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The World Association of Infant Mental Health | Navigating the Nature Nurture Paradigm Using Dance, Music, and Play to Build the Attachment Relationship in a Five-Year Triadic Treatment (Rome, Italy)

Presented with Miri Keren, MD. 

 “From Dissonance to Dancing Dialogue: Navigating the Nature Nurture Paradigm Using Dance, Music, and Play to Build the Attachment Relationship in a Five-Year Triadic Treatment”

Miri Keren (Israel) reflects in her speech “The concept of Co-Parenthood Constellation as the basis of the triadic father-infant-mother psychotherapy” the father's significance in PIP. It turned out that new fathers develop a Primary Paternal Preoccupation as well as new mothers do. A case vignette will illustrate how, in the triadic interaction, the infant meets the expression of an internalized mental representation of each parent's own co-parenting experiences he/she has lived in their childhood. Elizabeth Tuters (Toronto) is concerned with the questions how do we as psychoanalysts and psychotherapists approach the problems parents present to us with their infants and young children? How do we begin to unpack the symptoms and gather information to help formulate the issues? In her model “Observation, Understanding, Reflection (OUR)” she shows how with the use of a psychoanalytic lens, which values being attentive to our own internal states in contact with the impact of the primitive emotional states within parent-infant/child relationships. Women who became pregnant during their psychoanalysis or who started being pregnant with psychotherapy sometimes need PIP after birth. Christiane Ludwig-Körner (Berlin) deals in her contribution “Methodological considerations regarding parent-infant psychotherapy” how this setting change can succeed.