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
Child Life Video
Child Life Online
In The News:
CHILD LIFE STORY ON NPR
CHILD LIFE COUNCIL www.childlife.org
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HEALTH PLAY SPECIALISTS www.nahps.org.uk
The Magazine for Child Life Specialists.
LIGHT SPINNER QUARTERLY
"The Psych Child Life program at UC prepared me by giving me a strong knowledge base of the Child Life profession and my responsibilities to children and families as a Child Life Specialist." "The Psych Child Life program at UC prepared me by giving me a strong knowledge base of the Child Life profession and my responsibilities to children and families as a Child Life Specialist. Also, all of the volunteer hours required for each class helped me gain experience in several different areas, working with people of all ages and abilities. For example, working with troubled teens in YSLPP helped me learn to deal with different and difficult situations as well as analyze them through my required hourly journals. Working with individuals who are physically and mentally disabled/challenged has helped me become more sensitive to and be more aware of this specific population's needs."