Facilitating Groups to Promote Attunement and Bonding between Parents, Their Babies and Toddlers – Edited by Monika Celebi. Foreword by Jane Barlow
‘This book is a treasure trove of inspiring work with parents and babies in groups.’
– Dr Sue Gerhardt, author of Why Love Matters, co-founder of OXPIP (Oxford Parent Infant Project)
Groups for parents and babies, in the 1001 critical days from late pregnancy up to age two, are an effective way to support new and expectant parents, encourage attunement and empathy between parent and baby, and prevent neglect.
This book presents a range of theoretical perspectives to facilitating parent-baby groups in health, social care and education settings. Case examples demonstrate a variety of techniques that can be used, including baby massage, movement therapy, Video Interaction Guidance, Watch Wait Wonder, and psychotherapeutic interventions. The chapters illustrate the practical and clinical aspects of running groups and ways to overcome the associated challenges, from an in-patient mother-baby unit, and (delete: and) inner-city community and health centres in the UK, to international NGO projects.
Monika Celebi is an independent parent-infant psychotherapist and Video Interaction Guider. She also has experience working as a movement therapist, antenatal educator, yoga teacher, baby massage facilitator, and manager of a women’s refuge.
ISBN 978 1 84819 311 6
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