WAIMH 2020 postponed to June 2021.

The new dates for the 17th WAIMH Congress will be 22 – 26 June 2021. On behalf of the WAIMH 2021 Organising Committee we want to let you know that it is full steam ahead to bring you an amazing Congress next year that we know will be worth the wait! The Congress committees are regularly meeting and planning for WAIMH 2021. We thank you for your continued support.

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Masterclass Speakers

The WAIMH 2021 Program Committee is currently in the process of adjusting the 2020 program to reflect the new dates in June 2021. The structure of the program below will remain in place, however there will be updates to the days and dates. All accepted presentations currently displayed on the below program will also remain accepted. Updated presentation information will be sent to each accepted presenter individually in the coming months.

A range of masterclasses will be presented at WAIMH 2021. Attendance at the Masterclasses is included in a full WAIMH registration fee. Delegates can choose to attend as many masterclasses as they wish. If you are attending under a day registration (one day only), you will only have access to attend the masterclasses being presented on that particular day.

Masterclasses, whilst complimentary, are required to be registered to attend. Registrations for masterclasses are now available via the online registration form. Masterclasses are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Attendance at the masterclasses is limited to the maximum capacity of the presentation room, therefore we suggest registrations for masterclasses are done as early as possible, to avoid disappointment.

To register for masterclasses click here
Monday 8 June 2020
8:00am - 8:55am
Tuesday 9 June 2020
8:00am - 8:55am
Wednesday 10 June 2020
8:00am - 8:55am
Thursday 11 June 2020
8:00am - 8:55am

Filippo Muratori

The 6-to-12 month of life as a window for very early identification of autism.

Erum Mariam

Rohingya Culture & Healing: How cultural identities can support a Displaced Community

Hiram Fitzgerald

Boys at Risk: Early Organization of Childhood Adversity

Louise Newman

Working with Trauma – intervention for infants and parents with complex trauma disorder

Arietta Slade

The Relational Foundations of Reflection: Safety, Regulation, and Relationship

Antoine Guedeney

‘From the horse’s mouth: assessing social withdrawal behavior in infants’

Nick Kowalenko

Fathering with mental health problems: Stories of recovery and resilience from research and practice

Campbell Paul

The Process of Becoming: Identity Formation through Infancy and Early Childhood and the Development of Gender Identity

Richard Fletcher

Sensitive, responsive and challenging fathers and also clinicians

Jennifer McIntosh

Infant and Pre-school Attachment Assessment and Classification: The Essentials, for Clinicians

Miri Keren

Triadic (two parents and infant) psychotherapy

David Oppenheim

Attachment in Autism

Astrid Berg

Can we avert the intergenerational transmission of trauma and deprivation through reflective practice?

Brigid Jordan

Mind the gap! Knowledge translation – theory and approaches for embedding infant mental health research and clinical skills in other fields of practice

J. Kevin Nugent

AMOR – Giving babies and their parents their own voice through the NBO

Diane Philipp

Beyond the dyad - where have we been and where are we going in assessing and treating coparenting and whole family interactions?

Giampaolo Nicolais

The upside down child – for a psychology of human development

Joy Osofsky

Recognizing the Effects of Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences during the Perinatal Period

Holly Brophy-Herb

Adults’ Mind-Mindedness and Mind-Related Behaviors during Interactions with Infants and Toddlers

Daphna Dollberg

Epistemic trust and mentalization challenges in working with parents

Suzi Tortora

The Dancing Dialogue: How our bodies tell the story!

Wendy Bunston

‘Infant led’ practice and its application to working with Family Violence

Kaija Puura

Brief Infant Mental Health Screen