UT Dallas 2021 Graduate Catalog

HDCD6390 - Infant Mental Health

HDCD 6390 Infant Mental Health (3 semester credit hours) Infant Mental Health is a global field of study that examines the healthy development of children ages 0 - 3 years. This course discusses theoretical foundations within the context of relationships that support early child development. Self-reflection is a primary practice through the duration of this course and class activities are designed to provide this opportunity. Content discussion includes infant brain development, temperament, early childhood trauma, attachment and separation, and parent attachment styles. The course text identifies intervention programs and early childhood disorders which are also highlighted in this course. Prerequisite: BBSC majors only. (3-0) Y