432 Ghost & Angles in the Nursery Reflection paper
The assignment requires you to write a 5-page reflection paper.
MUST read these TWO classic papers in the field of infant mental health. (see attachment)
- Ghosts in the nursery: A psychoanalytic approach to the problems of impaired infant-mother relationships
- Angels in the Nursery: The intergenerational transmission of benevolent parental influences.
In this essay,
Reflect upon these articles in relationship to your own personal and/or professional experiences.
- Reflect upon the presence of a ghost and/or an angel in your own life, specifically from your early childhood. Address the following questions below.
- How has this relationship created vulnerability and/or sources of resilience for you?
- How does this relationship affect you now in your life in various roles (professional and/or personal)?
- How have they influenced the expectations and values you bring to your work and interactions?
- How does conceptualizing these early relationships through an IMH lens clarify things for you (or not)?
- You may choose to focus on angels rather than ghostsif that feels more comfortable.
- You do not need to do both.
- This reflection can be personal or be kept solely to the professional realm.
- If you choose to talk about personal experience, MUST align it with my own personal background!
- I was born and raised in China. I am currently 22 years old and studying in USA as an international student. Been in US for 4 years. Female.