Strong Roots recognizes and builds a multi-generational foundation that nurtures and creates emotional safety and strong connections for parents and young children despite previous trauma or adversity. Strong Roots programming uses evidence-based interventions to address parents’ needs for support and care as
they reflect on their lived experiences and grows the skills and tools needed to promote both their own and their children’s health and wellbeing.
Michigan Model DBT-Pregnancy and Postpartum is a 20-week group intervention for at-risk mothers created by Katie Bresky, LMSW, Natalie Burns, LMSW, Maria Muzik, MD, MSc, and Kate Rosenblum, PhD, ABPP and based on the works of Marsha Linehan, PhD. It is a treatment approach that is well suited to honor biological, environmental, mood and interpersonal changes present in the perinatal period. The treatment incorporates several evidence-based therapies including DBT, Strong Roots concepts, Interpersonal psychotherapy and Infant Parent Psychotherapy and is rooted in trauma informed principles.
The University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry and Postdoctoral Training Network is accepting applications for a two-year APA-accredited postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Child Psychology. The program provides a core curriculum, focused research mentorship, and evidence-based clinical training.