Previewing as a Principle for Motivating Interpersonal Communication
Most practitioners would concur that working with caregivers and their infants is rewarding in a way that is dramatically different from the treatment of other adult patients. This experience of professional satisfaction arises for several reasons. First, in contrast to the treatment of adult psychopathology, if psychopathology threatens the interaction between the caregiver and infant, it is, more often than not, susceptible to intervention. This is primarily because the relationship between caregiver and infant is relatively fresh, and aberrant patterns have not yet had an opportunity to become entrenched. Therefore the potential for instilling adaptive patterns of interaction is enhanced.
KeywordsInfant Development Behavioral Manifestation Proximal Development Dyadic Member Developmental Skill
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