Lecture: Dilys Daws
Helping Babies to Sleep: Parent-Infant Psychotherapy in a Baby Clinic
Sleep problems that persist may be part of a relationship problem between parents and their infants. Often separations, losses, or bereavements are involved, also marital conflicts, difficult births, or psychosomatic tendencies. As well as work with families, consultations to GPs and HVs help them to find out that active offering of solutions can be replaced by reflective listening; parents may feel relieved at being understood and find their own solutions.
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Dilys Daws is an Hon Consultant Child Psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic, and visits weekly the Baby Clinic of the James Wigg Practice, Kentish Town. She was the Founding Chair of the Association for Infant Mental Health-UK.
Author of 'Through the Night: Helping Parents & Sleepless Infants 'FAB 1989'. An updated version with Sarah Sutton, will be published this year as 'Parent-Infant Psychotherapy for Sleep Problems' Routledge. Also 'Finding Your Way With Your Baby: the emotional life of parents and infants' with Alexandra de Rementeria Routledge 2015. Awarded BMA 1st prize for popular medicine 2016.
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