Recommended Reading

Participants of the Minding the Baby® (MTB) summer training institute are asked to read the following articles in advance of the training. Required readings are provided to participants in electronic format prior to training. 

Required pre-reading:

  • Boo, K. (2006, February 6). Swamp nurse. The New Yorker, 54-65.
  • Fraiberg, S., Adelson, E., & Shapiro, V. (1975). Ghosts in the nursery. A psychoanalytic approach to the problems of impaired infant-mother relationships. Journal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry, 14(3), 387-421.
  • Kahn, J. & Moore, K.A. (2010). What works for home visiting programs: Lessons from experimental evaluations of programs and intervention. Retrieved from
  • Karen, R. (1990, February). Becoming attached. The Atlantic Monthly, 35-70.
  • Lieberman, A. F., Padrón, E., Van Horn, P., & Harris, W. W. (2005). Angels in the nursery: The intergenerational transmission of benevolent parental influences. Infant Mental Health Journal, 26(6), 504-520.
  • Moriarty Daley, A., Sadler, L. S., & Reynolds, H. D. (2013). Tailoring clinical services to address the unique needs of adolescents from the pregnancy test to parenthood. Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care, 43(4), 71-90.
  • Sadler, L.S., Slade, A., Close, N., Webb, D.L., Simpson, T., Fennie, K., & Mayes, L.C. (2013). Minding the Baby: Improving early health and relationship outcomes in vulnerable young famlies in an interdisciplinary reflective parenting program. Infant Mental Health Journal, 34, 391-403. 
  • Slade, A. (2002, June/July). Keeping the baby in mind: A critical factor in perinatal mental health. In Special Issue on Perinatal Mental Health, A. Slade, L. Mayes, & N. Epperson (Eds.), Zero to Three, 10-16.
  • Slade, A. & Sadler, L.S. (2013). Minding the Baby: Complex trauma and home visiting. International Journal of Birth and Parenting Education, 1, 50-53. 

Additional recommended reading:

  • Courtois, C.A. (2008). Complex trauma, complex reactions: Assessment and treatment. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, S(1), 86-100.
  • Headington Institute (2011). Understanding and addressing vicarious trauma. Retrieved from
  • Koenen, K.C. (2010). Developmental origins of posttraumatic stess disorder. Depression and Anxiety, 27: 413–416.
  • Lieberman, A., Silverman, R., & Pawl, J.H. (2005). Infant parent-psychotherapy: Core concepts and current approaches. In: C. Zeanah (Ed.), Handbook of Infant Mental Health, 2nd Edn. (pp. 474-484.) Guilford Publications.
  • Lieberman, A.F. & Van Horn, P. (2005). "Don't hit my mommy!": A manual for child-parent psychotherapy with young witnesses of family violence. Washington, DC: Zero to Three Press.
  • Ordway, M., Sadler, L., Slade, A., Close, N., Dixon, J., & Mayes, L. (2013). Lasting effects of an interdisciplinary home visiting program on child behavior: Preliminary follow-up results of a randomized trial. Journal of Pedatric Nursing, 29(2), 3-13. 
  • Sadler, L. S., Slade, A., & Mayes, L. C. (2006). Minding the baby: A mentalization based parenting program. In J. G. Allen & P. Fonagy (Eds.), Handbook of Mentalization-Based Treatment (pp. 271-288). Chichester, UK: Wiley.
  • Slade, A. (2006). Reflective parenting programs: Theory and development. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 26, 640-657.
  • Tough, P. (2011, March 21). The poverty clinic. The New Yorker, 25-32.