Reflective Parenting Programs: Theory and Development

  title={Reflective Parenting Programs: Theory and Development},
  author={Arietta Slade},
  journal={Psychoanalytic Inquiry},
  pages={640 - 657}
  • A. Slade
  • Published 12 April 2007
  • Psychology
  • Psychoanalytic Inquiry
Recent research has indicated that parental reflective functioning or mentalization plays a crucial role in the development of a range of healthy adaptations in both parent and child. While many parenting interventions developed over the course of the last 20 years have implicitly attempted to enhance mentalization in parents, this article describes an effort to directly intervene with parents to enhance or encourage the development of reflective capacities. In this article, the broad outlines… 
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