Sue Ammen

Sue Ammen | Adjunct Professor

  • California School of Professional Psychology

  • Clinical Psychology (PhD)
  • Fresno Campus

Research Interests

Parent-child relationship assessment; early childhood intervention program evaluation; qualitative research methods; LGBT families.

Biography

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Education

  • PhD, California School of Professional Psychology, Fresno, 1989

Courses

  • Biopsychosocial Factors in Infant-Preschooler Mental Health (web-based)
  • Parent-Child Relationship Assessment
  • Teaching with Distance Learning Methods (team taught)
  • PsyD Dissertation (four semester seminar - hybrid class)
  • Lifespan Developmental Psychology (web-based)

Publications

2008

Limberg, B. & Ammen, S. (2008). Ecosystemic play therapy with infants and toddlers and their families. In C. Schaefer, P Kelly-Zion, J. McCormick, & A. Ohnogi (Eds.), Play therapy for very young children (pp. 103-124). New York: Jason Aronson.

2008

Hitchcock, D., Ammen, S., O'Connor, K., & Backman, T. (2008). Validating the Marschak Interaction Method Rating System with adolescent mother-child dyads. International Journal of Play Therapy# 17(1), 24-38.

2007

Knapp, P. K., Ammen, S., Arstein-Kerslake, C, Poulsen, M. K., & Mastergeorge, A. (2007). Feasibility of expanding services for very young children in the public mental health setting. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 46(2), 152-161.

2007

Knapp, P. K., Ammen, S., Arstein-Kerslake, C, Poulsen, M. K., & Mastergeorge, A. (2007). Feasibility of expanding services for very young children in the public mental health setting. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 46(2), 152-161.

2005

Ammen, S. & Limberg, B. (2005). Play Therapy with Preschoolers using the Ecosystemic Model. In K. Finello (Ed.), Handbook of Training & Practice in Infant & Preschool Mental Health(pp. 207-232). New York. Jossey Bass.

2000

Ammen, S. (2000). A play-based parenting program to facilitate parent- childattachment. In H. Kaduson & C. Schaefer (Eds.), "Short-term play therapy approaches with children" (pp. 345-369). New York: Guilford Press.

1997

O'Connor, K. & Ammen, S. (1997). Play Therapy Treatment Planning and Interventions: The Ecosystemic Model and Workbook. San Diego: Academic Press.

1996

Ammen, S., Semrad, J., Soria, S., Limberg, E., Peterson, C., Moore, M., O'Neill, K., Picard, S., Boley, S. (1996). The development of tools to research the Color-Your-Life technique. International Journal of Play Therapy, 5(2), 21-39.

1996

Boley, S., Ammen, S., O'Connor, K., & Miller, l. (1996). The use of the Color-Your-Life technique with pediatric cancer patients and their siblings. International Journal of Play Therapy. 5(2), 57-78.

1994

Ammen, S. (1994). The good feeling-bad feeling game: A technique to facilitate attachment and communication. In K. O'Connor & C. Schaefer (eds). Handbook of play therapy, vol. 2, Advances and innovations (pp. 283-294). New York: John Wiley.

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Limberg, B. & Ammen, S. (In Press). Ecosystemic play therapy with infants and toddlers. In C. Schaefer, P Kelly-Zion, J. McCormick, & A. Ohnogi (Eds.), Play therapy for very young children. Rowman & Littlefield..

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