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:
My clinical and research interests focus on infant mental health, developmental psychopathology, and training 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 parents who have maltreated their children. I provide 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.
I am an endorsed national and international trainer for Child-Parent Psychotherapy, an evidence-based intervention for children ages birth to 6 years of age who have experienced trauma and interpersonal loss, and their caregivers.
Publications & Presentations
Larrieu, J. A. (In press). Introducing evidence-based trauma treatment in preventive services: Child-Parent Psychotherapy. In V. Strand & G. Sprang (Eds.), Trauma Responsive Child Welfare Systems. New York: Springer.
Larrieu, J. A., Stevens, M., & Zeanah, C. H. (2014). The Working Model of the Child Interview. In S. Farnfield & P. Holmes, (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Attachment: Assessment, (pp. 133-143). New York: Routledge.
Breidenstine, A., Bailey, L., Zeanah, C. & Larrieu, J. (2014). Attachment and trauma in early childhood: A review. In Nader, K. (Ed.). Assessment of Trauma in Youths: Understanding issues of age, complexity, and associated variables, (pp. 113-131). New York: Routledge.
Moran, T. E., Larrieu, J. A., Zeanah, P., Evenson, A., & Valliere, J. (2013). “Depressia” in Post-Katrina New Orleans: Cultural and contextual adaptations to group interpersonal psychotherapy. Journal of Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families, 33 (5), 23-30.
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.