Robin Lynn Treptow, Ph.D.

Faculty: M.S. Psychology

Robin Lynn Treptow, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology


University of Nebraska-Lincoln — 1999: PhD in clinical psychology (child | family focus)

Fielding Graduate University — 2019: PhD in Infant and Early Childhood Development with Emphases in Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences — 2017: Certified Wellness Coach

University of Nebraska Medical Center — Meyer Rehabilitation Institute Infant | Toddler Early Intervention Trainee (1990).

Certified by the California Center as an Infant, Family, and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist (IFEC-MHS)



Dr. Treptow joined DMU in 2017 as an Adjunct Profession and moved to Assistant Professor in 2019.

She loves teaching students early in their MSP journey and working on research.

Her clinical expertise is with young children and their families, and she promotes Catholic-rooted infant mental health in academia and in practice. Dr. Treptow applies relationship science in her work for global peace, and studies links between what people think about babies who have early problems and how those babies learn and grow. She presents internationally on health narratives, global peace, and implicit bias’s effects on wellbeing.

A convert to Catholicism and former Director of the Board for the Catholic Psychotherapy Association, Dr. Treptow is currently President-Elect for the American Psychological Association’s Division 48 (Peace Psychology). She serves on the Catholic Medical Association’s Catholic Social Teaching—Justice in Medicine Committee. Dr. Treptow enjoys coffee shop chats and time with
family. Her most recent research can be found here.