Parent-Infant/Young Child Relationship Based Therapies and Practices

Bick, J. & Dozier, M (2013). The effectiveness of an attachment-based intervention in promoting foster mothers’ sensitivity toward foster infants. Infant Mental Health Journal, 34(2), 95-103.

Dozier, M., Lindheim, O. & Ackerman, J.P. (2005).  Attachment and biobehavioral catch-up: An intervention targeting empirically identified needs of foster infants. In LJ Berlin, Y. Ziv, L, Amaya-Jackson & MT Greenberg (Eds.).  Enhancing Early Attachments:  Theory, Research, Intervention, and Policy (p. 178-194). NY:  The Guilford Press.

Fraiberg, S. (Ed.) (1980). Clinical studies in infant mental health. New York: Basic Books.

Fraiberg, S., & Adelson, E., & Shapiro, V. (1975). Ghosts in the Nursery: A psychoanalytic approach to the problems of impaired infant-mother relationships.  Journal of American Academy of Child Psychiatry, 13, 37-421. [Reprinted in L. Fraiberg (Ed.) Selected Writings of Selma Fraiberg (pp. 100-136). Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 1987].

Lieberman, A. F. & Van Horn, P. (2005). Don’t hit my mommy: A manual for child-parent psychotherapy with young witnesses of family violence.  Arlington, VA: Zero to three.

Lieberman, A.F. & Van Horn, P. (2008) Psychotherapy with infants and young children: Repairing the effects of stress and trauma on early attachment. New York: The Guildford Press.

Lieberman, A. & Zeanah, C. (1999). Contributions of attachment theory to infant-parent psychotherapy and other interventions with infants and young children.  In J. Cassidy & P. Shaver (Eds), Handbook of attachment.  New York: Guilford Press.

McDonough, S. (2000). Interaction guidance: Understanding and treating the early infant-caregiver relationship disturbances. In C. Zeanah, Jr. (Ed. 2nd Ed.), Handbook of infant mental health.  New York: Guilford Press.

Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health (2012). Reflective supervision for infant mental health practitioners. Training DVD available at:

Osofsky, J., & Fitzgerald, H. (Eds). WAIMH Handbook for infant mental health. New York: Wiley, Inc.

Pawl, J. (1995). The therapeutic relationship as human connectedness: Being held in another person’s mind. Bulletin for Zero to Three, 15, 3-5.

Sameroff, A., McDonough, S., & Rosenblum, K. (Eds.) (2004). Treating parent-infant relationship problems: Strategies for intervention. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.

Shirilla, J., & Weatherston, D. (Eds.) (2002). Case studies in infant mental health: Risk, resiliency, and relationships. Washington, D.C.: Zero to Three Press.

Stern, D. N. (1995). The motherhood constellation: A unified view of parent-infant psychotherapy. New York, NY: Basic Books.

Wright, B. (1986). An approach to infant-parent psychotherapy. Infant Mental Health Journal, 7(4), 247-263.

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