Ms. Jennifer Ericksen
Jennifer Ericksen is Manager of Perinatal Metal Health and Training at the Parent-Infant Research Institute. She is a clinical psychologist specialising in early childhood assessment, parent support and skills training, cognitive behaviour therapy, service planning, implementation and evaluation. She has worked in a variety of specialist children’s services. Currently she works with families during the child’s first two years of life. She has a strong interest in capacity building in health professionals, and has been project manager on a number of the Parent-Infant Research Institute research studies, playing a key role in the beyondblue projects and leading a multidisciplinary team of parent-infant specialists. She has also been providing training and expertise to the Postnatal Depression Initiative funded by The Department of Human Services and the Bupa Parent & Baby well-being program. She has published in a number of academic journals and texts, has presented at conferences and contributed to improving awareness in the media of the needs of mothers, fathers and infants.