Suggested Reading

  • Aber, J.L., Belsky, J., Slade, A., & Crnic, K. (1999) Stability and Change in Maternal Representations of Their Relationship with Their Toddlers. Developmental Psychology, 35, 1038-1048.
  • Baradon, T., Fonagy, P., Bland, K., Lenard, K., & Sleed, M. (2008). New Beginnings – an experience-based programme addressing the attachment relationship between mothers and their babies in prisons. Journal of Child Psychotherapy, 34(2), 240–258.
  • Cohen, L. J. & Slade, A. (1999). The psychology and psychopathology of pregnancy. In C. H. Zeanah (Ed.), The Handbook of Infant Mental Health, 2nd edition (pp. 20–36).  New York: Guilford Press.
  • Ensink, K. & Mayes, L.C. (2010) The development of mentalisation in children from a theory of mind perspective. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 30, 301-337
  • Fonagy, P., Target, M., Steele, H., & Steele, M. (1998). Reflective functioning manual, version 5.0, for application to adult attachment Interviews. London: University College London.
  • Fonagy, P., Steele, H., Steele, M., Leigh, T., Kennedy, R., Mattoon, G., & Target, M. (1995). Attachment, the reflective self, and borderline states: The predictive specificity of the Adult Attachment Interview and pathological emotional development. In S. Goldberg, R. Muir, & J. Kerr (Eds.), Attachment theory: Social, developmental, and clinical perspectives (pp. 233–278). New York: Analytic Press.
  • Fonagy, P. & Target, M. (1996). Playing with reality: I. Theory of mind and the normal development of psychic reality. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 77, 217–223.
  • Frank, M. A., Tuber, S. B., Slade, A., & Garrod, E. (1994). Mothers’ fantasy representations and infant security of attachment: A Rorschach study of first pregnancy. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 11, 475–490.
  • Golombok, S., MacCallum, F., Murray, C., Lycett, E., & Jadva, V. (2006). Surrogacy families: parental functioning, parent-child relationships and children’s psychological development at age 2. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 47(2), 213-222.
  • Grienenberger, J., Kelly, K. & Slade, A. (2005). Maternal Reflective Functioning, Mother-Infant Affective Communication and Infant Attachment: Exploring The Link Between Mental States and Observed Caregiving. Attachment and Human Development, 7, 299-311.
  • Mayes, L. C., Swain, J. E., & Leckman, J. (2005). Parental attachment systems: Neural circuits, genes and experiential contributions to parental engagement. Clinical Neuroscience Research, 4, 301–313.
  • Meins, E. (1999) Sensitivity, security and internal working models: Bridging the transmission gap. Attachment & Human Development, 1(3), 325-342
  • Meins, E. (2002). Maternal mind-mindedness and attachment security as predictors of theory of mind understanding. Child Development, 73(6), 1715-1726.
  • Meins, E., Fernyhough, C., Wainwright, R., Das Gupta, M., Fradley, E., & Tuckey, M. (2002). Maternal mind-mindedness and attachment security as predictors of theory of mind understanding. Child Development, 73, 1715-1726.
  • Meins, E., Fernhough, C., Fradley, E., & Tuckey, M. (2001) Rethinking maternal sensitivity: Mothers’ comments on infants’ mental processes predict security of attachment at 12 months. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 42: 637-648
  • Rosenblum, K. L., McDonough, S., Sameroff, A., & Muzik, M. (2008) Reflection in thought and action: Maternal Parenting Reflexivity predicts mind-minded comments and interactive behaviour. Infant Mental Health Journal, 29, 362–376.
  • Sayre, J. M., Pianta, R. C., Marvin, R. S., & Saft, E. W. (2001). Mothers’ representations of relationships with their children: relations with mother characteristics and feeding sensitivity. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 26(6), 375-384.
  • Sadler, L., Swartz, M. K., Ryan-Krause, P., Seitz, V., Meadows- Oliver, M., Grey, M., & Clemmens, D. A. (2007). Promising outcomes in teen mothers enrolled in a school-based parent support program and child care center. Journal of School Health, 77, 121–130.
