CUB Clinic

Caring for You and Baby

The CUB Clinic is part of the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver. Our mission is to train students to support the mental health and developmental needs of pregnant and postpartum families with infants and young children. 

Our clinicians are advanced doctoral-level psychology students practicing under the supervision of licensed clinical psychologists with numerous years of experience working with pregnant and postpartum families. 

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The CUB Clinic now offers Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

From the ages of one to seven, problems with emotional regulation and behavior (e.g., tantrums, aggression, defiance, "acting out") are primary reasons that caregivers seek or are referred for clinical services.

Parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) is an evidence-based treatment approach designed to enhance emotional regulation and behavior via focusing on the parent-child relationship. If you would like more information about our PCIT services, please call the CUB Clinic at (303) 871-6334.

The CUB Clinic now offers Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)

Pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period can be challenging. Often women and their partners experience feelings of depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns around these times that can impact their relationships with important others. Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is a short-term evidence-based treatment model to specifically address such concerns during the transition to parenthood. If you would like more information about IPT services, please call the CUB Clinic at (303) 871-6334.

 

Starting Fall, 2020 The CUB Clinic will offer Perinatal Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Perinatal Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an evidence-based practice designed to decrease symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression which can occur surrounding child birth. 

Who We Serve

The CUB Clinic is a specialty clinic that offers a wide array of high quality, confidential mental health services through the Professional Psychology Clinic at the University of Denver. We welcome all caregivers, couples, family members, and their young children. We offer an affordable sliding-scale payment model (ranging from $15-$70 per session based on income) and we accept Medicaid/Health First Colorado. Additionally, services may be able to be provided pro bono as needed and arranged with a CUB clinician.

Our Specialties

  • Pregnancy- and postpartum-related concerns including mood, anxiety, stress, adjustment, trauma and relationship issues
  • Pregnancy-related grief, loss and fertility concerns
  • Developmental guidance regarding common concerns during infancy and toddlerhood including:
    • Feeding
    • Sleep
    • Crying/colic
    • Transitions to childcare/school
    • Biting and aggression
    • Toilet training
    • Peer/sibling concerns
  • Parent-child relationship concerns including attachment/bonding, adjustment post fostering/adoption or separation/divorce
  • Child mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, acting out and/or behavioral difficulties

Our Services

  • Parent-child therapy
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Child individual therapy
  • Adult individual therapy
  • Couples therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Assessment of individuals and relationships
  • Other evidence-based treatment modalities

For more information or to request an appointment, call 303-871-6334 or email ppc.CUBclinic@du.edu

Therapeutic Process: What to Expect

All CUB Clinic services are initiated by completing a phone screen by contacting us at (303) 871-6334. The 20-30-minute phone screen is used to get to know caregivers and their child(ren) as well as to consider fit with CUB clinic services. A clinician will next contact the caregiver to schedule an intake session and to initiate the CUB consultation process during which time the clinician gets to know the family and their specific needs. During these first few sessions, caregivers and/or their child(ren) complete interviews, caregiver-child observations, and surveys to inform their treatment. A feedback session with the caregivers during which options for treatment are explored is the final step in the consultation process leading into ongoing therapeutic services.

Locations

We offer services in several settings across the Denver Metro area in order to best meet the needs of our community. Our primary location is The Caring for You and Baby (CUB) Clinic at the University of Denver Professional Psychology Clinic (2450 S. Vine Street, Denver, CO). We also offer services at the CUB on Fox Street location which is housed in the Rose Andom Center (1330 Fox Street, Denver, CO). We also offer telehealth resources through Parentline Colorado (303-871-7935) and are able to provide services to communities throughout Colorado.

Meet our Director

Tracy Vozar

Dr. Tracy Vozar is the Director of the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialty at GSPP. Tracy was previously on the faculty at Tulane University in New Orleans, the Erikson Institute, and at the University of Chicago's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience. She completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship in infant mental health at Tulane University. Tracy earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Iowa.

Her clinical and research interests involve the intersections between perinatal and infant mental health. She works clinically with parents and their young children using individual, dyadic and group approaches to treatment. Tracy researches constructs central to these areas including perinatal depression and anxiety, parenting self-efficacy and cultural adaptations to treatment approaches. She enjoys supervising students interested in working with pregnant and postpartum families.