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People who’ve changed the face of infant and child mental health interventions in the 21st century (Part Two)

People who’ve changed the face of infant and child mental health interventions in the 21st century (Part Two)


At the Centre for Child Mental Health, we are genuinely excited to share that we will be honouring distinguished authors, clinicians, and researchers who have devoted themselves to improving infant, child, and teenage mental health. Join us in celebrating these remarkable contributors in 2023/2024 as we continue to strive for progress in child mental health.

Handpicked for their profound influence on what we now know heals troubled young minds, they have all, in their own original way, advanced our knowledge of what brings alleviation of distress and transformational change for vulnerable and traumatised children and young people.

There are two presentation days left in this series of live conference events, each featuring four distinguished speakers. Although each event can be enjoyed on its own, we highly recommend attending all three to fully immerse yourself in the experience. Our speakers are experts in their fields and are eager to share their knowledge.

We are honoured to be a part of this celebration and look forward to sharing with you the impactful work of these incredible leaders. So be part of history in its making.

A must for anyone passionate about making that vital change to young lives.

Part Three (speakers to be announced shortly): Saturday 20 April 2024 ; 10am to 5pm

About the presenters

Dr Daniel Hughes

Originator of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and ‘PACE’ (play acceptance curiosity empathy).

Internationally acclaimed Clinical Psychologist. Decades of profoundly moving clinical practice with very traumatised children and adolescents. His book Building the Bonds of Attachment has changed the face of psychological treatment with children all over the world. Author of many other ground-breaking books in child psychotherapy Attachment-Focused Parenting and Attachment-Focused Family Therapy.

David Taransaud

Author of many books including 'You Think I’m Evil: Practical strategies for working with aggressive and rebellious adolescents' (2011); 'I, Monster: Positive ways of working with challenging teens' (2016).

Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with teenagers. Works internationally with extreme sexual and physical abuse, former child soldiers, AIDS orphans and young people affected by conflict/trauma. Over 10 years’ clinical experience. Majority of his teenage clients have been labelled as antisocial and severely traumatised. Set up an Art Therapy service in an orphanage in Uganda (former child soldiers).

Dr Amanda Jones

Consultant Perinatal Psychotherapist and Strategic & Clinical Lead of NELFT NHS Foundation Trust’s Perinatal Parent Infant Mental Health Service.

Trained as a systemic therapist, Doctoral research (Tavistock Centre/UEL) on how mothers’ maladaptive defensive processes can derail their baby’s development. Amanda was the therapist in the Channel 4 documentaries ‘Help me love my baby’. (In collaboration with the Anna Freud Centre) With the NSPCC and Warwick Medical School she made a further five documentaries called ‘Breakdown or Breakthrough: pregnancy, birth and the first 18 months of life’, (available for free online) These are for practitioners working with parents and babies in distress. International speaker parent-baby disturbed relationships and psychodynamic parent-infant treatment.

Louise Michelle Bomber

Qualified specialist teacher, clinical supervisor, therapist and a DDP practitioner.

Specialist in attachment-based and trauma informed interventions working with pupils, classes, whole school settings, local authorities, teachers, support staff across the primary and secondary phases. Consultant and trainer for education, social services and health. Set up TouchBase™ Brighton and TouchBase™ Bristol offering a range of services supporting traumatised cyp Accredited training (University of Brighton), for staff wanting to become Attachment Leads in their schools and authorities.

Event Information

Event Date 27-01-2024 10:00 am
Event End Date 27-01-2024 5:00 pm
Individual Price From £45.00 + Eventbrite booking fee
Location London Art House
Categories Changed the face of infant and child mental health , Conferences

Company Information

Company Registration 11457893
Palladium House, 1-4 Argyll Street,
London, United Kingdom, W1F 7LD