Past events – WCAIMH October 23, 2014: Infant Development and Family Systems: A Look at Mahler’s Stages

SPEAKER:  Mary Frost, M.S. RCC, Counsellor and play therapist at Living Systems Counselling, North Vancouver, BC



SUMMARY:  Family systems theory focuses on the influence of both parents on a child’s emotional development, but many attachment theories focus on only the mother-child dyad. Mary Frost, a play therapist and family systems clinician, has looked at Mahler’s research and found intriguing and valuable lessons on how development is guided by the interplay between all family members.