Bachelor of Science Degree • School of Health Professions
Psychology-Child Life Major
Civita A. Brown, M.S.
Inter. Coord. Psy. Child-Life
Phone: (315) 792-3380
Office: 107 DePerno Hall
Civita Brown, a certified child life specialist, is the internship coordinator. She maintains contact with internship sites throughout the United States and Canada and provides the instruction necessary for successful internship placement. She pursues research in the area of the hospitalized child and family. ...More About Civita A. Brown
Melodee K. Moltman, M.S.
Associate Professor of Psychology-Child Life
Phone: (315) 792-3098
Office: 203 Faculty Center
Professor Melodee Moltman, a certified child life specialist, is particularly interested in psychosocial care practices internationally. Most recently she has traveled to Kuwait to train child life specialists. ...More About Melodee K. Moltman
Jo Ellen Vespo, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Psychology-Child Life
Phone: (315) 792-3283
Office: 202 Faculty Center
Dr. Jo Ellen Vespo pursues research in the areas of infant and child development, young children's relationships, children and stress, and other child life issues. ...More About Jo Ellen Vespo
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CHILD LIFE COUNCIL www.childlife.org
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HEALTH PLAY SPECIALISTS www.nahps.org.uk
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"My Child Life degree from Utica College has prepared me well for my career as a Child Life Specialist. Not only did I get a thorough background in child growth and development, I was also prepared through classes and a range of fieldwork assignments. I remember how exciting it was to actually relate theory into practice." "My Child Life degree from Utica College has prepared me well for my career as a Child Life Specialist. Not only did I get a thorough background in child growth and development, I was also prepared through classes such as Anatomy and Physiology and Medicines and Pediatrics, which has been a great asset in working in a health care profession. Fieldwork hours with both healthy and hospitalized children including a wide range of ages and abilities were an invaluable experience. I remember how exciting it was during my internship when I was able to actually relate theory into practice."
Sarah MacDonald '97
Child Life Specialist
Child Life Specialist