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Spring 2018: Community Conversation Series, Session 1

  • 03/05/2018
  • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Rhode Island College, Student Union Ballroom


  • This event is free for RIAIMH members.

    (CEUs are an additional $20/session for all who sign up for them. CEU sign-up and payment are at the door on the day of the event.)
  • This event is $25/Session for Non-Members.

    (CEUs are an additional $20/session for all who sign up for them. CEU sign-up and payment are at the door on the day of the event.)

Registration is closed

RIAIMH's Spring 2018 Community Conversation Series continues to focus on our themes of Attachment and Relationship-Focused Practice, now in more complex circumstances. 

The first Session of our Spring 2018 Series takes place on March 5, 2018.

We are very excited to welcome back Jean Twomey, MSW, PhD, whose presentation is titled: Disruptions in Early Attachment: Developmental and Relational Contexts. 

Jean's presentation continues where her November 2017 presentation to our group left off. It provides an examination of the impact of early disruptions in the lives of infants and young children. We will consider the effect of disruptions in attachment that involve more complex circumstances that lead to involvement in the child welfare system and examine the impact and challenges child welfare involvement has on the child, the parent(s), and the systems working with the families.

The Strange Situation and Face-to-Face paradigm are two research instruments that will be explained and presented with accompanying videos to illustrate attachment classifications and the concept of mutual regulation. Knowledge of these research instruments can contribute an increased understanding of dyadic interactions and the parent-child relationship.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Rhode Island College Student Union Ballroom 


8 am (registration) and 8:30-10:30 (program). 


Free for members and $25/session for non-members. (CEUs are an additional $20/session for all who sign up for them. CEU sign-up and payment are at the door on the day of the event).

PLEASE NOTE: The full Spring Series has 3 Sessions. We hope you will be joining us for all three. This registration form is for Session 1 only. Session 2 and Session 3 are on April 2, 2018 and May 7, 2018 and each requires its own registration. Please join us!!!

April 2, 2018, Carolyn Souza. Carolyn will offer a session on infants/toddlers and families who enter EI through CAPTA, presenting two cases, one in which an infant stays with his/her biological family and another in which the infant is in foster care and EI works with both the foster and the biological families/relationships. 

May 7, 2018, Susan Dickstein. Susan will revisit the Alicia Lieberman/Chandra Ghosh Ippen case – this time with particular consideration of Attachment and the effects of the disruptions in the attachment relationships, as well as the work to support the best possible relationships for this child and family who have experienced trauma and relationship disruptions. 

To see all upcoming Professional Development Opportunities, see our Calendar

RIAIMH is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

RIAIMH is a founding member of the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health.

RIAIMH is an affiliate of the World Association for Infant Mental Health.

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