CDI Longfellow Lecture: The Relational Foundations of Reflection with Arietta Slade ’73, Ph.D.

Virtual Online

Open to the public

/ Friday


Arietta Slade ’73 Ph.D. is an internationally recognized theoretician, clinician, researcher, and teacher. Arietta is currently a Professor of Clinical Child Psychology at the Yale Child Study Center, and Professor Emerita in the doctoral program in Clinical Psychology at the City College of New York, and Co-Founder and Director of Training of Minding the Baby®, an interdisciplinary reflective home visiting program for high-risk mothers, infants, and their families at the Yale Child Study Center and School of Nursing. Arietta’s lecture will center on reflective parenting, supporting the development of attachment and symbolization in young children and their caregivers. Reflective parenting is built on the foundations of safety (the absence of threat and fear), the capacity to regulate (quiet mind and body), and an openness and trust in relationships. This presentation will address ways that practitioners, educators, and communities can support parents in developing these foundations and so provide a safe and secure environment in which their children can flourish. Arietta has published widely on attachment, mentalization, and the early parent-child relationship.


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