PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Central Florida
Dr. Middleton has been with Tulane since 2011 and serves as a Consulting Psychologist, Tulane Early Childhood Collaborative Consulting Psychologist, Jefferson Parish Head Start
My clinical and research interests have predominantly focused on early childhood mental health, with a particular emphasis on the parent-child relationship. My clinical work largely involves providing assessment and intervention for maltreated children and their families involved with child protective services through the Tulane Parenting Education Program. As part of this work, I also provide trainings focusing on the dissemination of information related to child maltreatment, attachment, child emotional and behavioral functioning, and the implementation of evidence-based interventions focused on recovery from maltreatment. Through this program, I also provide trauma-informed intervention for perpetrators of intimate partner violence.
My other clinical responsibilities include providing mental health consultation for children and families in the primary care setting through the Tulane Early Childhood Collaborative as well as providing consultation for Early Head Start programs. I am also currently involved in providing developmental assessments and coding parent-child relationship assessments for research examining the ability of the development of the attachment relationship to buffer the impact of prenatal and maternal life course stress on infant biological and developmental outcomes.
Middleton, M., Kelley, A., & Gleason, M.M. (2017). Clinical assessment of young children. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinics of North America, 26(3), 441-454.
Keyes, A. W., Smyke, A. T., Middleton, M., & Black, C. L. (2015). Parenting African-American children in the context of racism. Zero to Three, 35(4), 27-34.
Miron, D., Sujan, A., & Middleton, M. (2013). Considering the best interests of infants in foster care placed separately from their siblings. Children and Youth Services Review, 35, 1385-1392.