Oppenheim (University of Haifa)
Announces the Following Workshop
July 2006, Paris, France:
We are happy to let you know that
we are planning an Insightfulness Assessment (IA) coding workshop
and we would like to invite you
and/or your colleagues/students to participate in the workshop.
The IA is a representational assessment which is based on an interview
with parents following their viewing of video segments of themselves
interacting with their children, and is designed to assess their
capacity to "see things from the child's point of view." The
IA has been proven to be an effective, methodologically rigorous,
and clinically sensitive tool which is associated with parental
caregiving and child attachment in both normative and at risk samples
(see references below). It is currently used in a variety of studies,
including intervention studies in which the IA is a pre- and post
measure as well as in studies of children with Autism and other
The workshop will take place between July 4-8, 2006 in Paris,
France (for those planning on attending the WAIMH conference,
the dates are just before the conference). The workshop will
involve 5 days of study with a small group of participants. Our
work during the workshop will involve understanding the theoretical
underpinnings of the Insightfulness Assessment, familiarizing
participants with the IA procedure, and, primarily, learning
how to code IA transcripts. There will be plenty of room for
in-depth discussion about the coding system as well as discussion
of technical matters involving its application. The goal of the
workshop is to gain a thorough understanding of the IA and work
on achieving inter-rater reliability. We believe that both researchers
and clinicians may find it beneficial. Researchers who want to
use the IA in their studies can complete a reliability check
following the workshop.
For more information please feel free to contact us (David at
firstname.lastname@example.org and Nina at email@example.com).
David Oppenheim, Ph.D. Nina Koren-Karie, Ph.D.
Koren-Karie, N., Oppenheim, D., Dolev S., Sher,
E., & Etzion-Carasso,
A. (2002). Mothers’ insightfulness regarding their infants’ internal
experience: Relations with maternal sensitivity and infant attachment.
Developmental Psychology, 38, 534-542.
Oppenheim, D. & Koren-Karie, N. (2002). Mothers’ insightfulness
regarding their children’s internal worlds: The capacity
underlying secure child-mother relationships. Infant Mental Health
Journal, 23, 593-605.
Oppenheim, D., Goldsmith, D., & Koren-Karie, N. (2004). Maternal
Insightfulness and preschoolers’ emotion and behavior problems:
Reciprocal influences in a day-treatment program. Infant Mental
Health Journal, 25, 352-367.
Oppenheim, D., & Getzler, R. (2004). Mothers
who were severely abused during childhood and their children talk
about emotions: Co-construction of joint narratives in light of
maternal trauma. Infant Mental Health Journal, 25, 300-317.
Friedman, A. (2005). Maternal mind-mindedness: Relations with
maternal insightfulness and infant behavior at one year. Unpublished
thesis, University of Haifa.