The child in the mother’s mind: Mothers’ Object Relations Scales

29th January 2019 : 17:00 - 18:30

Category: Seminar

Speaker: Dr John Oates (School of Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport, The Open University.)

Location: Seminar Room K/L, Bruner Building C, Department of Education

Convener: Alex Hodgkiss

A part of the Child Development and Learning (CDL) seminar series

Designed for use by health practitioners in perinatal mental health and in supporting relationships with children in the early years, as well as in research, MORS-SF and MORS-Child are short questionnaire instruments with good validity and acceptability. They tap into a core component of the attachment relationship, the internal working model of the mother (or other caregiver) viv-a-vis the child’s relation towards them. The seminar will describe the theoretical basis, origins and development of the instruments.