The Relational Context of Infant Mental Health

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Article The Relational Context of Infant Mental Health


Regretably due to concerns around COVID-19 we have been advised to cancel any meetings of large groups scheduled to take place at SickKids for the coming month.
Any registrations to date will be refunded. We hope to reschedule Dr. Zeanah at a later date.

Full Day Lecture With Charles H. Zeanah, Jr. MD

Mary Peters Sellars Polchow Chair of Psychiatry, Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, and Vice Chair for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Tulane University School of Medicine

A distinctive feature of infant mental health is its central focus on parent infant relationships. We will begin this presentation by reviewing a model of parent child relationships that has implications for understanding development, psychopathology, assessment and treatment. We will use this model to illustrate an approach to parent child relationship assessment that includes representational and interactional component. Then, we will consider selected infant mental health interventions and consider how they are informed by a relational perspective. Finally, we will review the relationship context of infant mental health including relationship specificity in parent child relationship disturbances and adaptive and maladaptive qualities of the broader caregiving context.

At the completion of this full day lecture, the learner will be able to:
1) Describe four components of the parent infant relationship.
2) Describe a method of parent infant relationship assessment.
3) Define relationship specific psychopathology.
4) Describe two levels of the relationship context of infant mental health.

About the Presenter
Zeanah.jpgCharles H. Zeanah, Jr., MD. He is also the Director of the Institute of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health. Dr. Zeanah is a Board Member of ZERO TO THREE, and Editor of the Handbook of Infant Mental Health (Guildford Press) . Dr. Zeanah is widely recognized for his leadership in the field of infant mental health. He has had a focus on early childhood psychopathology and the factors important in helping children recover from serious adversity. He has advocated for a more developmentally informed approach to foster care for young children, asserting that foster care in early childhood should be considered a different intervention than foster care for older children and adolescents.

SickKids, Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, 686 Bay St, Toronto ,ON, Auditorium
March 31, 2020, 9 am - 3 pm

FEES: IMHP Members $250, Non-Members $300

For those at a distance and for ongoing professional development, the Webcast will be available live, which can be viewed in groups, and will also be recorded for future viewing. Note: We will not be able to transmit the session Videos by webcast due to confidentialitly concerns.
Some sections will be limited to audio only.

FEES: Members $400, Non-Members $500


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