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Barbara Ivins, PhD

Clinical Director, Early Intervention Services, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

Barbara Ivins, PhD, is the Program Manager and Clinical Director of Early Intervention Services (EIS) in the Division of Behavioral Health at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. The multidisciplinary early intervention and early childhood mental health programs at EIS serve children with medical, developmental, and socio-emotional risks and challenges, including trauma. As a psychologist and early childhood mental health practitioner, Barbara believes in parents as partners, and that early relationships are foundational, formative, and an important focus of intervention for young children and their caregivers. In addition to direct services and program development, Barbara has provided training, supervision, and consultation within the Bay Area’s infant and early childhood mental health community for more than 30 years. She is currently the Project Co-Director, with Kristin Reinsberg, of the SAMHSA-funded Early Childhood Mental Health Workforce Development Consortium, which is bringing ECMH training and consultation to 10 rural northern California counties over a 5-year period. Barbara teaches a graduate infant and early childhood development course for the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley, and is a founding member of the Alameda County Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership. 

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