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Second Annual Master Seminar: Supporting Families with Young Children

Friday, October 17, 2008
9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)

Adelphi University
Ruth S. Harley University Center, Second Floor


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In this daylong program, Dr. Tronick will discuss his influential research and writings, and will present his Mutual Regulation Model and the “Still Face Paradigm,” which has revolutionized the field’s understanding of infant emotional capacities. Through the use of DVDs, lecture, discussion, and illustrative examples, Dr. Tronick will address the development of infant capacities for neurobehavioral self-organization, the organization of early infant-adult interactions, and how we understand the nature of normal versus abnormal development. He will examine the process of “meaning making” in the development of the parent-infant relationship; cross-cultural patterns of child rearing; infant coping, stress, and resilience; maternal depression; and the impact of drug exposure on infant development.

Finally, Dr. Tronick will discuss the application of his work to current early intervention practice and address the question of how interactions between mothers and infants parallel those between therapist and patient. We enthusiastically invite you to participate in a profound day of learning and thinking with this dynamic clinician, writer, and researcher.

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe how resilience theory applies to infants, toddlers, and their families
  • Identify the links between the physiological states of mothers and infants
  • Identify the reparatory structure of normal interactions
  • Increase their ability to read and understand developmental neuroscience research
  • Recognize and understand how the dyadic links between mothers and infants may inform the psychotherapy process
  • Apply new knowledge of this work to current early intervention practice.

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About the Instructor
Ed Tronick, Ph.D.
Ed Tronick, Ph.D.
Ed Tronick, Ph.D., is a developmental and clinical psychologist and an internationally renowned researcher on infants, children, and parenting. Dr. Tronick’s work has focused on socialemotional development and self-regulatory processes in normal and compromised infants and young children. He is best known for the development of the face-to-face “Still-Face Paradigm” and the Model of Mutual Regulation. More recently, he has worked on cocreative processes on the expansion of meaning in the infant-adult dyad. He has carried out research in Zaire, Peru, and India on child rearing and development. He codeveloped the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment and is a master trainer on it. Recently, Dr. Tronick, along with a colleague, published the NICU Network Neurobehavioral Assessment, which is a standardized instrument for assessing the neurobehavioral status of the newborn.

Dr. Tronick is Chief of the Child Development Unit at Children’s Hospital; Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Associate Professor of Maternal and Child Health at the Harvard School of Public Health; and an Associate Professor of Human Development at the Harvard School of Education. In addition, he is a University Distinguished Professor, University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a member of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. He is the codirector of the Napa Parent-Infant Mental Health Fellowship Program. Along with T. Berry Brazelton, M.D., Dr. Tronick was a founder and is faculty for the Touchpoints Program. He is a permanent member of an NIMH review panel, reviewing for the National Science Foundations of Canada, the U.S., and Switzerland. He has received grants from NIMH, NIDA, NICHD, NINDS, and numerous private foundations.

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Who Should Attend
Early childhood educators, child care providers, pediatricians, psychiatrists, neonatologists, social workers, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, midwives, speech pathologists, psychologists, obstetricians, family therapists, school counselors, child life specialists, educators, physical therapists, occupational therapists, students, and others who professionally impact the lives of families and children.

Schedule of Events
8:00 9:00 a.m.
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Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m.
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Welcome
Marcy Safyer & Laura Derose

Introduction
Dr. Robert A. Scott
Adelphi President

Program Begins
Ed Tronick, Ph.D
10:30 a.m.
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Break
10:45 a.m.
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Program Resumes
12:00 noon
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Lunch
1:00 p.m.
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Program Resumes
2:30 p.m.
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Break
2:45 p.m.
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Program Resumes
4:00 p.m.
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Program Ends
4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
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Book Signing


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Program Fee
Regular program Fee: $135.00
Early Registration, prior to September 10, 2008: $120.00
Registered full-time student at Adelphi University: $45.00
Full-time faculty at Adelphi University: $80.00

Note: If you are enrolled in the Advanced Certificate Program in Parent Education, this event is included.
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Registration
Advance registration is required.

If you are paying by credit card, you can register using our online form.

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Download the registration form and mail, along with appropriate registration fee, to:

Institute for Parenting
Marcy Safyer, Director
Adelphi University
1 South Avenue,
P.O. Box 701
Garden City, NY 11530-0701

Please make all checks payable to Adelphi University.


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Credentialing Information and Continuing Education
This program will offer 6 units of Continuing Education Credits or the equivalent. Click here for more information.

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Should you require disability accommodations, please email the Office of Disability Support Services at dss@adelphi.edu, giving notice of 72 hours before the event. Should you require ASL interpreting, 7 days notice is required.

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For additional information about this program, please contact:

Marcy Safyer, LCSW-R
Linen Hall, Room 11
p - 516.877.3060
e - msafyer@adelphi.edu

The Institute for Parenting
Adelphi University
1 South Avenue
P.O. Box 701
Garden City, NY 11530-0701

f - 516.237.8512
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