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"Ghostbusting in the Nursery"
From Metaphor to Orthodoxy in Infant Mental Health
Presented by Robert Weigand, MS

Saturday, February 25th, 2023 • Noon - 3:00pm (MST)
In-Person at Desert Garden Montessori
5130 E Warner Rd, Phoenix 85044
Outside (weather permitting)

In 1975 Selma Fryberg and her colleagues Edna Adelson and Vivian Shapiro introduced mental health professionals to their metaphor for understanding the nature of what they called "impaired infant-mother relationships." Their "ghosts in the nursery" article provided the emerging field of infant mental health an approach to understanding the earliest roots of psychopathology and a clinical framework for a relationship-based focus on work with infants and their parents. This talk will offer suggestions from my reading of the developmental science that I think might help us to more clearly see and understand the nature and influence of ghosts in the nursery. I'll offer some suggestions for engaging them, and for minimizing their haunting influence on the infant-family professionals who bravely venture into their midst. Note: We will be visited by three ghosts during this discussion. This training will address competencies required for ITMHCA Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health.

The cost is $45 for members and $60 for non-members

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Please note: Each training session must have a minimum of 10 people registered 48 hours prior to the training date. If this minimum number is not met, ITMHCA reserves the right to cancel the training. All Registrants will be notified of any cancellations.


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