Learning the Infant’s Nonverbal Language: Intensive Seminar in Video Microanalysis for Clinicians and Researchers
Organizzatore: EPIC- Epidemiology and Population Health Summer Institute at Columbia University
Deadline: 1 aprile (early discount); 1 maggio (registration)
This course is designed for both researchers and clinicians to learn about video microanalysis of mother-infant face-to-face interaction. Participants will learn to look frame-by-frame and notice the subtle details of the interactions revealed by microanalysis. Our lab uses video microanalysis to examine mother-infant face-to-face communication and its associations with maternal distress (depression and anxiety), infant distress, and infant attachment and cognitive outcomes. Recent work predicts attachment outcomes at 1 year from just 2½ minutes of videotaped mother-infant interaction at 4 months (Beebe et al., 2010). Video microanalytic coding of mother-infant facial-visual interaction is a uniquely nuanced measure and is well-validated with forty years of research. Video microanalysis functions like a “social microscope,” enabling us to see subtle details of interactions which are too rapid and complex to grasp in real time with the naked eye. This technique is a powerful research, treatment, and training tool. Through a combination of lectures and hands-on video-watching and coding exercises, participants will receive initial training in microanalysis coding. They will also learn the research behind this technique and how it can inform mother-infant treatment.
Instructor: Beatrice Beebe, PhD