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Mothers ' Mental State Language and Emotional Availability. Edition No. 1
- ID: 1909687
- June 2008
- 112 Pages
- VDM Publishing House
Did you know that there are differences in mothers ' use of mental state language when they are interacting with their children in various contexts? This book is directed toward parents, clinicians, and all researchers dealing with problems between mothers and their children.
The work systematically investigates mothers ' use of mental state language, emotional availability, and the relationship between the two in the clinical and nonclinical mother-child dyads. Moreover, mothers ' use of mental state language has been examined in three different contexts (the play, the snack, and the strange situation). This book is an important source in demonstrating the importance of considering mothers ' use of mental state language and emotional availability when examining the quality in the mother-child relationship.
Elif Göçek, Ph. D., is a clinical child psychologist. She is a part-time lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey. Dr. Göçek has worked with children and their families for over 10 years, and has presented various workshops in the schools, hospitals and children mental health centers.
Dr. Nancy Cohen.
Dr. Nancy Cohen is currently Director of Research at the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre and Institute. She is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at University of Toronto and Adjunct Professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education Department of Human Develop-ment and Applied Psychology.
Dr. Rachel Greenbaum Ph. D., is a registered psychologist in Toronto, Canada. She divides her time between private practice and work in an agency for individuals with developmental disability