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Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health: Core Concepts and Clinical Practice

by Kristie Brandt, Bruce D Perry, Stephen Seligman and Ed Tronick American Psychiatric Association Publishing
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Drawing from and grounded in their long-standing involvement in pioneering work on infant-parent mental health, the editors of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health: Core Concepts and Clinical Practice have assembled a comprehensive, theoretically insightful, and clinically useful volume for psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners, and other health care providers who serve children and families from pregnancy through age 5 in their practices. In 20 engaging chapters by renowned practitioners and researchers in the field, the book covers concepts from the nature of infant emotional and brain development to the practice of neurologically and relationally based therapies, and explores topics from child trauma to autism spectrum disorders.

The authors weave related core concepts throughout multiple chapters to parallel the multifaceted, multilayered, and interwoven complexity that resembles both the real lives of families and the real work of clinicians. Beautifully written, thought-provoking, and rigorous, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health: Core Concepts and Clinical Practice will serve as the benchmark for the field—for both researchers and practitioners—for years to come.

Audience: Clinicians, psychologists, social workers, nurses and pediatricians

ContributorsForewordPrefaceAcknowledgmentsChapter 1. Core Concepts in Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental HealthChapter 2. The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics: Application of a Developmentally Sensitive and Neurobiology-Informed Approach to Clinical Problem Solving in Maltreated ChildrenAppendix 2--1: Initial Report for SuzyAppendix 2--2: Initial Recommendations for SuzyAppendix 2--3: Reevaluation Report for SuzyChapter 3. Typical and Atypical Development: Peek-a-Boo and Blind SelectionChapter 4. Brazelton's Neurodevelopmental and Relational Touchpoints and Infant Mental HealthChapter 5. The Neurorelational Framework in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Chapter 6. Attachment Theory: Implications for Young Children and Their ParentsChapter 7. Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Theory: Play Therapy for Young ChildrenChapter 8. Interpersonal Neurobiology, Mindsight, and Integration: The Mind, Relationships, and the BrainChapter 9. Basics of Counseling in Infant-Parent and Early Childhood Mental HealthChapter 10. Behavioral Epigenetics and the Developmental Origins of Child Mental Health DisordersChapter 11. DC:0-3R: A Diagnostic Schema for Infants and Young Children and Their FamiliesChapter 12. Fussy Babies: Early Challenges in Regulation, Impact on the Dyad and Family, and Longer-Term ImplicationsChapter 13. Developmental and Dyadic Implications of Challenges With Sensory Processing, Physical Functioning, and Sensory-Based Self-RegulationChapter 14. Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Importance of Parent-Child RelationshipsChapter 15. Touch in Parent-Infant Mental Health: Arousal, Regulation, and RelationshipsChapter 16. Developmental Psychopathology: Core Principles and Implications for Child Mental HealthChapter 17. Video Intervention Therapy for Parents With a Psychiatric DisturbanceChapter 18. Evidence-Based Treatments and Evidence-Based Practices in the Infant-Parent Mental Health FieldChapter 19. Transforming Clinical Practice Through Reflection WorkChapter 20. Attachment, Intersubjectivity, and Mentalization Within the Experience of the Child, the Parent, and the ProviderIndex

Kristie Brandt, C.N.M., D.N.P., is Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the UC Davis School of Medicine in Sacramento, California; Director of the Parent-Infant and Child Institute in Napa, California; and Co-Developer and Director of the University of Massachusetts Infant-Parent Mental Health Postgraduate Certificate Program.

Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D., is Senior Fellow at The ChildTrauma Academy in Houston, Texas, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.

Stephen Seligman, D.M.H., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the Infant-Parent Program at the University of California, San Francisco; Joint Editor-in-Chief of Psychoanalytic Dialogues: International Journal of Relational Perspectives; and Training and Supervising Analyst at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California in San Francisco, California.

Ed Tronick, Ph.D., is University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and Lecturer in the Department of Newborn Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, in Boston, Massachusetts.