Jennifer Farley, PhD, RPT-S, ECMH-E is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Eastern Michigan University. Jennifer's research is focused on the training needs of early childhood clinicians specific to the use of play in supporting relationships. Jennifer is also currently a co-investigator for the EMU research team working with MDHHS on GROW, a Statewide pre-service relationship-based training for foster, adoptive and kinship parents. Jennifer is endorsed as an Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist and working towards the Mentor-Research/Faculty endorsement. She is also certified as a registered play therapist.