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Arietta Slade
Position: Faculty Emeritus
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., New York University. Postdoctoral Fellow, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Training Area: Clinical Psychology @ City College
Arietta Slade, Ph.D., who retired from City College faculty in 2013, is an internationally recognized attachment theorist, researcher, and infant mental health specialist.  Her research on mother-infant attachment led to the development of the The Parent Development Interview (with Aber, Berger, Bresgi & Kaplan), as well as the elaboration of the construct of parental reflective functioning, both of which have had a significant impact in the field of infant mental health and attachment. For the past 10 years she has been co-directing Minding the Baby, an interdisciplinary reflective parenting home visiting program for high-risk mothers and infants at the Yale Child Study Center and School of Nursing; this intervention is now being tested in a federally funded RCT, as well as a large scale replication in the United Kingdom. She has presented her research and clinical work around the world, and is the author of over 50 articles and book chapters.  She is editor, with Dennie Wolf, of Children at Play: Developmental and Clinical Approaches to Meaning and Representation, (Oxford University Press, 1994), with Elliot Jurist and Sharone Bergner, of Mind to Mind: Infant Research, Neuroscience, and Psychoanalysis (Other Press, 2008), and with Jeremy Holmes of the forthcoming Attachment Theory (SAGE Publications).