St. John, M. S. (2019). Focusing on Relationships – An Effort that Pays: Parent-Child Relationship Competencies-based Assessment, Treatment Planning, Documentation, and Billing .  Washington, DC: ZERO TO THREE.

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Perez, L., Wong, E., & St. John, M.S. (2022) Reflecting on “How You Are is as Important as What You Do:” Jeree H. Pawl’s enduring influence in infant and early childhood mental health practice. ZERO TO THREE Journal 42(4), 5-12.

Chow, L. & St. John, M.S. (2021) A difficulty in the path of psychoanalysis: The Community Psychoanalysis Consortium and the community consultants.  Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 31(4), 439-449.

St. John, M.S. (2019). Reconceiving the field: Infant mental health, intersectionality, and reproductive justice. Infant Mental Health Journal 40(5), 608-623.

Thomas, K., Norona, C. R., & St. John, M. S. (2019). Cross-Sector Allies Together in the Struggle for Social Justice: Diversity-Informed Tenets for Work with Infants, Children, and Families. ZERO TO THREE Journal 39(3). 44-54.

St. John, M. S. (2016). The Parent-Child Relationship Competencies: How three infant-parent psychotherapists find paths into diverse infant-family landscapes. ZERO TO THREE Journal 36(6). 37-44.

St. John, M. S., & Nalo, A. (2016, November 28). The Diversity-Informed Infant Mental Health Tenets in California.  Retrieved from

St. John, M. S. & Lieberman, A. F. (2015).  Child-parent psychotherapy in the treatment of infants and young children with internalizing disorders.  In Patrick Luyten, Linda Mayes, Peter Fonagy, Mary Target & Sydney Blatt, Eds., Handbook of Contemporary Psychodynamic Approaches to Psychotherapy.  New York: Guilford Press.

St. John, M. S., Thomas, K. & Noroña, C. R. (2012). Infant Mental Health Professional Development: Together in the Struggle for Social Justice. ZERO TO THREE Journal 33(2), 13-22.

Lieberman, A., St. John, M., and Silverman, R. (2007). “Passionate attachments” and parental exploitations of dependency in infancy and early childhood.  In Diana Diamond, Sidney J. Blatt and Joseph D. Lichtenberg, Eds., Attachment and Sexuality.  New York: The Analytic Press.

St. John, M.  (2004). How to do things with the Starr Report: Pornography, performance, and the president’s penis.  In Linda Williams, Ed., Porn Studies.  Durham: Duke University Press.

St. John, M. S. (2004). The Mammy Fantasy: Psychoanalysis, Race, and the Ideology of Absolute Maternity.  A dissertation submitted in partial satisfaction of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Rhetoric in the Graduate Division of the University of CA, Berkeley.

Pawl, J. H. and St. John, M. (2002).  Infant mental health. Comprehensive Handbook of Psychotherapy Vol I: Psychodynamic/Object Relations.  New York: Wiley, 2002.

St. John, M.(2001).  “It ain’t fittin’:” Cinematic and fantasmatic contours of Mammy in Gone With the Wind and beyond.  Studies in Gender and Sexuality 2(3).

St. John, M. and Pawl, J.  (2000).  Inclusive interaction in infant-parent psychotherapy.  Responding to Infants and Parents: Inclusive Interaction in Assessment, Consultation, and Treatment in Infant/Family Practice. Washington, D.C.: ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families.

Pawl, J., St. John, M., and Pekarsky, J. (2000). Training mental health and other professionals in infant mental health: Conversations with trainees.  In Joy D. Ososfsky and Hiram E. Fitzgerald, Eds., World Association of Infant Mental Health Handbook of Infant Mental Health.  New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Pawl, J. and St. John, M.  (1998).  How you are is as Important as What You Do: Making a Positive Difference for Infants, Toddlers and their Families.  Washington, D.C.: ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families.

Zlotnick, C., Franchino, K., St. Claire, N., Cox, K. and St. John, M. (1996). The impact of outpatient drug services on abstinence among pregnant and parenting women. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 13(3), pp. 195-206.

Seligman, S. and St. John, M. (1996).  No space for a baby: Pseudomaturity in an inner city little girl. In Edward Corrigan, Ed., The Mind Object. London: Jason Aronson Inc.

St. John, M. (1992).  Anti-body already: Body-oriented interventions in clinical work with HIV-positive women.  Women and Therapy, 13 (4).