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Infant Mental Health studies to gain international boost

Monday, 10 October 2016

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The field of Infant Mental Health is a transdisciplinary one that brings together researchers, practitioners and policy makers from around the world to better understand and make a difference to the lives of infants, young children and their families.

School of Arts and Humanities Associate Professor Lynn Priddis is one of 15 international experts who have been chosen to represent ZERO TO THREE to provide official training throughout the US and Internationally. ZERO TO THREE is a US based organization with a strong international profile in policy and advocacy for all babies and toddlers to have a strong start in life. Lynn will travel to New Orleans in October to join the Expert Faculty Roster where she will receive further training in the diagnosis of infants and young children who are at risk in their developmental needs, be they relational, physical or psychosocial. 

Lynn’s selection on this expert faculty will ensure that students at ECU in the newly launched Master of Infant Health Course and popular Master of Psychology program will have access to an international network of scholars and researchers as well as practitioners across a range of disciplines.  Furthermore ECU students will benefit from the latest skills and knowledge in infant and early childhood mental health and developmental disorders.  

Infant Mental Health at Edith Cowan University

The Master of Infant Mental Health course is the first of its kind in WA and has been developed to suit professionals already working with infants, young children and their families across many service areas. The course aligns with international standards and competencies. It equip students with evidence‐based knowledge and skills, and has an interdisciplinary focus across the levels of promotion, prevention, intervention and policy in the field of Infant Mental Health.

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