Early Childhood Mental Health Program

Ginny Sprang Ginny Sprang, Ph.D, Executive Director

Ginny Sprang, Ph.D., is a Professor in the College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Sprang served as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado, Irving Harris Program in Child Development and Infant Mental Health during her...

Faculty Otto Kaak, M.D., Associate Director

Dr. Kaak is a Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Social Work at the University of Kentucky, where he has worked since 1972. He is currently an Associate Director of the University's Center on Trauma and Children, and primarily assists in evaluating families, referred by the Courts and...

Faculty Jennifer Aldarondo, Ph.D.

Jennifer Aldarondo, Ph.D. earned a doctorate from Indiana University in 2000, a master's degree from Mississippi State University in 1994, and a bachelor's degree from Mississippi State University in 1992. She completed her internship in general psychology at Madison State Hospital in...

Faculty Bettye Cheves, MSN

Bettye Cheves, BSN, MSN, is a psychiatric nurse and a key member of the treatment team at the CATS clinic. Ms. Cheves is a highly skilled play therapist with over 30 years of experience working with maltreated children and their families, and an expert on attachment spectrum disorders and...