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Arietta Slade

Professor

School/Division

Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership

Department

Psychology

Office

NAC 8/130

p: 212-650-5658

e: asladephd@earthlink.net

  • Education

    Degree/Date: A.B. 1973
    Institution: Sarah Lawrence College
    Specialization: Psychology

    Degree/Date: M.A. 1976
    Institution: New York University
    Specialization: Clinical Psychology

    Degree/Date: Ph.D. 1980
    Institution: New York University
    Specialization: Clinical Psychology

  • Research Interests

    Mother-child attachment, the development of the parent-child relationship and early symbol formation.

  • Publications

    Recent Publications:

    Slade, A., Cohen, L.J., & Miller, M. (in press). The Psychology and Psychopathology of Pregnancy. In C. Zeanah, Ed. The Handbook of Infant Mental Health, Third Edition. New York: Guilford Press.

    Slade, A. (2008). The Implications of Attachment Theory and Research for Adult Psychotherapy: Research and Clinical Perspectives. In The Handbook of Attachment Theory and Research, Second Edition, J. Cassidy & P. Shaver, Eds. New York: Guilford Press.

    Slade, A. (2008). Mentalization as a Frame for Parent Work in Child Psychotherapy. In E. Jurist, A. Slade, & S. Bergner, Eds., Mind to Mind: Infant Research, Neuroscience and Psychoanalysis (pp. 307-334). New York: Other Press.

    Slade, A. (2008). Working with Parents in Child Psychotherapy: Engaging Reflective Capacities. In F.N. Busch, Ed., Mentalization: Theoretical Considerations, Research Findings, and Clinical Implications (pp. 207-235). New York: Analytic Press, Taylor & Francis Group.

    Jurist, E., Slade, A., & Bergner, S., Editors (2008). Mind to Mind: Infant Research, Neuroscience and Psychoanalysis. New York: Other Press.

    Slade, A. (2007). An Ineffable Combination: Reflections on Lane Strathearn’s “The Neurobiology of Attachment”. In Developmental Science and Psychoanalysis: Integration and Innovation, ed. L.Mayes, P. Fonagy, & M. Target (pp. 131-140). London: Karnac Books.

    Slade, A. (2007). Late Adoption and Parental Experience: Discussion of Miriam Steele’s Report from the Attachment Representations and Late Adoption Study. In L. Mayes, P. Fonagy, & M. Target, Eds. Developmental Science and Psychoanalysis: Integration and Innovation (pp. 183-192). London: Karnac Books.

    Slade, A. (2007). Disorganized Mother, Disorganized Child: The Mentalization of Affective Dysregulation and Therapeutic Change. In D. Oppenheim and D. Goldsmith, Eds.,Attachment Theory in Clinical Work with Children: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice, pp.226-250. New York: Guilford Publications.

  • Additional Information

    Professional Activities: In addition to teaching and mentoring, I am involved in directing a mother-infant intervention program for high-risk mothers and their babies, and in writing about the clinical applications attachment theory for adult and child psychotherapy.

    Current Projects: Analyzing data from out mother-infant project, training clinicians and researchers in parental reflective functioning, working on a book.

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