HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: The Invisibility of Infant Mental Health
Presented by Graham Shulman
Wed 20th May 2015 6.30pm for Lecture at 7.00pm
Lauriston Hall, Lauriston Street, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ
Refreshments are included in the ticket price and will be available from 6.30 pm.
In this lecture, Graham Shulman will provide a fascinating insight into the world of parent-infant psychotherapy whilst arguing that infants are too often the “forgotten patient”. Drawing on his own training and clinical experience he will highlight some key features of a psychoanalytic perspective on infant mental health, and some contemporary research findings in the field. He will discuss the ‘invisibility’ of Infant Mental Health as a social, political, professional and clinical phenomenon, despite key Scottish Government policies, reports and publications which appear to highlight its importance; and consider some of the conscious and unconscious barriers which may account for this.
Graham Shulman works for NHS Lanarkshire as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. He trained at the Tavistock Clinic in London. He has been involved for many years as a tutor on the Scottish Child Psychotherapy training and has also taught Infant Observation. He is a former Editor of the Journal of Child Psychotherapy and was joint Editor and contributor to the book The Emotional Experience of Adoption: A Psychoanalytic Perspective, published by Routledge in 2008. More recently he has lectured and presented at conferences in Scotland and Northern Ireland on Infant Mental Health, including the World Association of Infant Mental Health Conference in Edinburgh in 2014. He is currently teaching Infant Mental Health to multi-disciplinary professional groups in Lanarkshire.
Tickets: £15 (£5 student and unwaged) available at Queen’s Hall booking office
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The event will be held at Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ
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