Infant and Early

Childhood Clinic

Providing state-of-the-art assessment, support and therapeutic intervention services to infants, toddlers, preschoolers
and their families. 

Developmental, relational, and trauma-informed assessment of the infant or young child.

Video observation and review with parents to help identify areas of strength and concern, and to determine the most effective options for treatment.

Video observation and review with parents to help identify areas of strength and concern, and to determine the most effective options for treatment.

Referrals to effective treatments within the Department of Psychiatry or in the community.

Treatment approaches include parent-child dyadic psychotherapy, family therapy, parent guidance, and multifamily group programs.


While infancy and early childhood is often considered a time of learning, joy and connection, for many children and families this is also a time of challenge. Mental and behavioral health problems are common, even for very young children. The Infant and Early Childhood Clinic serves children who are struggling with behavioral or emotional concerns, or those who are at high risk for developing psychiatric or developmental difficulties.

Because early family relationships are so important for all children, the evaluation process always involves extensive input from parents and primary caregivers. Many young children face stress and adversity, thus assessment and treatment approaches always consider the potential impact of trauma and chronic stress. Clinic evaluations incorporate state-of-the-art relational, developmental, and trauma-informed assessments and treatment, making this a destination for families across the region.

Infant and Early Childhood Clinic team members are national experts in early childhood mental health and represent a range of disciplines, including psychology, psychiatry, and social work. Using evidence-based strategies for evaluating child behavior and development, as well as family strengths and challenges, the team provides families with support and resources to strengthen parenting and address children’s needs. In addition to a diagnostic assessment of the child, the Infant and Early Childhood Clinic provides parents with individually tailored support and guidance.

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Anxiety and/or aggression
Developmental Concerns
Foster care or a history of early relationship disruptions or losses
Family stress and/or parent mental health concerns
A traumatic and/or highly distressing event

Rachel Upjohn Building

4250 Plymouth Road

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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Thrive with Your Baby Clinic

Do you have a baby between 3-14 months of age?

Get to know your baby!

Infant-parent specialists from the IECC are piloting a co-location project at 3 UM Pediatric Primary care clinics in Briarwood, West Ann Arbor, and Neonatal Follow Up Clinic. If your child has a PCP Pediatrician at one of these sites and you are interested in learning more about our fun, interactive, one-session consultation visits, please contact us!

The Infant and Early Childhood Clinic helps families develop and nurture secure, joyful relationship, which in turn sets young children on a healthy developmental path, regardless of diagnosis.