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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
Year Description
2018 Ribaudo, J. (2018). A Place to Feel: The Supervisors Use of Self in Reflective Supervision. Detroit-Wayne Mental Health Authority. Southgate, MI.
2018 Ribaudo, J., & Nicholls, D.(2018). Finding the Words When a Very Young Child Has Experienced Trauma. Wayne County Birth to Six Learning Series. Detroit-Wayne Mental Health Authority. Southgate, MI.
2018 Rosenblum, K., Muzik, M., Ribaudo, J., & Smith, K. (2018) Infant Mental Health Home Visiting Training Model, State of Michigan Community Mental Health. Ann Arbor, MI.
2018 Ribaudo, J. (2018). Observation: Knowing What You See. Alaska Head Start Mental Health Consultants, Anchorage, AK.
2018 Ribaudo, J. (2018). The Supervisors Use of Self in Reflective Supervision. Society for the Protection and Care of Children. Rochester, NY.
2018 Ribaudo, J. (2018). Invited Master Class. Supervision: Reflective and Relational. 16th World Congress of the World Association for Infant Mental Health, Rome, Italy.
2018 Ribaudo, J. (2018). Pre-congress Invited Panelist. Bridging infant and early childhood mental health training, competency and professional development. 16th World Congress of the World Association for Infant Mental Health, Rome, Italy.
2018 Walsh, T., Gilkerson, L., Paris, R. & Ribaudo, J. (2018). Advancing the Principles and Practices of Infant Mental Health across Multiple Disciplines and Domains. 16th World Association for Infant Mental Health World Congress. Rome, Italy.
2018 Foley, M . & Ribaudo, J. (2018). Acknowledging and Containing Fear in Infant Mental Health Training, Sservices and Supervision. 16th World Association for Infant Mental Health World Congress. Rome, Italy.
2018 Ribaudo, J. (2018). The Maternal Looking Guide Video Training Package Evaluation: Results from Michigan, USA. 16th World Association for Infant Mental Health World Congress. Rome, Italy.
2017 Ribaudo, J. (2017). All Behavior Has Meaning. State of Michigan Department of Special Education. Grand Rapids, MI.
2017 Ribaudo, J. (2017). Putting Humpty Together Again. Early On (Part C of IDEA) Statewide Conference, Pre-Conference Workshop. Kalamazoo, MI.
2017 Ribaudo, J. (2017). Tough All Day and Frightened All Night”: The Role of Fear Regulation in Attachment and Behavior. University of Wisconsin Infant, Early Childhood Family Mental Health Capstone Program. Madison, WI.
2017 Ribaudo, J. (2017). Deepening Reflective Practice Skills. Idaho Association for Infant Mental Health Biennial Conference. Boise, ID.
2017 Ribaudo, J. (2017). Creating Narratives: Helping Young Child Make Sense of their Experiences. Adelphi University, Garden City, NY.
2017 Ribaudo, J. (2017). A Place to Feel: Mainitain and Deepening our Own Reflective Practice. Invited Keynote. Alaska Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Institute Conference, Anchorage, AK.
2017 Ribaudo, J. (2017). Moving Upstream: Prioritizing Early Childhood, Invited Panel Participant. Alaska Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Institute Conference, Anchorage, AK.
2017 Ribaudo, J. M. (February 2017). All Behavior Has Meaning. Kalamazoo County Early On Professional Development Day. Invited Speaker. Michigan Department of Education. Kalamazoo, MI.
2017 Ribaudo, J. M. (March 2017 and October, 2016). A Secure Base: A Deeper Look at Attachment and Parent-Infant Relationships. Infant Mental Health Statewide Meetings. Invited Speaker. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Sheperd, MI.
2017 Ribaudo, J. M. (April 2017). Not Going it Alone: The Role of Reflective Supervision. The Institute for Strengthening Families. Invited Speaker, for Healthy Families America. Indianapolis, IN.
2016 Ribaudo, J. M. (May 2016). Understanding Young Children’s “Unexplainable” Behavior and When Baby isn’t Wanted: An Intergenerational Story of Separation and Loss. Invited Speaker. Virginia Early Childhood Mental Health Conference. Staunton, VA.
2016 Ribaudo, J. M. (June 2016). Understanding Young Children’s “Unexplainable” Behavior. Keynote Address. When Baby isn’t Wanted: An Intergenerational Story of Separation and Loss. Workshop. Wisconsin Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Conference. Elkhart Lake, WI.
2016 Ribaudo, J. M. (June 2016). Too Scared to Learn: Toxic Stress. 826 National Conference. Invited Speaker. Detroit, MI.
2016 Ribaudo, J. M. (August 2016). Reflective Supervision. University Center for the Child and Family. Invited panelist. Ann Arbor, MI.
