Testimonials to the MotC

 

“The MotC should be an assessment that every social worker working with children should be able to readily utilise, it can make the difference in getting it right from wrong.”
Barry Tilzey, Consultant Practice Development Lead – London Borough of Wandsworth

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Publications and Conference Presentations about, or citing, the Meaning of the Child

 

Dallos, R. (2017). Reflections on assessment, diagnosis and formulation. Clinical child psychology and psychiatry, 22(2), 167.

 

Farnfield, S. (2014) ‘The assessment of attachment and parenting.’ In (Eds) S. Farnfield & P. Holmes The Routledge Handbook of Attachment: Assessment. London:Routledge

 

Farnfield, Steve (2016)  ‘The Child Attachment and Play Assessment (CAPA): Validation of a new approach to coding narrative stems with children ages 3–11 years.’  International Journal of Play Therapy, Vol 25(4), 217-229

 

Granville, Sian Rachel (2016) ‘A qualitative inquiry of clinicians’ relational experiences within a perinatal infant mental health service contextualised with quantitative analysis of outcome measures.‘ Doctoral dissertation, University of Essex

 

Grey B (2010) ‘The Meaning of the Child in Parenting Interviews: A comparative study using the Parent Development Interview and the CARE-Index’ Poster and seminar presented to the 2nd Biannual Conference of the International Association of Attachment in Cambridge, August 2010

 

Grey, B., (2014), ‘The Meaning of the Child to the Parent: The Development and Validation of a New Method of Classifying Parenting Interviews for the Nature of the Parent-Child Relationship’, PhD thesis, London: University of Roehampton.  Available online here

 

Grey, B (2014), ‘The Meaning of the Child to the Parent – An Inter-subjective Approach to Assessing Representations of Caregiving’, Poster presented at the World Association of Infant Mental Health Conference, Edinburgh, June 2014. Available online here

 

Grey (2017) ‘The Meaning of the Child to the Adoptive Parent: Understanding the Contribution of the Parent to the Parent-child relationships in Adoption’, Seen and Heard, Vol. 27:2.  Available here by kind permission from NAGALRO

 

Grey, B and Gunson, J (2014), ‘What’s Missing? Can a multi-disciplinary approach to using attachment theory and evidenced-based procedures make visible the gaps in protecting children highlighted by serious case reviews?’ Poster workshop presented at the World Association of Infant Mental Health Conference, Edinburgh, June 2014. Available online here

 

Grey, B and Farnfield, S (2017a), ‘The Meaning of The Child Interview (MotC) – A new procedure for assessing and understanding parent-child relationships of ‘at risk’ families’, Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry. Vol 22:2, pp. 204 – 218 DOI: 10.1177/1359104516633495.  Pre-publication version available here

 

Grey, B and Farnfield S (2017b), ‘The Meaning of The Child Interview (MotC) – The initial validation of a new procedure for assessing and understanding the parent-child relationships of ‘at risk’ families, Journal of Children’s ServicesVol 12.1, pp. 16-31. Pre-publication version available here

 

Grey, B and Kesteven J (2018), ‘The Meaning of the Child Interview: Assessing Risk and Resilience in Parent-Child Relationships Through the Way Parents Speak about their Child‘ (Workshop Presented at the 16th WAIMH (World Association of Infant Mental Health) congress in Rome, May 2018).  Available online here

 

Grey, B, and Robertson M, “Understanding Parents: Beyond ‘one size fits all’ assessments and interventions“.  Presentation to the Wiltshire Family Justice Board Conference, Swindon, November 2016

 

Kesteven, J (2012) ‘Moving Beyond Blame and Shame – Using the Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment to inform Parent-Infant Therapeutic Interventions’ Poster presented to the 3rd Bi-annual Conference of the International Association of Attachment (IASA) in Frankfurt, 2012. Available here

 

References

Aber, J., A. Slade, B. Berger, I. Bresgi & M. Kaplan, (1985 – 2003) The Parent Development Interview: Interview Protocol, Unpublished manuscript: Barnard College, Columbia University, New York.

