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Congresses and conferences 2014
21st World Congress of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP)
Durban, South Africa, 11-15 August, 2014
3rd Global Congress for Consensus in Pediatrics and Child Health
Bangkok, Thailand, 13-16 February, 2014
Congresses and conferences 2013
Infant and Early Childhood Social and Emotional Wellbeing Conference
Canberra, Australia, 30 October- 2 November 2013
The Australian Association for Infant Mental Health (AAIMHI) and the Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth (ARACY) are running this conference with the aim to close the gap between what we know about healthy child development and what we do to ensure that children thrive. This will happen through improved policies for infants and young children, supporting parents as caregivers and developing and enhancing the skills of the people who work with infants and their families. Visit www.iecsewc2013.net.au for details
The 7th ASCAPAP Congress
New Delhi, India, 25-28 September 2013
The 15th International Congress of ESCAP
Dublin, Ireland, 6-10 July 2013
The International Society on Early Intervention (ISEI) Regional Conference
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, 1-3 July 2013
26th Annual Postpartum Support International Conference
"Innovation and Advocacy to Support the Mental Health of Pregnant and Postpartum Families"
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 21-22 June 2013
Expanding Horizons for the Early Years: Promoting Mental Health from Conception Beyond
Institute on Infant Mental Health
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 15-17 April, 2013
Fellowship-Certificate Program 2014-2015
University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA, January 2014 – November 2015 (Bi-monthly training program)
Join our highly acclaimed program advancing the quality of mental health services for infants and young children in the context of their earliest relationships. Fellows spend 12 intensive, interactive three-day weekends, learning directly from world luminaries, who in the past have included Chief Faculty, Ed Tronick, T. Berry Brazelton, Dan Siegel, Bruce Perry, Charles Zeanah, Joy Osofsky, Beatrice Beebe, Peter Fonagy, and many more. An interdisciplinary professional fellowship open to physicians, psychologists, nurses, psychotherapists, educators, social workers, SLPs, OTs, PTs, and others working with children age 0-5 and their parents. Prepares professionals for endorsement as an infant-family and early childhood mental health specialist in a growing number of states. For more information, and to download our application, please visit our website: www.umb.edu/ipmh.
The University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry and Postdoctoral Training Network
is accepting applications for a two-year APA-accredited postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Child Psychology. The program provides a core curriculum, evidence-based clinical training, and focused research mentorship. The start date of the fellowship is September 1, 2013. Deadline for applications is January 1, 2013. Further information: Julie B. Kaplow, julieb(at)med.umich.edu. Read more
University of Massachusetts Boston Infant-Parent Mental Health Post-Graduate Certificate Program (IPMHPCP) 2013-2014
in Napa, California will start of Friday, January 18, 2013 and graduate 15-months later on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Application Packet
The University of Massachusetts, Boston, is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Infant-Parent Mental Health Postgraduate Certificate Program.
This two-year Fellowship program meets in Boston for one intensive three-day weekend every other month, where an interdisciplinary group of international professionals have the opportunity to learn directly from the world's luminaries in infant-parent mental health. Read more
Tavistock Clinic: 'Holding the Baby and Toddler in Mind: An Individual, Family and Community Perspective'
The course aims to explore in detail the theoretical and clinical approaches to individual and family interventions with under fives developed over many years at the Tavistock Clinic, with a focus on the increasing work being undertaken in community outreach settings. Key psychoanalytic concepts, the application of infant and young child observation to our practice and technical issues in our work with parents, infants and young children, will be addressed, as well as some research issues. April 15-19, 2013. Read more Programme
12th International Attachment Conference "Attachment and Psychosomatics"
The ICDL Graduate School is accepting applications for its ONLINE Ph.D. in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and Developmental Disorders
The curriculum of this program was developed by Dr. Stanley Greenspan to train professionals from different disciplines to implement a unified developmental approach to research and clinical practice, and serve as leaders for future generations. Read more
Child Trauma Training Institute (CTI), San Fracisco, California, USA
International web- based training year with Alicia Lieberman and faculty – 2012-2013 starting September 2012. Read more
Infant-Parent Training Institute (IPTI) of JFCS Boston is accepting applications for the 2011-2012 Infant Mental Health Fellowship Certificate Program and Infant Observation courses.
The Fellowship is a part-time post-graduate program with course work and clinical experience offered over two years. Read more
University of Washington Early Childhood Development
Ziama Arkin Parent and Infant Relations (PAIR) Institute, School of Psychology, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC), Israel
Post-Doctoral Research/Experienced Researchers Fellowships in Parent-Infant Relations
The Ziama Arkin PAIR Institute at the IDC School of Psychology is inviting candidates to apply for Post-Doctoral Research and experienced researchers fellowships in Parent-Infant Relations. The focus of this unique institute is the study of the early relationship formed between parents and infants and its impact on children's social and emotional development. PAIR Institute also explores and evaluates effectiveness of different therapeutic approaches designed to improve the relationship between parents and infants. The institute is committed to lead cutting-edge research using innovative methodologies (including behavioural, physiological, genetic and imaging profiles) to further illuminate the significance of early relational experiences on later development.
