Clinical Perspectives on Reflective Parenting:
Keeping the Child’s Mind in Mind

Clinical Perspectives on Reflective Parenting: <br> Keeping the Child’s Mind in Mind

This book will be of interest to any mental health clinician, child development specialist or parent educator, interested in ways to improve the quality of the parent-child relationship. It presents an attachment-based, prevention and early intervention group model referred to as reflective parenting. The basic assumption of the book is that when parents are able to reflect on the meaning of their child’s behavior as well as their own, it increases the likelihood that the child will do better in the long run of life. An in depth history of the concepts of reflective function (aka, mentalization) is provided, along with the details of the methods and techniques for facilitating a parent group designed to enhance reflective function in all aspects of parenting from the pre-natal period, through infancy, early childhood and eventually during adolescence.

M Hossein Etezady (Editor), Mary Davis (Editor)
Leon Hoffman M.D. (Contributor), Regina Pally (Contributor) and Paulene Popek (Contributor)




As a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, I have been in private practice for over 35 years, with a special interest in parents and couples.


June 19, 2017
  • Maternal Mental Health Conference Keynote Address: Culture and Diversity through a Reflective Practice June 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    @ California Endowment, 1000 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

    Dr. Pally will give a keynote address on June 19. The whole conference will bring together research and emerging voices that explore the complexities of perinatal mental health through the lens of culture and diversity. Speakers will address how culture informs both our stress and well-being and our definitions of self and other in the pregnancy, birth and postpartum period. The full schedule is expected soon. Continuing Education Units will be available!

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