Robin Sturm, Ed.D.
Project Director: Building Healthy Children
Robin J. Sturm, Ed.D., has been employed at the Mt. Hope Family Center (MHFC) in various clinical capacities for 22 years working with high risk maltreated children and their families. Dr. Sturm functions as a Senior Supervisor and therapist for the Center and currently practices within the Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) models of intervention. In addition, Dr. Sturm is the Project Director of the Building Healthy Children Program (BHC) at MHFC. This program provides evidence based interventions for low income teen mothers and their babies. Dr. Sturm assisted in the development and implementation of this program and she provides direct supervision and support to clinical staff on the project. She also oversees and coordinates the evaluation and research component of BHC.
Dr. Sturm has participated in the accreditation process and is an approved national trainer and supervisor in both the IPT and CPP models of intervention, and additionally supervises in the trauma informed evidence-based interventions of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Alternatives for Families – A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT). Dr. Sturm received training and ongoing consultation from the model developer of AF-CBT. She has provided training in trauma and the impact on children and families at various local venues and she conducts local CPP and IPT trainings on an annual basis.
In the academic realm, Dr. Sturm has published on the effectiveness of IPT as a model of intervention and she taught an undergraduate course (at the University of Rochester) in the area of child development. In 2012, Dr. Sturm received a “Career Achievement Award” from the Rochester Business Journal and the United Way of Greater Rochester. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, the National Board of Certified Counselors, and the International Society for Interpersonal Psychotherapy.
Dr. Sturm’s major clinical and research interests include: trauma, attachment, depression and evidence-based practices.