Susan C. McDonough is an associate research scientist in the School of Social Work and in the Center for Human Growth and Development and is involved in research, teaching, and clinical work with families of young children. Her research program is funded through NIMH and follows 260 infants and their families throughout the first four years of the children's lives. These studies explore how environmental risk factors and parent-infant relationship problems mediate the connection between early behavior problems and later emotional, social, and cognitive functioning. Her publications address overburdened families, parent-infant relationship problems, adolescent parents, and families caring for special-needs babies. McDonough is the coordinator of the school's Post-Master Certificate Program in Work with Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families (Infant Mental Health Certificate Program). She also is a research scientist at the U-M Center for Human Growth and Development. Other areas of research/scholarly interest: children and families; interpersonal practice.
Children's mental health, preventive interventions.
|firstname.lastname@example.org||4640 SSWB||University of Michigan|
School of Social Work
1080 S. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
|1981||PhD||Special Education: Infancy||University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign|
|1992||MSW||Social Work||Smith College, Northampton, MA|
|1974||MA||Special Education||Northeastern University, Boston, MA|
|1972||BS||Child Development||Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL|
McDonough, S. C. (2012). Engaging overburdened families through short-term treatment. In C. H. Zeanah (Ed.), Handbook of Infant Mental Health (3rd ed.). New York: Guilford Press.
McDonough, S. C. (2009). Do fussy babies grow up to be problem preschoolers? In S. Olson & A. Sameroff (Eds.), Regulatory Processes in the Development of Child Behavior Problems: Biological, Behavioral and Social Perspectives. New York: Guilford Press.
Rosenblum, K. L., McDonough, S. C., Muzik, M., & Sameroff, A. J. (2008). Reflection in thought and action: Maternal parenting reflectivity predicts mind-minded comments and interactive behavior. Infant Mental Health Journal, 29(4), 362-376.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106