The Institute for Innovation & Implementation’s Co-Director of Parent, Infant, Early Childhood (PIEC) Program, Kate Wasserman, publishes research.
Kate Wasserman, MSW, UMBSSW, co-wrote a chapter entitled “Observational Assessment of the Dyad” to the newly-published Clinical Guide to Psychiatric Assessment of Infants and Young Children. The book is a step-by-step guide for evaluation and assessment, reviewing relevant literature and best practices for working with very young children. It is a must-have resource for researchers, clinicians, and related professionals, and graduate students in infancy and early childhood development, pediatrics, social work, psychiatry, and public health.
Together with Sherryl Scott Heller (Tulane), Anna Kelley (Tulane), Roseanne Clark (U-Wisconsin), Wasserman outlines key considerations regarding instrument selection, application and interpretation, and provide an in-depth list of dyadic observational measures which have been found to have useful clinical applications.