Our Early Supports and Services team that serves infants and toddlers with developmental delays has consulted Miriam for many years. We appreciate her knowledge and thoughtful guidance.
Director, Early Supports and Services, Pathways, Claremont, NH
Miriam brings a sensitivity and an understanding about autism that is not readily available in the United States. She is a valuable resource for pre-autistic infants and their parents.
Stella Acquarone, Ph.D.,
Founder of the Parent Infant Clinic and School of Infant Mental Health, London, England
From an early age, I was curious about the human mind, and eventually, in 1995, earned my Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Virginia, focusing on attachment.
Through Dartmouth Medical School, I completed an internship and two year-long post-doctoral fellowships including work in community mental health clinics, at the Center for Genetics and Child Development, and in the neonatal intensive care nursery. For over 15 years, I have also learned psychoanalysis through ongoing personal analysis, reading, and weekly consultation.
My professional work began at West Central Behavioral Health, where I treated children and families and started an early childhood mental health program.
In 2000, I began a private practice in psychoanalytic psychotherapy with children, families, and adults. In my practice, I also provide consultation for childcare teachers, early interventionists, and home visitors.
As Adjunct Assistant Professor at Dartmouth Medical School, I teach psychology interns and pediatric residents about early emotional development. I am a Fellow of Zero to Three, a member of the World Association of Infant Mental Health, and a working member of the Early Childhood Mental Health Network of the Upper Valley. I'm also a member of the International pre-Autistic Network (ipAn).
Workshops and Articles
I enjoy talking with groups about child development, parenting and mental health. Over the years, I have spoken with parents and professionals about many topics, including:
- Getting A Good Night’s Sleep: Infants, Toddlers and Their Parents
- The Necessity of Play
- Red Flags Concerning Young Children’s Social and Emotional Health
- Why Does My Child Act Like That? Understanding and Working With Temperament
Please see the Resources page for several examples of my writing.