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Arietta Slade, PhD

Professor Adjunct of Psychiatry

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Arietta Slade, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Child Study Center

    PO Box 207900, 230 South Frontage Road

    New Haven, CT 06520

    United States



Arietta Slade, Ph.D. is Professor of Clinical Child Psychology at the Yale Child Study Center, and Professor Emerita in the doctoral program in Clinical Psychology at the City University of New York. An internationally recognized theoretician, clinician, researcher, and teacher, she has published widely on reflective parenting, the clinical implications of attachment theory, the development of parental mentalization, and the relational contexts of early symbolization, and regularly presents her work to national and international audiences. For the past 20 years she has been co-directing Minding the Baby, an interdisciplinary reflective parenting home visiting program for high-risk mothers, infants, and their families, at the Yale Child Study Center and School of Nursing. This program is one of only 18 certified “evidence-based” home visiting programs in the United States. Dr. Slade is author, with Lois S. Sadler, Tanika Eaves, and Denise L. Webb of Enhancing Attachment and Reflective Parenting in Clinical Practice: A Minding the Baby Approach (Guilford Press, 2023), with Jeremy Holmes of Attachment in Therapeutic Practice (SAGE Publications, 2018), and editor, with Jeremy Holmes of the six volume set, Major Work on Attachment (SAGE Publications, 2013), with Elliot Jurist and Sharone Bergner, of Mind to Mind: Infant Research, Neuroscience, and Psychoanalysis (Other Press, 2008), and with Dennie Wolf, of Children at Play (Oxford University Press, 1994).

Education & Training

  • PhD
    New York University (1980)

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