What is it about?

A Psychotherapist's work with a mother and her infant highlighting the importance of attending to the relationship between them when there has been experience of trauma. It acknowledges the significance of the father in reality and in mind to the developing relationship.

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Why is it important?

This work highlights the importance of the relationship between mother and infant for the infant's developing brain/mind in the first critical 1001 days of life. It demonstrates the potential for change in early life relationships which will have a major impact on mental health for both mother and infant going forward. It highlights the important role a Psychotherapist can offer to a mother and her baby.

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This page is a summary of: Who are you? Who am I to you? A mother and infant’s experience of difference, Journal of Child Psychotherapy, September 2018, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/0075417x.2018.1554691.
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