty member of Zero to Thrive, through the Department of Psychiatry at U-M She is also a doctoral student at Wayne State University.

Professor Ribaudo was the 2013 recipient of the Selma Fraiberg Award for outstanding contributions to Michigan infants and their families, awarded by the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health, and the 2011 and 2015 Professor of the Year, awarded by the U-M School of Social Work Student Union.

Research Interests/Focus

Psychotherapy, community mental health, child welfare, public health, early intervention, challenging infants, mental health, infant mental health, clinical supervision

Education

Year Degree   School
1984 MSW Children & Youth University of Georgia
2000 Post Graduate Certificate Infant Mental Health Wayne State University, Detroit,, MI
1982 BS Criminology/Criminal Justice Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti

Weatherston, D. J., Ribaudo, J., & the Michigan Collaborative for Infant Mental Health Research. (in press). Infant mental health home visiting: The evolution of a model. Infant Mental Health Journal.

Walsh, T., Paris, R., Ribaudo, J., & Gilkerson, L. (in press). Locating infant and early childhood mental health at the heart of social work. Social Work.

Huth-Bocks, A., Jester, J., Stacks, A., Muzik, M., Rosenblum, K. & the Michigan Collaborative for Infant Mental Health Research. (in press). Infant mental health home visiting therapists’ fidelity to the Michigan IMH-HV model in community practice settings. Infant Mental Health Journal. [J. Ribaudo, one of 17 MCIMHR members].

Shea, S., Jester, J., Huth-Bocks, A., Weatherston, D., Muzik, M. Rosenblum, K. & the Michigan Collaborative for Infant Mental Health Research. (in press). Infant mental health home visiting therapists’ reflective supervision self-efficacy in community practice settings. Infant Mental Health Journal. [J. Ribaudo, one of 17 MCIMHR members].

Shah P. E., & Ribaudo J. (2018). Interviewing and counseling children and families. In R. G.Voigt, M. M. Macias, S. M. Myers, & C. D. Tapia, Eds. American Academy of Pediatrics Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (2nd ed.). Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics.

Ribaudo, J., Stein, S. F., & Safyer, P. (2018). Cecilia and the Long Walk [A children’s story providing a narrative for children separated from their parents by the family separation policy]. The Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health.

Ribaudo, J., Safyer, P., & Stein, S. F. (2018). Letter to Alternative Caregivers of Children Separated from their Parents by the Family Separation Policy. The Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health.

Ribaudo, J., Stein, S. F., & Safyer, P. (2018). Letter to Agencies Providing Care for Children Separated from their Parents by the Family Separation Policy. The Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health.

Ribaudo, J. Safyer, P., Stein, S. F., Safyer, M., & Levine, J. (2018). Family separation, trauma, and S.A.F.E. communication. AAP News. August, 2018.

Mucka, L. E., Dayton, C. J., Lawler, J., Rosalind, K., Alfafarsa, E., Schuster, M., Miller, N, Ribaudo, J., Rosenblum, K. L., & Muzik, M. (2017). Mixed methods evaluation of participant recruitment and retention in the Mom Power early parenting intervention program. Infant Mental Health Journal, 38, 536-550.

Ribaudo, J. (2017). Nineteen protectors. In Shirilla, J. (Ed.), Reflections from the Field. 65-68. Southgate: Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health.

Ribaudo, J. (2017). Beyond mothers: Beyond singular relationships. In Shirilla, J. (Ed.), Reflections from the Field. 97-99. Southgate: Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health.

Ribaudo, J. (2017). Becoming a family. In Shirilla, J. (Ed.), Reflections from the Field. 148-151. Southgate: Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health.

Rosenblum, K. L., Muzik, M., Morelen, D. M., Alfafara, E. A., Miller, N. M., Waddell, R. M., Schuster, M. M., & Ribaudo, J. (2017). A community-based randomized controlled trial of Mom Power parenting intervention for mothers with interpersonal trauma histories and their young children. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 20, 673-686.

Ribaudo, J. M. (2016). Restoring safety: An attachement-based approach to clinical work with a traumatized toddler. Infant Mental Health Journal, 37(1), 80-92. Wiley Publications.

Ribaudo, J. (2015). The infant who has suffered trauma. In D. Weatherston, B. Tableman, and B. Foulds (Eds.). Infant Mental Health Services: Supporting Competencies, Reducing Risks (3rd ed.). 319-333. Southgate, MI: Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health.

Ribaudo, J. (2015). Regulatory Disorders in Infants and Young Children. In D. Weatherston, B. Tableman, and B. Foulds (Eds.). Infant Mental Health Services: Supporting Competencies, Reducing Risks (3rd ed.). 279-286. Southgate, MI: Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health.

Ribaudo, J., & Bresky, K. (2012). Settling in: Reflective supervision with a relatively new clinician. In D.J. Weatherston (Producer), Reflective Supervision: Video Training Series. Southgate, MI: Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health.

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