UMH (0627) 605 - Development in a Relational Context: Starting at Conception
Students will learn about the theoretical, empirical and clinical foundations focusing on relationship as the crucible of infant development emphasizing attachment theory. Reflective function, mutual regulation and inter-subjectivity are examined in the context of temperament, culture and neurodevelopment. Case-based problem solving helps develop clinical reasoning and understanding of relational treatment.
Free Note: Required for students in IMH-DP program.
1.Understand the psychological and behavioral dynamics of pregnancy and parenthood
2.Explain reflective function, inter-subjectivity and mutual regulation as issue and vectors of the parent-infant relationship functions and vectors of the parent-infant relationship
3.Consider the parent-infant relationship, attachment and related functions through the lens of temperament and culture
4.Gain a working knowledge of attachment theory and science
5.Understand and describe the behavioral expression, assessment and classification of attachment
6.Gain a working knowledge of the principles of relational treatment
7.Through didactic and case-based learning, gain a conceptual and working knowledge of Strength-based practice, ports of entry and development guidance