 

Beebe, B., F. M. Lachmann, S. Markese, K. A. Buck, L. E. Bahrick, H. Chen, P. Cohen, H. Andrews, S. Feldstein & J. Jaffe, (2012a) ‘On the Origins of Disorganized Attachment and Internal Working Models: Paper II. an Empirical Microanalysis of 4-Month Mother–infant Interaction‘, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 22 (3) pp.352-374

 

Beebe, B., F. Lachmann, S. Markese & L. Bahrick, (2012b) ‘On the Origins of Disorganized Attachment and Internal Working Models: Paper I. A Dyadic Systems Approach‘, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 22 (2) pp.253-272

 

Bowlby, J (1988), ‘A Secure Base: Parent Child Attachment and Healthy Human Development‘, Routledge, London

 

Crittenden, P.M. (2007) Infant/Toddler Care-Index Coding Manuals, Miami Florida: Family Relations Institute (unpublished)

 

Crittenden, P (2015) ‘Raising Parents’, Routledge, London

 

Crittenden, P and Landini A (2011) ‘Assessing Adult Attachment: A Dynamic-Maturational Approach to Discourse Analysis’, Norton, New York

 

Fonagy, P. (2006) ‘The mentalization-focused approach to social development.’ In Allen, J.G. and Fonagy, P. (Eds) Handbook of mentalization-based treatment. Chichester, West Sussex: John Wiley and Sons, Ltd. 53-99.

 

Fonagy, P., Target, M., Steele, H., & Steele, M. (1998) Reflective-functioning manual, version 5.0, for application to adult attachment interviews, unpublished manuscript

 

Fonagy, P., Gergely, G., Jurist, E. L., & Target, M. (2004). Affect regulation, mentalization and the development of the self. London: Karnac books.

 

George, C. & J. Solomon, (2008) ‘The Caregiving System: A Behavioral Systems Approach to Parenting.’ in Cassidy, J. & P. Shaver (eds.) Handbook of Attachment: Theory, Research, and Clinical Applications, 2nd edition, New York: Guilford Press, pp.833-856

 

Grey, B., (2014), ‘The Meaning of the Child to the Parent: The Development and Validation of a New Method of Classifying Parenting Interviews for the Nature of the Parent-Child Relationship’, PhD thesis, London: University of Roehampton

 

Grey, B and Farnfield, S (2017a), ‘The Meaning of The Child Interview (MotC) – A new procedure for assessing and understanding parent-child relationships of ‘at risk’ families’, Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry. Vol 22:2, pp. 204 – 218 DOI: 10.1177/1359104516633495.  Pre-publication version available here

 

Grey, B and Farnfield S (2017b), ‘The Meaning of The Child Interview (MotC) – The initial validation of a new procedure for assessing and understanding the parent-child relationships of ‘at risk’ families, Journal of Children’s Services, Vol 12.1, pp. 16-31. Available here

 

Lyons‐Ruth, K., (1999) ‘The Two‐person Unconscious: Intersubjective Dialogue, Enactive Relational Representation, and the Emergence of New Forms of Relational Organization’, Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 19 (4) pp.576-617

 

Reder, P. & S. Duncan, (1995) ‘The Meaning of the Child’ in Reder, P. & C. Lucey (eds.) Assessment of Parenting: Psychiatric and Psychological Contributions, Paperback edition, London: Routledge, pp.39-55

 

Reder, P. & S. Duncan, (1999) ‘Lost Innocents: A Follow-Up Study of Fatal Child Abuse’, London: Routledge.

 

Slade, A., E. Bernbach, J. Grienenberger, D. Levy & A. Locker, (2005) ‘Addendum to Reflective Functioning Scoring Manual’, Unpublished manuscript: The Psychological Center, The City College of New York, New York.

 

Strathearn, L., P. Fonagy, J. Amic & P. R. Montague, (2009) ‘Adult Attachment Predicts Maternal Brain and Oxytocin Response to Infant Cues’, Neuropsychopharmacology, 34 (13) pp.2655-2666