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CRC Founder and Co-Director Regina Pally talks about how reflecting on your feeligns and your child’s can turn everyday challenges into breakthrough moments


Fonagy, P. &  Target, M. (2005).  Bridging the transmission gap: An end to an important mystery of attachment research?  Attachment and Human Development, 7(3), 333-343.

Grienenberger, J. (2007). Group process as a holding environment facilitating the development of the parental reflective function: Commentary on paper  by Arietta Slade.  Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 26(4).

Grienenberger, J. Denham, W. & Reynolds, D. (2016). Reflective and Mindful parenting: A new relational model of assessment, prevention, and early intervention. In P Luyten, L. Mayes, P. Fonagy, M. Target & S. Blatt (Eds.)   Handbook of psychodynamic approaches to psychopathology (pp. 445-468). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Grienenberger, J., Slade, A. & Kelly, K. (2005). Maternal reflective functioning, mother-infant affective communication, and infant attachment: Exploring the link between mental states and observed caregiving behavior in the intergenerational transmission of attachment.  Attachment and Human Development, 7(3), 299-311.

Reynolds, D. (2003). Mindful Parenting: a group approach to enhancing reflective capacity in parents and infants. Journal of Child Psychotherapy, 29(3), 357-374.

Slade, A. (2004). The Move from categories to process: Attachment phenomena and clinical evaluation. Infant Mental Health Journal, 25(4),  269-283.

Slade, A. (2007). Reflective parenting programs: Theory and development. Psychoanalytic Inquiry,  26(4).

Slade, A., Grienenberger, J., Bernbach, E. , Levy, D. and Locker, A. (2005). Maternal reflective functioning, attachment, and the transmission gap: A preliminary study.  Attachment and Human Development,  7(3), 283-298.


The Reflective Parent synthesizes the latest in neuroscience research that our brain’s natural tendencies to empathize, analyze and connect with others are all we need to be good parents. Full of practical, easy-to-implement strategies that apply to every stage of a child’s development, and filled with engaging anecdotes, this book will help parents build loving, lasting relationships with their kids.

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“Clinical Perspectives on Reflective Parenting: Keeping the Child’s Mind in Mind” is a must-read for anyone interested in the Center for Reflective Communities programs and history.  It describes CRC and techniques developed at the Center for helping parents to be able to understand and reflect on their children’s emotional states, as a way of helping them to be more effective parents.

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