Barbara Stroud, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist, ZERO TO THREE Graduate Fellow, an infant mental health specialist, and a private trainer and consultant.  She holds endorsement status in California, under the Center for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health, as a Mental Health Specialist and a Reflective Practice Facilitator Level III.  Dr. Stroud received her Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Psychology from Nova Southeastern University and has over 20 years of experience providing training in the early childhood, child development, and mental health arenas.  Her professional path has included Preschool Director, Non-Public School Administrator, Director of Early Intervention Programs, Early Intervention Training Program Manager, Faculty and Lecturer at the Graduate University level, and Reflective Supervision Trainer.  She has worked closely with and/or provides trainings across multiple professional sectors that support children and families including: Primary Care, Mental Health, Early Care and Education, Early Intervention (part C), Head Start and Early Head Start, Child Protective Service, Dependency Court Lawyers, and Caregivers.  Annually Dr. Stroud provides training for up to 1,500 professional that touch the lives of children and families.

Dr. Stroud is an accomplished speaker, trainer, and program consultant. She has presented or has been accepted to present at numerous local, state, national, and international conferences with organizations such as American Psychological Association, Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health Conference, Prevent Child Abuse America National Conference, Western Psychological Association, American Evaluation Association, ZERO TO THREE’s National Training Institute, and Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. Most notable, in September 2007, Dr. Stroud was invited to speak in Cape Town, South Africa on her innovative models to address the needs of at-risk infants through home-based attachment promotion models.

Dr. Stroud is highly regarded for her innovative service delivery models, which have won national awards.  She has been a key player in the inception and implementation of cutting edge service delivery to children 0-5 and their families.  For more than 15 years Dr Stroud has worked largely with severely emotional disturbed children in largely urban communities.  She is highly outspoken regarding the unique needs of children of color in the mental health and foster care systems. She has worked in conjunction with the Los Angeles County’s mental health department to create service programs that support the infant mental health goals of relationship-based services, honoring cultural difference and supporting community based work all within the context of a government contract system.  Embedded in all of her trainings, service models, and consultation practices are the principles of reflective supervision and honoring cultural uniqueness.  Attending a training with Dr. Stroud is not just a lecture it is an experience.



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