2016 Ribaudo, J. M. (October 2016). Being Therapeutic when you aren’t a Therapist. Keynote Address. Strong Families Arizona Conference. Arizona Department of Health Services. Glendale, AZ.
2016 Ribaudo, J. M. (October 2016). Theory and Practice of Infant Mental Health. Alaska Head Start Mental Health Consultants. Invited Speaker. Anchorage, AK.
2016 Ribaudo, J. M. (October 2016). Putting Humpty Together Again: Meeting the Needs of Infants and Young Children with Attachment Difficulties. Statewide Child Abuse and Neglect Conference. Invited Speaker. Plymouth, MI
2016 Ribaudo, J. M. (November 2016). All Behavior Has Meaning. Kent County Birth to Five Professional Development Day. Invited Speaker. Michigan Department of Education. Grand Rapids, MI.
2016 Ribaudo, J. M. (2016, March). Reflective consultation and practice. State of Alaska Head Start Mental Health Consultation Summit, Anchorage, AK.
2016 Ribaudo, J. M. (2016, March). Not going it alone: The role of reflective supervision. Alaska 2016 Early Childhood Mental Health Institute & Child, Adolescent and Family Behavioral Health Conference, Anchorage, AK.
2016 Ribaudo, J. M. (2016, March). Holding them while they grieve: Responding to infants and young children who have suffered separation or loss. Alaska 2016 Early Childhood Mental Health Institute & Child, Adolescent and Family Behavioral Health Conference, Anchorage, AK.
2016 Ribaudo, J. M. (2016, March). Putting Humpty together again. Alaska 2016 Early Childhood Mental Health Institute & Child, Adolescent and Family Behavioral Health Conference, Anchorage, AK.
2016 Ribaudo, J. M. (2016, April). Working with children with attachment difficulties: Emotional dysregulation, rage and despair. Adelphi University, Garden City, NY.
2015 Ribaudo, J. M. (2015, May). When the bough breaks: Understanding, responding to and advocating for infants and young children living with toxic stress. Chesapeake Department of Human Services, Chesapeake, VA.
2015 Ribaudo, J. M. (2015, July). A secure base: A deeper look at attachment and parent-infant relationships. Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health, Southgate, MI.
2015 Ribaudo, J. M. (2015, July). What are children telling us? Understanding and interpreting play for consultation and treatment. Genesee County Community Mental Health, Flint, MI.
2015 Ribaudo, J. M. (2015, July). Working with parents to increase reflective functioning. Genesee County Community Mental Health, Flint, MI.
2015 Ribaudo, J. M. (2015, October). Putting Humpty together again. Livingston County Head Start, Howell, MI.
2015 Ribaudo, J. M. (2015, October). Do you see what I see? Perspective taking in home visiting. State of Virginia Home Visiting Consortium Annual Conference. Richmond, VA.
2015 Ribaudo, J. M. (2015, October). Being therapeutic when you aren't a therapist. 53rd Annual Children’s Mental Health Symposium, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.
2015 Ribaudo, J. M. (2015, October). Being therapeutic when you aren't a therapist. State of Virginia Home Visiting Consortium Annual Conference, Richmond, VA.
2015 Ribaudo, J. M. (2015, November). A secure base: The development of attachment. Infant, Early Childhood and Family Mental Health Capstone Certificate Program, University of Wisconsin, Department of Psychiatry, Madison, WI.
2015 Ribaudo, J. M. (2015, November). Putting Humpty together again. Michigan Statewide Annual Child Abuse and Neglect Conference, Plymouth, MI.
2015 Ribaudo, J. M. (2015, March). What are children telling us? Understanding and interpreting play for consultation and treatment. Workshop at Adelphi University, Albany, NY.
2015 Ribaudo, J. M. (2015, March). What are children telling us? Understanding and interpreting play for consultation and treatment. Workshop at Adelphi University, Long Island, NY.
2015 Ribaudo, J. M. (2015, March). Why do they do that? Understanding "unexplainable" children's behavior. Workshop at Connecticut State Early Childhood Department, CT.
2015 Ribaudo, J. M. (2015, March). Attachment, separation and loss: Infant grief and loss. Workshop at Early Childhood Family Mental Health Capstone Program, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.
2015 Ribaudo, J. M. (2015, February). The children, the parents and us - Creating the neuro-relational frame. Workshop at Infant and Adolescent Mental Health Conference, Spokane, WA
2015 Ribaudo, J. M. (2015, April). Putting Humpty together again - understanding and responding to infants with attachment difficulties. Keynote speaker at Infant Mental Health Association, Aoteara, New Zealand.
2015 Ribaudo, J. M. (2015, April). A place to feel: Maintaining our own reflective functioning. Workshop at Infant Mental Health Association, Aoteara, New Zealand.

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