Winter meeting 2014- provisional programme!

The exciting provisional programme for our meeting has been released!

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The meeting will be held at Highgate House, near Northampton, on the 30th and 31st January 2014

Thursday 30th (10am-4pm) will be an ‘Infant mental health study day’

Topics: Supporting parents in early infancy (little minds matter team, Portsmouth)

Early infant development (Prof Vasu Reddy)

Infant mental health (Dr Margaret Thompson)

Attachment in practice (Dr Matthew Woolgar, tbc)

We will then have the  Otto Wolffe Memorial Guest Lecture from Graham Music – Author of “Nurturing Natures”, followed by our annual dinner!

On Friday 31st January we start with our AGM, then we will have a half-day Sleep Symposium by Dr Cathy Hill and the Southampton Sleep Team

After lunch we will have two practical workshops:

Emotional awareness in clinical practice (Dr Jackie Preston) and

Attachment narrative therapy- applications to ADHD (Prof Rudi Dallos)

It promises to be a varied and highly stimulating few days- please come!!

Registration will open soon- check back here for details

Child Behaviour: Not In Their Genes?
This piece from discovery magazine covers new work looking at the DNA roots of the behaviors that result in neurodevelopmental and mental health diagnoses in children. The conclusion, that they found none, is rather discomforting.
The question is: have we been mislead by heritability studies into ignoring environmental determinants e.g. for ASD, or is the inheritance happening in some other way?