  • Schechter, D., S., Coots, T., Zeanah, C. H., Davies, M., Coates, S. W., Trabka, K. A., Marshall, R. D., Liebowitz, M. R. & Myers, M. M. (2005) Maternal mental representations of the child in an inner-city clinical sample: Violence-related posttraumatic stress and reflective functioning. Attachment and Human Development, 7, 313–331.
  • Schecter, D. S., Coates, S. W., Kaminer, T., Coots, T., Zeanah, C. H., Davies, M., et al. (2008). Distorted Maternal Mental Representations and Atypical Behavior in a Clinical Sample of Violence-Exposed Mothers and Their Toddlers. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 9(2), 123-147.
  • Sharp, C. & Fonagy, P. (2008) The Parent’s Capacity to Treat the Child as a Psychological Agent: Constructs, Measures and Implications for Developmental Psychopathology. Social Development, 17, 737-754.
  • Sharp, C., Fonagy, P., & Goodyer, I. (2006). Imagining your child’s mind: Psychosocial adjustment and mothers’ ability to predict their children’s attributional response styles. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 24(1), 197-214.
  • Slade, A. (2005) Parental Reflective Functioning: An Introduction. Attachment and Human Development, 7,269-281.
  • Slade, A. (2006). Reflective parenting programs: Theory and development. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 26, 640-657.
  • Slade, A., Aber, J.L., Bresgi, I., Berger, B., & Kaplan (2004) The parent development interview, revised. Unpublished protocol. The City University of New York.
  • Slade, A., Belsky, J., Aber, J.L., & Phelps, J. (1999) Maternal Representations of their Relationship with their Toddlers: Links to Adult Attachment and Observed Mothering. Developmental Psychology, 35, 611-619.
  • Slade, A., Bernbach, E., Grienenberger, J., Levy, D., & Locker, A. (2005). Addendum to Fonagy, Target, Steele, & Steele reflective functioning scoring manual for use with the Parent Development Interview, Version 2.0. Unpublished Manuscript. New York, NY: The City College and Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
  • Slade, A. Grienenberger, J., Bernbach, E., Levy, D., & Locker, A. (2005) Maternal Reflective Functioning and Attachment: Considering the Transmission Gap. Attachment and Human Development, 7, 283-292.
  • Slade, A., Patterson, M., Miller, M. (2007).  Addendum to Fonagy,Target, Steele & Steele reflective functioning scoring manual for use with the Pregnancy Interview.  Unpublished Manuscript.  New York, NY: The City College and Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
  • Slade, A., Sadler, L., de Dios-Kenn, C., Webb, D., Ezepchick, J., & Mayes, L. (2005). Minding the Baby: A Reflective Parenting Program. Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 60.
  • Slade, A., Sadler, L., & Mayes, L. C. (2005). Maternal Reflective Functioning: Enhancing Parental Reflective Functioning in a Nursing/Mental Health Home Visiting Program. In L. Berlin,Y. Ziv, L. Amaya-Jackson, & M. T. Greenberg, (Eds.), Enhancing early attachments: Theory, research, intervention, and policy, pp.152-177. New York: Guilford Publications.
  • Slade, A., Sadler, L., De Dios-Kenn, C., Webb. D., Currier-Ezepchick, J., & Mayes, L. (2005b). Minding the baby: A reflective parenting program. Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 60, 74-100.
  • Suchman, N., Legow, N., Decoste, C., & Castiglioni, N. (2008). The Mothers and Toddlers Program: Preliminary Findings From an Attachment-Based Parenting Intervention for Substance-Abusing Mothers. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 25(3), 499-517.
  • Suchman, N.E., DeCoste, C., Leigh, D. & Borelli, J. (in press) Reflective functioning in mothers with drug use disorders: Implications for dyadic interactions with infants and toddlers. Attachment and Human Development.