2013 Infant Development & Supported Child Development

Summer Institute

Attachment Theory in Infancy and Early Childhood: Research-Informed Practice


The infant is still a great mystery to us. Every one of us has been one and many of us know an infant from close quarters. How does an infant grow into a full adult capable of maintaining various relationships? What kind of relationship is absolutely necessary for human infant to survive?

The quest to answer these questions and to understand the infant’s attachment relationships poses one of the greatest challenges in psychology and developmental sciences. Although we have learned from the attachment literature that the infant/caregiver bond is what generates all subsequent relations, we still need to develop a greater understanding of this basic tenet of attachment theory.

This course is designed to present a broader level of understanding of the theoretical, clinical, and research bases of attachment theory and its practical ramifications. Throughout the course relevant findings from infant research will be incorporated and explored to enhance support for young children and their families.

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Pratibha_ReebyeDr. Pratibha Reebye | MBBS, FRCP, FRCPsych

Dr. Reebye is a clinical professor at UBC and clinical head of Infant Psychiatry clinic at British Columbia’s Children’s hospital.

Her clinical interests are many, but most recently she has been focusing on ways to augment healthy mother child interactions in the clinical population. She has researched in the field of autism, drug-exposed babies, and depressed mothers and their infants. Her academic interests also include studying young children with regulation disorder with sensory processing difficulties.

In addition to several peer-reviewed articles she has coauthored a book on the regulation disorder of sensory processing. Her passion to raise resilient infants has led her to promote nonpharmacological interventions such as touch therapy.

UBC Vancouver Campus
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre | Room 185 | Map

July 22–August 2, 2013

8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

There are two registration options:

1. For-Credit Registration

Current UBC students can register for the courses through the Student Service Centre, using their Campus Wide Login, in one of:

  • ECED 380/96A | Selected Topics in Infant Development and Supported Childcare
    (3 credits), or
  • ECED 565H/96A | Special Course in Early Childhood Education
    (3 credits)

Admission to UBC

Undergraduate Students

All non-UBC students wishing to register in the courses must be first be admitted to the UBC Faculty of Education. Information on admission/readmission is available on the Teacher Education Office website.

Visiting Graduate Students

To be eligible for admission as a visiting student to UBC, students must be currently registered in a graduate program with good standing at the home university.

The Western Deans’ agreement does not apply to this institute program.

For assistance with the online admission procedures, contact the Early Childhood Education graduate program assistant.

2. Non-Credit Registration

There are a limited number of seats available for non-credit participation, offered on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to attend as a non-credit participant, online registration will be open on April 15, 2013.

If you wish to be added to the waitlist, please contact pdce.educ@ubc.ca.

Tuition fees for this program depend on your registration/admission type:

1. For-Credit Tuition

UBC Students

For current tuition information please refer to the UBC Calendar.

Visiting Graduate Students

Visiting graduate students who wish to take credit courses must register for those courses and will be assessed tuition fees at the prevailing graduate per credit rate, plus authorized student fees.

Tuition fees are subject to review by The University of British Columbia.

Tuition Fee Certificates

Current UBC students may use Tuition Fee Certificates for this program. The certificate does not cover the cost of course materials or any other fees. Contact Professional Development & Community Engagement for more information:
604.822.2013 | pdce.educ@ubc.ca

2. Non-Credit fees

The program fee of $577.50 is payable by credit card through the online registration system, which will be available April 15, 2013.

Full payment is required with your application form in order to reserve your space. We accept payment by credit card, debit card, cheque, or money order, payable to “UBC” in Canadian dollars. Please note that should UBC cancel the course, a full refund will be issued.

Refund Policy for Non-Credit Applications: Withdrawals received in writing on or before June 24, 2013, will be refunded the amount paid, less a $60 administration fee. There is no refund for withdrawals received after June 24, 2013.

Refunds and FAQs
Review the FAQs for Non-Credit Course Registration.