Enhancing Attachment and Reflective Parenting in Clinical Practice: A Minding the Baby Approach
Please join us to explore this essential topic with Dr. Arietta Slade of the Yale Child Study Center and Co-Founder and Co-Director of Minding the Baby.
During this webinar, participants will have the opportunity to engage in a discussion about Dr. Slade's newest book, Enhancing Attachment and Reflective Parenting in Clinical Practice: A Minding the Baby Approach (Slade, with Sadler, Eaves, & Webb, 2023). Dr. Slade will begin by reviewing the theoretical foundations of the Minding the Baby ™ approach: the study of attachment, reflective functioning, and trauma. Then, she will introduce a model for enhancing attachment and reflective parenting: the relational foundations of reflection. The webinar will feature case examples to bring this approach alive.
Dr. Slade's model presumes that before parents can reflect, they must feel reasonably safe, be somewhat regulated, and able to feel a sense of connection and closeness with their clinician (and of course important others in their lives, including their children). These experiences, which can initially be fleeting and even frightening, build on one another to the point thatparents can begin to themselves feel seen and heard, and to truly see and hear their children.This in turn helps the child feel safe, seen and heard. The development of these foundations – which can be both challenging and crucial when parents are highly stressed and struggling with a range of adversities - is at the heart of relationally informed clinical practice.
As a participant of this webinar, you will be able to:
- Explain the relationship between threat and fear and insecure and disorganized attachment.
- Identify the therapeutic foundations necessary to minimize fear and threat: safety, regulation, and relationship.
- Select and apply key strategies for supporting safety, regulation, relationship, and reflection.
Date and Time
Tuesday, December 5th, 2023
11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET