Professor Chandra Ghosh Ippen

Professor Chandra Ghosh Ippen


University of California


Chandra Ghosh Ippen is the Associate Director of the Child Trauma Research Program at the University of California, San Francisco and the Director of Dissemination and Implementation for Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). She is a member of the board of directors of ZERO TO THREE and has spent the last 26 years conducting research, clinical work, and training in the area of early childhood trauma. She has co-authored over 20 publications on trauma and diversity-informed practice, including the manual for CPP, a randomized trial documenting the efficacy of CPP, the children’s story “Once I Was Very Very Scared,” and the Trinka and Samstory series, which has reached over 200,000 families across the world.

She also has a lifetime mission to bake 1000 pies and a pie in all 50 states.

References for Chandra Ippen Ghosh.

Lieberman, A.F., Ghosh Ippen, C., & Van Horn (2015). Don’t hit my mommy: A manual for Child-Parent Psychotherapy with young children exposed to violence and other trauma, Second Edition. Washington, DC: Zero to Three.

Ghosh Ippen, C. (2018). Wounds from the past: Integrating historical trauma into a multicultural infant mental health framework. In C. Zeanah (Ed.). The Handbook of Infant Mental Health, 4th Edition. New York: Guilford Press, 134-153.

Ghosh Ippen, C., Harris, W.W., Van Horn, P., Lieberman, A.F. (2011). Traumatic and stressful events in early childhood: Can treatment help those at highest risk? Child Abuse and Neglect, 35, 504-513.

Ghosh Ippen, C. & Ippen, E. (2017). Once I Was Very Very Scared. San Francisco: Piplo Productions. 

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