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Skills in observation are considered basic to competent practice in perinatal and infant mental health. Observational skills facilitate better understanding of:
This unit introduces students to methods and practice of observation in perinatal and infant mental health. Students will develop skills in recognising and understanding non-verbal and pre-verbal communications as a window into the internal world of the infant. They will also develop skills in recognising caregiving practices that support optimal development.
Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to: