Practice Guidance

Observing and supporting a parent’s mentalizing capacity: direct work tool

father and child (son) playing on mobile phone Photo: Anna/Adobe Stock


Introduction This tool provides a structured way to observe and gain insight into a parent and child’s behaviours, and create opportunities to give parents feedback on demonstrating emotional warmth and sensitivity to their child. This tool is part of the attachment knowledge and practice hub. Refer to the guide on assessing attachment in parents and carers to […]

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