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Tracy E Vozar

Clinical Assistant Professor

What I do

I am a clinical psychologist and professor who directs GSPP's Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health(IECMH) Specialty and related programs and clinics.

Professional Biography

I joined DU and GSPP in October of 2017, as the Director of the new IECMH Specialty. I was previously on the faculty of Tulane University in New Orleans, Erikson Institute and the University of Chicago. I completed my internship and post-doctoral fellowship in infant mental health at Tulane University. I earned my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Iowa.

My clinical and research interests involve the intersections between perinatal and infant mental health. I work clinically with parents and their young children using individual, dyadic, and group approaches to treatment. I research constructs central to these areas including perinatal depression and anxiety, parenting self-efficacy, and cultural adaptations to treatment approaches. Specifically, since joining DU, I have developed the IECMH Specialty, the connected Caring for you and Baby (CUB) Clinic, the downtown expansion of the CUB Clinic, WePlay Denver parent-infant groups in collaboration with the Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, and Parentline Colorado, a telehealth service for perinatal families with children up to five years of age. I supervise students in a variety of perinatal, infant, and early childhood mental health approaches, including Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Parent Child Interaction Therapy, and Brief Strategic Therapy.

Degree(s)

  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Iowa, 2008
  • BA, Psychology, Washington University, 2000
  • MA, Psychology, Washington University, 2000

Licensure / Accreditations

  • Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health (IMH-E ®)
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Professional Affiliations

  • Colorado Association of Infant Mental Health
  • Zero to Three
  • Colorado Assessment Society
  • Colorado Psychological Association

Key Projects

  • Colorado Opiate and Substance use Training program (DU-COST)

Presentations

Vozar, T. E., Gross, L., Hoff, L., & Biermann, A. (2019). Let’s Talk About It: One family’s experience of perinatal PTSD and a collaborative call to action. Zero to Three Conference. Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Troutman, B. R., Vozar, T. E., & Hoff, L. (2019). When worlds collide: Integrating behavioral and attachment theories in parent-child intervention. . Zero to Three Conference. Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Vozar, T. E., Brenkert, S., Gross, L., & Hoff, L. (2019). The WePlay Program: Children’s museums as partners in early learning. . Zero to Three Conference. Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Vozar, T. E., Gross, L., Hoff, L., Parian, M., & Jennings, M. (2019). Why So Many Orphan Princesses?: Triggering the attachment system in pop culture. Denver Pop Culture Con. Denver: DPCC.
Vozar, T. E., & Tippett, J. (2019). Expecting Well- Being: The spectrum of perinatal behavioral health disorders. . Colorado Behavioral Health and Wellness Summit. Denver: University of Denver.
Vozar, T. E. (2018). IECMH training programs: What’s needed now and into the future?. Zero to Three Conference. Denver: ZTT.
Biermann, A., Spear, R., Hoff, L., Giddings, W., & Vozar, T. E. (2018). A Specialty in its Infancy: Doctoral Students' Perspectives on What's Needed in IECMH training . Zero to Three Conference. Denver: ZTT.
Vozar, T. E., Pazos, H. M., & Paz, J. L. (2018). “Construyendo el Puente:” Bridging the Training Divide between IECMH and Latinx Mental Health. Zero to Three Conference. Denver: ZTT.
Vozar, T. E., Murch, T., McClean, P., & Heller, S. (2017). When hospital becomes home: Implementation of home visiting in NICU settings. Zero to Three Conference. San Diego.
Vozar, T. E. (2017). “Getting to know Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health: Attachment, Parenting Self-efficacy and Relationship-based Interventions.”. Family Medicine Department. Swedish Hospital.

Awards

  • CARAN Fellowship, University of Denver Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab