Stress & the Infant: Infant Mental Health

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Date: Friday, July 12, 2013 – Saturday, July 20, 2013

Course #: IMH

Time: Varies

Cost: $330

Credit Available: 1.1 CEUs; 11 SWCEUs; Approval pending from Illinois Early Intervention Training Project

Description:

Join Tracy Moran, Ph.D., and Jennifer Kemp, M.S., for three sessions that explore the foundations and scope of infant mental health and offer practical interventions for professionals in early childhood care.

Completed: Doctor–There’s a Baby On Your Couch! Understanding the Scope of Infant Mental Health

with Tracy E. Moran, Ph.D.

Friday, July 12, 2013 | 9 a.m. - Noon

Infant mental health (IMH) is the study and practice of comprehensively meeting the needs of the infant and family. This workshop provides an overview of the field of infant mental health, discussing the core values of the practice, pertinent parent psychosocial factors, attachment and temperament theories, multimodal assessment measures, and relevant interventions. Participants will be encouraged to discuss how IMH concepts and practices are relevant to their work and professions.

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Completed: Understanding Maternal Depression

with Tracy E. Moran, Ph.D.

Friday, July 19, 2013 | 9 a.m. - Noon

Postpartum depressive disorders exist on a spectrum of severity from postpartum blues to psychosis. Often, postpartum anxiety can accompany postpartum depression, and can even be confused with it. This workshop explores diagnosis and assessment for each disorder using videos, screening tools, and case examples to enhance understanding. Maternal depression and related disorders have numerous implications for mental health and the parent-child relationship. Following discussion of the impact of maternal depression on the infant and family, participants will explore an overview of treatment approaches found to be effective in managing the disorder and repairing the mother-child relationship.

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Completed: My Story So Far: Life in the NICU and Beyond

with Jennifer Kemp, M.S.

Saturday, July 20, 2013 | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) save the lives of many babies born prematurely or with life-threatening illnesses. The interventions and experiences that are part of this care leave lasting effects on the newborn and its family long after discharge. This workshop will chronicle a typical NICU journey and investigate the impact of early hospitalization and intensive medical intervention on all areas of a neonate’s development, and on the experience of the parents, siblings, and extended family system.

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