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The first years of life in a child's development

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Annie Abram PhD

Annie Abram PhD


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A child's first year of life is critical for her development. Little attention however, has focused on the mother's experience/development during this time. Our guest, Dr. Becky Brittain, will talk with us about the dynamic "dance" that goes on between mother and child during that time.

Becky Brittain received her doctorate in prenatal and perinatal psychology from Santa Barbara Graduate Institute. As “The Mothering Coach” she works with expecting couples, families, infants and children to enhance optimal development and to address with issues of adjustment, attachment, regulation and birth trauma in her studio in St. Louis, Mo. She integrates the new brain science in all of her work.
Becky is a registered dance-movement therapist.  She received her masters with this specialization from U. C.L.A. She currently works part-time with adolescents and adults with eating disorders at McCallum Place where she facilitates authentic movement and creative arts therapy work. She was chosen by the Andrea Rizzo Foundation (Drea’s Dream) to start a dance therapy program with pediatric cancer patients at Cardianl Glennon Medical Center She teaches a course in Somatic Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis. the new She started the provision of undergraduate dance therapy  classes there. Becky’s artistry facilitates creative discovery of potential with body mind spirit integration for all ages in the dance of life.