Julie A. Larrieu, PhD    

Current Positions:
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Infant Team, Associate Director and Supervising Psychologist
Consultant, Office of Public Health, Maternal Child Health

Education and Training:
Southeastern Louisiana University 1979 B.A. (summa cum laude) Psychology
Purdue University 1981 M.S., Developmental Psychology
Purdue University 1983 Ph.D., Developmental Psychology
Kent State University 1991 Clinical Respecialization, Clinical Psychology
University of California, Institute of Human Development 8/83-7/84 Postdoctoral Fellow - Developmental Psychology
Baylor College of Medicine 9/90-8/91 Psychology Internship
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation 9/91-9/92 Postdoctoral Fellow - Health Psychology

Years at Tulane:
Since July 1, 1998

My research focuses on infant mental health issues, developmental psychopathology, and training and policy issues. Most of my work deals with abuse and neglect of infants and toddlers, including identifying risk factors for abuse as well as predictors of successful treatment for abusive parents. Current research projects address assessment of caregiver-infant relationships and resilience in the face of maltreatment. Measuring the effectiveness of various types of mental health interventions with high-risk families, which include very young children, is another interest of mine. Currently I am involved in providing training in infant mental health to professionals who are skilled in working with school-age children, and to public health nurses who work with a variety of at-risk families.

Selected Publications:
Stevens, M., Larrieu, J., & Zeanah, C. (2012). Development of attachment relationships in young children. Using a Developmental Approach in Child Welfare Practice. Child Welfare 360, Special issue, p. 10.

Breidenstine, A. S., Bailey, L. O., Zeanah, C. H., & Larrieu, J. A. (2011). Attachment and trauma in early childhood: A review.Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, 4, 274-290.

 Larrieu, J. A., & Dickson, A. B. (2009). Reflective practice in infant mental health practice and consultation. Infant Mental Health Journal, 30, 579-590.

Phone: (504) 988-5405
Fax: (504) 988-4264



Julie Larrieu

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000