The Developmental Science of Early Childhood: Conversations Between Practitioners and Researchers

Austen Riggs Center

25 Main St
StockbridgeMassachusetts 01262
April 13, 2018 at 12:45 PM to at 4:30 PM

This half-day conference will present a developmental model to guide prevention, intervention, and treatment of young children and families. Contemporary research examining moment-to-moment parent-infant interaction will be presented and clinical applications of the research will be discussed, with opportunities for participants to address relevance to individual practice situations.

Participants will learn about the Massachusetts Association for Infant Mental Health (NassAIMH), whose mission is "to promote family and infant and early childhood social and emotional well-being as foundational to development by enhancing and linking specialized training, research, policy, advocacy, and preventive and therapeutic intervention through collaboration across systems, disciplines and providers." There will opportunity to join MassAIMH and hear about upcoming events throughout the state. 

Sponsored by the Austen Riggs Center Human Development Strategic Initiative in collaboration with the Massachusetts Association for Infant Mental Health. MassAIMH will be represented by Acting President Jayne Singer, PhD, and Board Member Claudia M. Gold, MD. 


Ed Tronick, PhD
Professor of psychology and director, Child Development Unit at the University of Massachusetts Boston; founder and faculty member, Touchpoints Program; founder and director, Infant-Parent Mental Health Post Graduate Certificate Program, University of Massachusetts Boston; and associate professor, Graduate School of Education and the School of Public Health, Harvard University.

Jayne Singer, PhD
Clinical psychologist; clinical director, Child and Parent Program Developmental Medicine Center, Boston Children's Hospital and Early Care and Education Initiative, Brazelton Touchpoints Center; and assistant professor Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. 

Claudia M. Gold, MD
Pediatrician and infant mental health specialist, Austen Riggs Center and Volunteers in Medicine Berkshires; and faculty member, University of Massachusetts Boston Infant-Parent Mental Health Program and Berkshire Psychoanalytic Institute. 

This event is by invitation only and is not open to the public. To inquire about the event or sign up, please call Kate Jewson at 413.931.5214.