Carolyn Joy Dayton

Carolyn Joy Dayton

Carolyn Joy Dayton

Research Project Title

Singing to Babies in Motown!: The Detroit Lullaby Study    
Baby on Board!: The WSU Early Parenting Study    
Development and Implementation of a Fathering Program in Detroit, Michigan

Biography

Dr. Dayton holds joint appointments at the School of Social Work and the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute. She serves as the Associate Director of the Infant Mental Health Program at MPSI where her developmental laboratory is located. Her research is focused on early parenting processes with an emphasis on fathering in urban settings. She has over two decades of experience providing clinical interventions to the families of infants and young children in a wide range of settings including home-based, center-based and hospital programs. Dr. Dayton's program of research is fundamentally translational and transdisciplinary; it is informed by her clinical work with families and aims to identify biological and psychosocial risk and resilience factors that influence early parenting process and early child development.

Education

  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, Michigan State University
  • Graduate Certificate in Infant Mental Health, University of Michigan
  • MSW, University of Michigan
  • BA, Kalamazoo College

Office Location

Pauline Knapp Building, Room 238, 87 East Ferry Street, Detroit, MI 48202

Office Phone

313-664-2659

Training

MICHR Postdoctoral Translational Scholars Fellowship. Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI. 2011-2012

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. Department of Psychology, Developmental Area. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI. 2010-2011

APPIC Postdoctoral Clinical Fellowship. Institute for Human Adjustment. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI. 2008-2010

APPIC Predoctoral Clinical Internship. Psychological Clinic & University Center for the Child and Family. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI. 2007-2008

International Culture & Language Training Scholar, Madrid, Spain. 1987-1988

Research Focus

  • Infant Mental Health
  • Parenting in Contexts of Risk
  • Emotion Regulation Processes in Parenting and Early Child Development
  • Biological and Psychosocial Processes in Early Fathering
  • Fathering Influences on Early Child Development
  • Functional Neuroanatomy of Parenting

Certifications

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist (Michigan)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Michigan)
  • Infant Mental Health Mentor, Clinical & Research (Level IV; MI-AIMH)

Courses Taught

  • SW 6991 Introduction to Infant Mental Health
  • SW 7010 Infant Mental Health Practice
  • SW 8115 Application of DSM Assessment System in Social Work Practice
  • SW 8883 Infant Mental Health Seminar I
  • SW 8884 Infant Mental Health Seminar II

 

Publications

Recent Representative Articles:

Dayton, C. J., Matthews, W. K., Hicks, L., & Malone, J. (2017, Firstview). The expression of music throughout the lives of expectant parents. Psychology of Music. doi: 0305735617692165

Dayton, C. J., & Malone, J. (2017). The development and socialization of physical aggression in very young boys. Infant Mental Health Journal, 38(1),150-165. doi: 10.1002/imhj.21622.

Dayton, C. J., Buczkowski, R. S., Muzik, M., Goletz, J., Hicks, L., Walsh, T., & Bocknek, E. L. (2016). Expectant fathers’ beliefs and expectations about fathering as they prepare to parent a new infant. Social Work Research: Special Issue on Social Work with Men and Fathers, 40(4), 225-236. doi: 10.1093/swr/svw017.

Dayton, C. J., Huth-Bocks, A., & Busuito, A. (2016). The influence of interpersonal aggression on maternal perceptions of infant emotions: Associations with early parenting quality. Emotion, 16(4), 436-448. doi: 10.1037/emo0000114.

Malone, J. C., & Dayton, C. J. (2015). What is the container/contained when there are ghosts in the nursery?: Joining Bion and Fraiberg in dyadic interventions with mother and infant. Infant Mental Health Journal, 36(3), 262–274. doi: 10.1002/imhj.21509

Dayton, C. J., Walsh, T. B., Oh, W., & Volling, B. (2015). Hush now baby: Mothers’ and fathers’ strategies for soothing their infants and associated parenting outcomes. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 29(2), 145-155. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2014.09.001

Muzik, M., Schmicker, M., Alfafara, E., Dayton, C. J., Schuster, M., & Rosenblum, K. (2014). Predictors of treatment engagement to the parenting intervention Mom Power among Caucasian and African American mothers. Journal of Social Service Research: Special Issue: Research on the Challenges Faced by Families with Children Experiencing Health or Mental Health Problems, 40(5), 662-680. doi:10.1080/01488376.2014.917451

Dayton, C. J., Walsh, T., Muzik, M., Erwin, M., Rosenblum, K. L. (2014). Strong, safe & secure: Negotiating early fathering and military service across the deployment cycle. Infant Mental Health Journal: Special Issue on Very Young Children and their Fathers, 35(5), 509-520. doi: 10.1002/imhj.21465

Swain, J., Dayton, C. J., Kim, P., Tolman, R., & Volling, B. (2014). Progress on the paternal brain: Theory, animal models, human brain research and mental health implications. Infant Mental Health Journal: Special Issue on Very Young Children and their Fathers, 35(5), 394-408. doi: 10.1002/imhj.21471