Start date is any time from April 2013, whenever top candidates are identified. Interested applicants should submit a CV, selected publications, and a brief statement describing research interests and background to firstname.lastname@example.org and address the materials to: Dr. Dana Shai, Director, Ziama Arkin PAIR Institute, School of Psychology, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC). Prospective applicants are encouraged to email Dr. Shai with any questions.
The School of Infant Mental Health, London, UK
2 March 2013 Trauma in Infancy: Diagnostic and Clinical Skills in Infant Mental Health Intervention. Speakers: Stella Acquarone PhD, Adult & Child Psychotherapist; Tamsin Cottis Integrative Arts Child Psychotherapist. Cert Ed. MA UKCP MBACP; Lionel Bailly MRCPsych Psychoanalyst and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; Remy Aquarone M.Sc. Analytical Psychotherapist and Director of the Pottergate Centre for Dissociation & Trauma in Norwich.
20 April 2013 Childbearing Across Cultures: A Psychodynamic View. Speakers: Yvonne Osafo Dip Th., MSc (Birkbeck), MBACP Psychodynamic Counselling & Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents; Geoff Ferguson Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Dr Francoise Freedman Founder/Director of Birthlight. Medical Anthropologist at the University of Cambridge.
18 May 2013 Parent-Infant Groups in Different Settings: The Re-Making of Relationships. Speakers: Dr Maria Pozzi MA, MACP, PD. Adult & Child Psychotherapist; Dr Chris Nicholson Course Director, Therapeutic Communication and Therapeutic Organisations, Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex; Anjali Grier Child Psychotherapist, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust; Silvina Diaz-Bonino Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and Ann Herreboudt Midwife, Parent Infant Psychotherapist in training.
15 June 2013 Better Outcomes in Parent Infant Attachment: Reading Messages from the Baby. Speakers: Colwyn Trevarthen Professor (Emeritus) Child Psychology and Psychobiology at the University of Edinburgh and Kerstin Uvnäs Moberg M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Physiology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala and recognized world authority on oxytocin.
July 2013 International Conference. Changing Destinies: Early Interventions with Autistic Behaviours, Venice, Italy. Speakers: Stella Acquarone PhD, Adult & Child Psychotherapist and Prof. Filippo Muratori M.D. Child Psychiatrist, University of Pisa, Italy. Stella Maris Scientific Institute. Other speakers TBC.
26 & 27 October 2013 Catch It When You Can: Early Signs and Treatment of Autism. Sponsor: ipAn – International preAutistic Network CharityCost: Free (£20 per day donation to ipAn suggested) Venue: The Atrium, Royal Free Hospital. Speakers: Stella Acquarone PhD, Adult & Child Psychotherapist; Isabel Jimenez Acquarone PhD, BDc (Hons), MBPsS. HRV Temperament Consultant. Scientific Psychologist; Yvonne Osafo Dip Th., MSc (Birkbeck), MBACP Psychodynamic Counseling & Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescent; Dr Clare Gates MRC psych. Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; Amalia Brightman Senior Arts and Music Therapist; Dominique Hawksley Integrative Child Psychotherapist and Kate Laing Speech Therapist.
Coping with Tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, USA December 2012
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network: http://www.nctsnet.org/
New link for adults talking to children about the Japan tsunami March 2011: "What to tell children about the news from Japan?"
(By Atle Dyregrov PhD and Magde Raundalen, psychologists, Center for Crisis Psychology, Bergen, Norway)
International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM) January 2011: "Response to the Queensland Floods"
WHO Statement 15 January 2011: "Exclusive breastfeeding for six months best for babies everywhere"
European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (ESCAP) http://www.escap-net.org/
International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP) http://iacapap.org/
World Health Organization (WHO) http://www.who.int/en/
Zero to Three http://www.zerotothree.org/
Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale, 4th Edition
Since the time it was first published, the NBAS has been used in hundreds of studies to examine the effects of a wide range of pre- and perinatal variables, including intrauterine growth restriction, low birthweight, and prematurity, obstetric medication, environmental toxins (PCBs) and maternal ingestion of toxins – cocaine, tobacco, alcohol and caffeine and has been used to examine neonatal differences in different cultural settings across the globe. This new edition contains an updated review of research using the NBAS, including new guidelines for clinicians, numerous refinements in the administration and scoring and a new section describing new advances in our understanding of motor behaviour.
The Michigan's Social and Emotional Tool Kit, 0-8 years. The infant mental health community in Michigan created much of the language for the guideline for social and emotional well-being for children 0-3. ZERO TO THREE is listed as a resource in the toolkit. The toolkit is available to parents, family members, physicians, and communities at www.michigan.gov/socialemotionalhealth