Dr. Jayne Singer

Category: 
Guest Presenter
Program (What area of CES): 
Early Childhood

Dr. Jane Singer is a clinical psychologist with extensive experience working with a diverse array of children and families in hospital, school, and community-based settings. She is the Clinical Director of the Child and Parent Program in the Developmental Medicine Center at the Boston Children’s Hospital, where she works with families of children aged birth through early childhood; providing evaluation, intervention, and preventive consultation services within an overall preventive model of infant-family mental health. At the BCH, Dr. Singer teaches and mentors professionals in training and staff across multiple disciplines. Dr. Singer is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, She is also an International Trainer of the Brazelton Touchpoints Approach to development and parent-provider partnerships, and the Newborn Behavioral Observation system; representing the Brazelton Touchpoints Center (BTC) and the Brazelton Institute; and led the Early Care and Education Initiative there, an adaptation of the Touchpoints Approach for specific application for use by early childhood educators;

At BTC, she which has developed into BTC’s Tribal Touchpoints Initiative as well as the Federal Office of Head Start National Center of Parent, Family, and Community Engagement. She has also developed adaptations of the Touchpoints Approach for families living with children with Special Needs, as well as for mental health practitioners. She is the primary author of the Touchpoints in Early Care and Education Reference Guide and the Touchpoints in Reflective Practice guides for practitioners and mentors.

She is also the past President of the Massachusetts Association for Infant Mental Health MassAIMH): Birth to Six.