BodyMovement/Nonverbal, Social-Emotional, and Parent-Child Research at Pace University

K. Mark Sossin, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Pace Univeristy, and a team of remarkable colleagues and students, are venturing into studies of nonverbal behavior, emotional development, closely observed parent-infant/toddler and child interaction, and corresponding attainments of theory of mind, playfulness and representational functioning. These domains are explored in both neurotypical and neuroatypical individuals, and in the contexts of loss and trauma. Special attention is paid to implications for technique in primary prevention and clinical practice. Examples range from the preventative and clinical employment of video-feedback with parents of infants to studying the efficacy of supports and interventions for young adults with autism spectrum disorders. A special focus bears on the exploration of the methodology, validity, research utility, and clinical value of the Kestenberg Movement Profile (KMP).  [    ]