Community Clinical Services

The Community Clinical Services at the Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health provide a continuum of coordinated developmental support and outpatient psychotherapeutic services to children aged birth through eight years and their families, anchored in a multidisciplinary, developmental approach. Influenced by the traditions established by the late Selma Freiberg, Thea Bry and Stanley Greenspan, all clinical services are rooted in the interdisciplinary fields of study of infant mental health, early childhood mental health and the DIR®/Floortime™ approach, and supported by theoretical education, research-based methods and best practice application.  Through family-centered, play-based services, we aim to foster the developmental and psychological well-being of children and families, and to support and enhance the relationship between children and their caregivers.

Services Offered

  • Interventions for children diagnosed on the autism spectrum or with other developmental challenges
  • Play-based individual, dyadic and/or family therapy
  • Infant-parent (dyadic) therapeutic services
  • Support for pregnant mothers
  • Therapeutic groups, including groups for mother-baby dyads, children, and parents
  • Comprehensive assessments and evaluations, including pediatric psychiatric assessments

The Center staff and Affiliate Faculty Members offer a variety of seminars, workshops and training sessions around infant and early childhood mental health for educators, administrators, educational and therapeutic professionals, including psychologists, counselors, social workers, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, nurses, pediatricians, clergy and allied health and services providers.

Clinical Staff

Gerard Costa, Ph.D. – Licensed Developmental Psychologist
Kaitlin Mulcahy, M.A. – Licensed Professional Counselor
Graduate-level interns and externs
Consulting multidisciplinary clinicians

Fees

Out-of-pocket fees will be determined at time of intake based on treatment plan and family income.  Insurance reimbursement documentation will be provided upon request.

Contact

Referrals:         Kaitlin Mulcahy, M.A., LPC, Associate Director
973-655-6692; caecmh@montclair.edu

Questions:       Daniela Montecinos, Office Assistant
973-655-6685; caecmh@montclair.edu

Community Clinical Services in the Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health

Community Clinical Services for infants, children, and their families

The Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health (CAECMH) serves as a center for professional development, education, clinical services, and research around the issues of autism, infant and childhood development, and early childhood mental health.

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