Jazman Allen, Psy.D. is a postdoctoral fellow specializing in prenatal and infant and early childhood mental health. She provides individual therapy for pregnant women and dyadic therapy for young children ages 0 to 5 years who are at-risk of experiencing disruptions in their attachment relationships. Her work focuses on promoting overall well-being and encourages healthy early attachment between young children and their caregivers. Additionally, she specializes in conducting neurodevelopmental evaluations for young children ages 3 to 8 years. She has a background in pediatric neuropsychology, and she values working with families from a more holistic approach in the assessment and treatment of young patients with complex medical histories. Additionally, Jazman has completed play therapy coursework, certification in Brazelton Touchpoints, and completed training on the Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood (DC:0-5).
As a member of APPPAH, Jazman is a part of the Diversity Committee. She understands the value in addressing the physical and mental health needs of pregnant and postpartum women in order to promote overall well-being. Even more so, Jazman recognizes that there is a lack of promotion, accessibility, and availability of resources for women of color. As a member of the Diversity Committee she hopes to contribute to addressing issues of diversity within the area of prenatal and perinatal psychology, and to support the team in increasing APPPAH’s presence within these communities and professional organizations. Jazman is also a second Assistant Editor of JOPPPAH, APPPAH’s quarterly journal. As an Assistant Editor, she looks forward to contributing to the promotion of scientifically sound literature within the journal.