Psychology Webinar: “My child is….”: Parental mind-mindedness, stress and mental health.

Date Wednesday 23 September 2020
Time 1pm - 2pm
Location Zoom (Once you have registered you will receive a Zoom URL link to join the online event with a passcode)
Presenter Dr Amy Bird
Contact Olive Zhong
Contact email
Cost Free

Mind-mindedness describes a parent’s capacity to view their child as their own person: someone with their own thoughts, feelings and internal life. Mind-mindedness supports the development of a secure parent-child attachment relationship, and has been related to children’s later social, emotional, behavioural and cognitive development.

Data from two studies examining parental mind-mindedness under conditions of adversity will be discussed. The first is a longitudinal study examining associations of mind-mindedness during infancy with later emotional and behavioural functioning. The second examines parental mind-mindedness in the early and latter stages of COVID lockdown, and associations with perceived stress.

About Dr Amy Bird (Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, University of Waikato)

Dr Bird joined the School of Psychology at the University of Waikato in January 2020. Her research interests are in parent-child relationships and interactions, and how these relate to children’s development across time. Dr Bird has been a practising Clinical Psychologist since 2004, and her clinical interests also relate to the prevention and early intervention for mental health difficulties.

Registration via Eventbrite is required to join this webinar.

Once you have registered you will receive a Zoom URL link to join the online event with a passcode.