Skip to 0 minutes and 18 seconds This course is going to be looking at the way in which the parent’s mind influences the child’s development. We’re going to be looking at two aspects of the parent’s mind, their emotional mind and their cognitive mind, and the way in which these aspects of parent’s mind shapes the interactional context of the infant.
Skip to 0 minutes and 39 seconds This course is going to be addressing key questions such as, how is it that a parent’s mind can influence the development of a baby before they’re born? What processes are taking place in the postnatal period that influence the way in which the baby’s developing mind takes place? What are the processes by which a parent, who has experienced trauma, transmits that through to the infant and what it is that we can do during pregnancy and the postnatal period to support parents who are experiencing difficulties? I’m going to be talking to a range of academics and clinicians working in the field of infant mental health. Each week, I will be presenting video material that summarises some of the key issues.
Skip to 1 minute and 26 seconds There will be then opportunities for you to engage with further videos and reading to explore some of these issues in more detail. And there will also be lots of opportunities for you to engage with fellow students on the discussion forum.
Skip to 1 minute and 42 seconds So if you’re interested in learning more about the way in which we, as primary caregivers, can shape a baby’s development, come and join us on what we hope will be a highly stimulating journey from conception through to the second year of the baby’s life.