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Trauma-Based Disruptions of Mother-Infant Bonding (MIB) Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

altCourse: Trauma-Based Disruptions of Mother-Infant Bonding (MIB) Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

altInstructor: Tony Madrid, Ph.D.

alt Approved for 1.5 Hours of CE Credit

altCE credit for Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs.

alt High Resolution Video


The Maternal-Infant Bond (MIB) is an intensely emotional tie between mother and infant that often begins during pregnancy and continues after birth. However, a healthy MIB is not always made. Prolonged physical separation from one’s infant or traumatic interference can impede this process and leads to the failure of bonding of a mother towards her child.

MIB is a term first used in 1975 by two neonatologists, Marshall Klaus and John Kennel, whose book, Maternal-infant Bonding (Klaus & Kennell, 1976) revolutionized how hospitals handle mothers and their newborns. This course emphasizes the seminal work of Klaus & Kennell and will describe the usual causes of MIB problems – both physical and emotional - and how to fix them.

Many childhood problems, including hyperactivity, depression, allergies, and asthma are linked to bonding disruptions. Bonding Therapy to treat mothers who experience bonding interferences will be explored.

This course explains how to detect bonding disruptions. The methodology of focused and quick Bonding Therapy with mothers who experience MIB difficulties with their babies through the use of hypnosis or EMDR will be covered.



At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Give examples of five events that are linked to Maternal-Infant Bonding disruptions.
  • Contrast the basic principles of repairing bonding failure using hypnosis or EMDR.


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CE Approval Information

The Steve Frankel Group, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. This course is also approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) for its licentiates' CE license renewal requirements.

The Steve Frankel Group, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of CE credit for Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs.