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Welcome to the Association for Infant Mental Health AIMH (UK), an autonomous body affiliated to the World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH). Infant mental health is the study of mental health as it applies to infants and their families. The field investigates optimal social and emotional development of infants and their families in the first three years of life.
Infant mental health is one of the most exciting and rapidly developing areas in the whole field of mental health. Research has shown that support for parents during their baby's first year can significantly increase the proportion of babies who form secure relationships with their parents, and this has lasting benefits for their subsequent development. A good beginning for young families is a protective factor in coping with life's inevitable stresses. Early intervention when there are difficulties can often prevent the development of mental health problems in later years.
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CHANGE OF DETAILS - In recognition of the Bank Holidy weekend the AIMH (UK) SYMPOSIUM, is to be held on one day only
SATURDAY 25 MAY 2013, CENTRAL LONDON
Beatrice Beebe Ph.D, Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry), College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, USA. It is with great delight that we are able to host this symposium. Beatrice Beebe is one of the foremost researchers and clinicians currently working in the field of psychoanalysis. Her work spans the fields of infant mental health and adult psychotherapy, and this symposium will provide practitioners with the opportunity to hear her recent findings about patterns of parent-infant interaction and their implications for disorganized attachment, alongside the implications of this new research in terms of adult treatment, using case material.
This is a unique opportunity to meet Beatrice Beebe, to hear about her latest work, and to join with colleagues for a pre-dinner poetry reading by Professor Edward McCrorie (poet and classicist translator of Homer and Virgil and Beatrice’s husband) and the Symposium dinner on the Saturday evening. Click here to to view video of Beatrice talking on mother/baby communication