Kate Wasserman, MSW, is a ZERO TO THREE Fellow. She is currently a Lead Clinician at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine’s Center for Infant Study and a HealthySteps Site Director.
Ms. Wasserman provides outpatient mental health treatment for young children, infancy through the age of six, and their families with emotional and behavioral concerns due to maternal-infant attachment issues, intimate partner violence and other family traumas, and postpartum depression. With HealthySteps, she provides infant mental health services within the Family Medicine program. Ms. Wasserman is also lead trainer for the Race to the Top and Project LAUNCH workforce developmental programs, training primary care providers, mental health consultants, and home visitors on a range of infant mental health competencies, including trauma, early childhood development, attachment, parent-child interaction, and other topics within the field of early childhood mental health. She is also a National Trainer of the Fussy Baby Network. Ms. Wasserman has a master’s degree from the University of Maryland’s School of Social Work, where she focused on maternal and child mental health, and is a licensed mental health provider within the state of Maryland. She previously served as the Family Support Counselor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Harriet Lane Clinic. During her time at Hopkins, Ms. Wasserman founded the clinic’s Working Group on Intimate Partner Violence, an interdisciplinary team of staff, residents and medical students working to promote and improve training around intimate partner violence within the clinic. Additionally, she is a member of the Governor’s Family Violence Council as well as the Mayor’s Domestic Violence Coordinating Committee.