Timothy Page

Timothy F. Page, PhD, LMSW

Professor Emeritus

E-mail: tpage2@lsu.edu


PhD, Social Welfare, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998
MSW, Western Michigan University, 1983
Bachelor of General Studies, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 1978


Academic Positions

  • 2001-present: LSU School of Social Work
  • 1994-2001: University of Tennessee College of Social Work

Courses Taught

  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • Advanced Direct Practice
  • Direct Practice with Children and Adolescents
  • PhD Colloquium I

Research Interests

  • Children’s narratives as enactments of their representational worlds
  • Attachment theory as conceptual foundation for human development
  • The Circle of Security© parenting intervention
  • Child maltreatment and mental health

Selected Publications

Page, T. (2017). Attachment theory and social work treatment. In F. Turner (Ed.), Social work treatment: Interlocking theoretical approaches (6th ed.)(pp. 1-22). New York: Oxford University Press.

Page, T., Buchanan, T.K., & Verbovaya, O. (2016). Children's attachment-related narratives following US Gulf Coast hurricanes: Linkages with understanding and teacher stress. Journal of Early Childhood Research. doi: 10.1177/1476718X14548781

Franieck, L., Günter, M., & Page, T. (2014). Engaging Brazilian street children in play: Observations of their family narratives. Child Development Research, 2014, 1-11. doi: 10.1155/2014/861703

Apavaloaie, L., Page, T., & Marks, L. (2014). Romanian children’s representations of negative and self-conscious emotions in a narrative story stem technique. Europe's Journal of Psychology, 10(2), 318–335, doi:10.5964/ejop.v10i2.704.

Page, T. & Koren-Karie, N. (2013). Evidence of attachment disorganization and growth in one mother’s descriptions of her son: A case study. Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 2(2), 100-117.

Kim, H. & Page, T. (2013). Emotional bonds with parents, emotion regulation, and school-related behavior problems among elementary school truants. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 22(6),     869-878.

Bretherton, I., Gullón-Rivera, A.L., Page, T.F., Oettel, B.J., Corey, J.M., & Golby, B.J. (2013). Children's attachment-related self-worth: A multi-method investigation of postdivorce preschoolers’ relationships with their mothers and peers. Attachment & Human Development, 15, 25-49.

Page, T. (2013). Assessing young children’s perceptions of family relationships: Theory and applications of the Narrative Story-Stem Technique. In A.E. Fortune, W.J. Reid, and R.L. Miller (eds.), Qualitative research in social work (2nd ed.)(pp. 413-444). New York: Columbia University Press.

Boris, N. & Page, T. (2012). Assessing primary caregiver relationships. In S. Janko Summers & R.

Chazan-Cohen (Eds.), Understanding early childhood mental health: A practical guide for professionals (pp. 125-139). Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing.

Page, T. (2010). Applications of attachment theory to group interventions: A secure base in adulthood. In S. Bennett and J. Nelson (Eds.), Adult attachment in clinical social work (pp.173-194). New York: Springer.

Selected Presentations

Page, T. & Yang, M. (October, 2017).  In-home observations of low-income mothers and children: Associations with context and parenting. Poster presentation at the 63rd Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Dallas, Tx. 

Page, T., Buchanan, T.K., & Verbovaya, O. (2013, August). Narrative attachment representations among children exposed to hurricanes. Poster presentation at the 6th International Attachment Conference, Pavia, Italy.

Page, T., Buchanan, T.K., & Verbovaya, O. (2012, April). Young children exposed to hurricanes: Linkages between emotional security and knowledge about hurricanes. Paper presentation in the symposium, Children in Extreme Vulnerability: Using Narrative Story-Stems to Assess Perceptions of Care in Three Different Cultures (T. Page, symposium organizer), 13th World Congress of the World Association for Infant Mental Health in Cape Town, South Africa.

Apavaloaie, L., Pierce, H. S., & Page, T. (2011, March). Using the Narrative Story Stem Technique to assess Romanian children’s mental representations of parenting behaviors. Poster presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development biennial meeting in Montreal, Canada.

Page, T. (2010, June). A pilot application of the Circle of Security parenting intervention with maltreating mothers in the U.S. Paper presentation in the symposium, Healing Maltreated Children: Adaptations of The Circle of Security Intervention for Biological, Foster, and Adoptive Parents, 12th World Congress of the World Association for Infant Mental Health in Leipzig, Germany.

Page, T. (2010, June). Attachment-related narrative representations enacted by high-risk children: Associations with their social-emotional adjustments. Paper presentation in the symposium, Play Narratives of Young Children from Different Cultures and Diverse Backgrounds, 12th World Congress of the World Association for Infant Mental Health in Leipzig, Germany.

Page, T. & Cain, D. (2010, January). A Pilot Application of the Circle of Security Parenting Intervention to Child Welfare-Involved Mothers. Poster presentation at the Society for Social Work and Research Fourteenth Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Bretherton, I. & Page, T. (2009, April) Father representations in the story completions of preschool boys and girls from post-divorce families. Poster presentation in the symposium Developmental and Contextual Considerations in the Expression and Meaning of Father Attachment, Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Denver, CO.

Page, T. & Cain, D. (2009, September). The Circle of Security: An attachment-based early intervention for parents. Invited Margaret Schutz Gordon Lecture and Field Education Forum, The University of Kansas School of Social Welfare.

Page, T. (2009, June). Using a narrative story-stem technique to understand young children’s perceptions of close relationships. Invited keynote paper presented at New Trends in Infant and Child Psychiatry, Tampere, Finland. 

Selected Grants/Funded Projects

Buchanan, T.K., Burts, D.C., & Page, T. (2005). Early Childhood Educators' Response to Katrina and Child Outcomes ($88,925). National Science Foundation. This grant supports research designed to assess the impact of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on educational settings and children in PK-3rd grades.

Page, T., Cain, D., Lee, L. (2003). The Circle of Security Demonstration Project ($28,600). Pennington Foundation, Baton Rouge. This grant supports intervention research with families involved in the child welfare system.