The Center for Infant Study (CIS) seeks to provide high quality, person- and family-centered mental health services for infants and children (ages 0-5 years) at risk for or who are currently experiencing mental health and psychosocial problems.

Services Include

  • Psychiatric diagnostic assessments
  • Infant and early childhood consultations
  • Brief and long-term psychotherapy
  • Telemental health 
  • Medication management
  • Early Childhood Developmental and Autism Diagnostic Assessments (including the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule - 2nd Edition)

Multidisciplinary Team

Our team actively involves parents and families, and we collaborate with community agencies and programs. The CIS has a strong commitment to training medical students, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, counselors, early childhood providers and educators through practicums, coursework and workforce development efforts.

Person and Family Centered Care

The CIS views person- and family-centered care as a collaborative approach to prevention and treatment services, highlighting the importance of a child and the involvement of families in their care. We view the patient and family as equal partners, and we highlight each person’s strengths in our personalized support and treatment plans.

In order to grow, we believe patients and families need a supportive and healthy environment.


Kay Connors, LCSW-C,
Executive Director, Center for Infant Study