The research activities of the Child Psychiatry group focus on studying the development of small children’s emotional life and parenthood.
Background & Aims:
Children’s mental health develops in interaction with the environment, society, home, early childhood education and school. The research activities of the Child Psychiatry group focus on studying the development of small children’s emotional life and parenthood. The group conducts international studies related to paediatric medical treatment and the quality of child psychiatric treatment. The group combines research activities with clinical work to improve the treatment offered at the Child Psychiatry Unit at Tampere University Hospital.
The Child Psychiatry group is made up of experts in the field of clinical medicine, child psychiatry and psychotherapy. A number of PhD students complement the research group.
– Development of therapeutic methods for families with children
– Development of new child psychiatric interventions combining digital technology with existing services
– Emotion regulation and shared pleasure and joy in parent-child interaction
– Development of digitalized services for families with young children
– Use of virtual reality as a part of child psychiatric treatment
– Children’s selfcare methods in early education and school
The Child Psychiatry group collaborates with various national universities and research groups and projects. The group leader is the Executive Director of the World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH) and Vice President of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP). She is also the founding member of the Finnish Association for Infant Mental Health (Pirpana ry)
Group leader Kaija Puura, MD, PhD, Professor of Child Psychiatry
Tampere University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology and Tampere University Hospital
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