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Barbara Stroud, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, trainer, and consultant with over two decades worth of culturally informed clinical practice and training in the early childhood development and mental health arenas. She holds prestigious endorsements as a national ZERO TO THREE Graduate Fellow and an Infant and Family Mental Health Specialist/Reflective Practice Facilitator Mentor with the California Center for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health. Embedded in all of her trainings, clinical service models, and consultation are the practices of reflective supervision and sensitivity to cultural uniqueness.

Dr. Stroud received her Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Psychology from Nova Southeastern University, and she has worked largely with severely emotional disturbed children in urban communities. Dr. Stroud’s professional career path spans classroom based, community oriented, and legislative systems of care. She is highly regarded and has been a key player in the inception and implementation of cutting edge service delivery to children 0-5 and their families; her innovative approaches have won national awards. More specifically, Dr. Stroud is a former preschool director at Northridge Preschool, a non-public school administrator, and director of early intervention services at the Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic in South Central Los Angeles.

In addition, Dr. Stroud was the community training program manager for The Child Development Institute in Woodland Hills, CA and held faculty ranking at the graduate level with California State University Long Beach. Presently, Dr. Stroud is among the distinguished faculty of the University of Massachusetts Infant-Parent Mental Health Postgraduate Certificate Program, Napa, California Campus.

Dr. Stroud works closely with professionals across multiple disciplines and, annually, she trains up to 2,000 providers that touch the lives of children and families. She regularly conducts training for those in primary care, mental health, early intervention (Part C), Head Start and Early Head Start, Child Protective Services (CPS), and dependency court, as well as individual caregivers. As Dr. Stroud is particularly passionate about the unique needs of children of color in the mental health and foster care systems, she works with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health to infuse reflective and culturally mindful course of action in developing service programs that support the goals of a relationship-based framework within the context of a government contracted organization.

An accomplished speaker, trainer, and program consultant, Dr. Stroud consistently presents at local, state, national, and international conferences such as the American Psychological Association (APA), American Evaluation Association (AVA), Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH), Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health Conference (MIMH), Prevent Child Abuse America National Conference (PCAAN), Western Psychological Association (WPA), and Zero to Three’s National Training Institute (NTI).

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 infant through home-based attachment promotion models.

To learn more about Dr. Barbara Stroud to arrange a consultation or training, visit www.DrBarbaraStroud.com.


2 Responses

  1. sue verreault

    I am so grateful for the time I was mentored by Dr. Stroud at Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic.

  2. I feel absolutely blessed for having received Dr. Stroud’s mentorship, consultation support, and professional guidance. I’m looking forward to adding, How To Measure A Relationship, as a required textbook in my graduate level, child focused classes at Pacific Oaks College. The students will, undoubtedly, obtain a grounded relational lens in working with children and families as a result of Dr. Stroud’s knowledge and expertise!

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