Maine Association for Infant Mental Health

MeAIMH Annual Training Conference

The first official “membership meeting” of the MeAIMH was held in November 1987, with the principal speaker being Dr. Hiram Fitzgerald, then Executive Secretary of the World Association for Infant Mental Health. Dr. Fitzgerald welcomed our arrival and subsequent admission to the international body and congratulated us on our commitment and dedication.

Annual conferences have been held by the Association in Maine every year since then, and with the exception of the first two (held in September ‘88 and April “89) have always been in May — usually on the second or third Friday of that month. The keynote speakers on these occasions are nationally or internationally-known leaders in the field — teachers, clinicians, researchers, authors, administrators, program directors.

Additional conference activities include useful varieties of workshops, panels, demonstrations, discussion groups, videotapes, displays, book sales, and raffles. Above all, they offer an opportunity for MeAIMH members to meet and share their mosts recent successes and frustrations.

The current list of past conference keynote speakers, who were sometimes paired, follows (in alphabetical order)

Dr. Carl Bell
Dr. Margaret Blaustein
Dr. Roseanne Clark
Dr. Tiffiany Field
Dr. Juergen Homan
Dr. Gregory Keck
Dr. Regina Kupecky
Dr. Robert Kinschereff
Ms. Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
Dr. Penelope Leach
Dr. Gabor Maté
Dr. Joy Osofsky
Dr. Susan Partridge
Dr. Kyle Pruett
Dr. Barbara Russek
Dr. Warren Schumacher
Dr. Jayne Singer, PhD
Mr. Charlie Slaughter, MPH, RD
Dr. Jean Thomas
Dr. Edward Z. Tronick
Mr. Michael Trout
Ms. Olga Trujillo, J. D.
Ms. Margaret Tulley
Ms. Beth Warren
Dr. Emmy Werner
Dr. G. Gordon Williamson
Dr. Patricia Van Horn
Mr. Stephan Viehweg, ACSW
Dr. Charles Zeanah

In the Autumn, please check the website for more information about the next conference.