6 CE Credits Note: This is a Friday Presentation
The Reiss-Davis Child Study Center And Institute’s 13th Annual Edna Reiss-Sophie Greenberg Chair And Conference
Awarded to EDWARD TRONICK, Ph.D.
Dr. Edward Tronick is an internationally recognized developmental and clinical psychologist whose research on infants and children and parenting has significantly influenced the field of infant-child-adolescent mental health for over forty years, authoring and co-authoring more than 200 scientific papers and chapters. Dr. Tronick’s research focuses on social-emotional development and self-regulatory processes in normal and compromised infants and young children as well as the effects of stress on infants and parents. Having developed the Still-Face Paradigm and the Model of Mutual Regulation, he has more recently worked on the co-creative processes of the expansion meaning in the infant-parent in the therapeutic dyad. He has done research in Zaire, Peru, and India on child-rearing and development, and has also co-developed the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment and the Touchpoints Program with T. Berry Brazelton. He and colleague Barry Lester published the NICU Network Neurobehavioral Assessment, a standardized instrument for assessing the neurobehavioral status of the newborn that has proved effective in making long term predictions. His current research focuses on the area of Relational Psychophysiology. For these contributions Dr. Tronick is being awarded this year’s Reiss-Greenberg Chair.
Dr. Tronick’s presentation is entitled:
MY WORK ON INFANTS' MAKING OF MEANING OF THEIR SELF IN RELATION TO THE WORLD OF PEOPLE, THINGS, AND THEIR OWN SELF
In this exiting presentation, Dr. Tronick will share important discoveries culled from his long professional career working with infants and parents.
He will begin with his groundbreaking work on the Still-Face Paradigm and continue with his presentation of a Mutual Regulation Model and Relational Activation Patterns. He will move to discuss his development of a preventive and early-remedial Infant-parent Mental Health Postgraduate Certificate Program and finish with his current research focus on infant memory for stress and epigenetic processes affecting behavior.
It is no wonder, then, that last year Dr. Peter Fonagy wrote a paper celebrating Dr. Tronick’s contribution to psychodynamic and developmental psychology where he stated: “Ed Tronick’s contribution to psychodynamic developmental psychology has been colossal. It stands alongside the work of other giants in the field like Renee Spitz, John Bowlby, Dan Stern and a handful of others who made the past few decades of psychoanalytic scholarship exciting and
innovative…Tronick’s model, focused on dyadic meaning-making, came into its own when applied to understanding the therapeutic relationship…
Tronick’s ideas have implicitly and explicitly influenced late 20th century and early 21st Century psychoanalytic thinking.”
To list three key findings Dr. Tronick discovered that help understand the neurobiological and social-emotional development of infants/children.
To describe three factors that can influence meaning-making in the developing infant.
To discuss the clinical implications of neglect and/or abuse on meaning-making on their developing self in relation to others.
Don’t miss the opportunity to personally experience this master clinician, researcher, and teacher to better understand why he is being honored as our 13th Edna Reiss-Sophie Greenberg Chair.