Susana Tereno

Susana Tereno
Université de Rouen | UR · Département de Psychologie

Full Professor
Developmental Psychopathology

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September 2010 - August 2021
Institut de Psychologie, Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité
Position
  • Professor
September 2009 - September 2021
Paris Diderot University
Position
  • Co-coordinatrice
Description
  • Diplome Universitaire Attachement, coordination Nicole et Antoine Guedeney
January 2008 - December 2012
Hôpital Bichat - Claude-Bernard (Hôpitaux Universitaires Paris Nord Val de Seine)
Position
  • Coordinateur d'étude clinique

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Publications (85)
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Attachment disorganization is a significant high-risk factor for infant mental health. Its association with high-risk psychosocial contexts has been clearly identified, but the link between these difficult social contexts and maternal disruptive communication has been poorly explored. The CAPEDP (Compétences Parentales et Attachement dans la Petite...
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Objectives Several studies have shown that in young children, behavioural and/or emotional disorders are more difficult to manage than regulatory disorders. Moreover, data are lacking on outcome predictive factors. This article presents a short synthesis of previous research about outcome predictive factors in child psychiatry. It also describes th...
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O processo de (re)subjetivação do trauma consiste na (re)significação da vivência do evento traumático a partir da experiência de cada indivíduo. Quando o insuportável da dor do indivíduo que vivenciou o acontecimento traumático não pode ser introjetada e simbolizada inviabiliza-se a condição de inscrição e subjetivação da experiência. Desta forma,...
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Cette étude vise à analyser les facteurs prédictifs de l’implication du père, en tenant compte du style parental, du niveau d’études et les heures de travail, ainsi que des caractéristiques des enfants : leur âge, sexe et affectivité négative. Cent quatre-vingt-six familles nucléaires, avec des enfants d’âge préscolaire (90 garçons), ont participé...
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Résumé Objectifs L’objectif de cette étude est d’évaluer les styles d’attachement dans une population de patients rencontrés en Équipe Mobile Psychiatrie Précarité à Paris, hormis les migrants, afin d’aider à l’établissement d’une alliance de travail et d’améliorer le suivi de ces patients. Méthodes Dix-huit patients en situation d’exclusion soci...
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Important changes wittin the traditional family structure and in concerning the beliefs about women’s and men’s parental roles have contributed to an increasing number of studies about focusing on fathers and his their involvement in the family, and especially with the child. However, research is still scarce among divorced families. The main objec...
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Purpose of review: Quality of attachment relationships is believed to be an important early indicator of infant mental health as it is considered a vital component of social and emotional development in the early years. As a result, there has been a growing call for the development of early intervention attachment research programs. In this brief...
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Développement et évaluation interculturelle d'un algorithme de codage du Test d'Attachement Biométrique: surmonter les défis de la fusion multimodale avec des «petites données» Le Test d'Attachement Biométrique (BAT) est une évaluation psychométrique récemment développée qui expose les adultes à des jeux de stimuli d'images et de musique normalisés...
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Attachment individual differences are early conditions that, in the context of the interaction between biologic and environmental factors, play a dynamic role in the individuals’ bio-psycho-social functioning. This paper presents a brief literature review on attachment theory and research and aims to contribute to a developmental clinical perspecti...
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Résumé But de l’étude On dispose de peu d’outils en langue française permettant d’évaluer le lien d’attachement de l’enfant à ses figures d’attachement autres que les parents et en période préscolaire. L’objectif de cette étude est la validation francophone du questionnaire portugais Perception des Comportements d’Attachement – version Professeurs...
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Although randomized interventions trials have been shown to reduce the incidence of disorganized attachment, no studies to date have identified the mechanisms of change responsible for such reductions. Maternal sensitivity has been assessed in various studies and shown to change with intervention, but in the only study to formally assess mediation,...
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Attachment theory in children’s social animator practice : reflection based on a participative observational study This article presents a reflection on children’s attachment in the context of their relationship with childcare professionals. We focus on the specific relationship between preschoolers (3-5 years-old) and their social animators. For t...
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Résumé Dans la littérature scientifique, la consommation de substances est souvent associée avec des facteurs biologiques, psychologiques et environnementaux. Quelques auteurs explorent aussi le lien de celle-ci avec les relations parent-enfant et les stratégies pour gérer des problèmes et réguler des émotions. La présente étude a pour objectif d’i...
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Cette étude porte sur les liens entre la sensibilité maternelle et la sécurité de l’attachement de l’enfant dans une population à risques multiples issue du projet d’intervention précoce à domicile CAPEDP.
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Home visiting, while a very popular method of early childhood intervention, is not effective for all eligible at-risk families. The relationship between the home visitor and the family is central to the success of this type of intervention. This study aims to investigate, through 1024 home visit case notes from a French home visiting program, the w...
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Introduction: Attachment is a long lasting emotional link established between infants and their caregivers. The quality of early relationships allows infants to safely explore their environment and contribute to the establishment of a broad range of social skills. Several intervention programs targeting infant attachment have been implemented in d...
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Soi and self-esteem in children : a systematic review of the literature This study aims to : a) analyze the different types of methodologies used to study the Self in children, in terms of their quality and potential and b) synthesize results in terms of the self/ self-esteem/self-concept in children. After establishing a strict inclusion and exclu...
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Good practice in individual supervision in the perinatal home-based CAPEDP mental health promotion program : the supervisees’ point of view on their supervisors’ best practice recommendations Individual supervision of home visiting professionals is a key element for the efficiency and efficacy of perinatal home visiting programs. Although studies h...
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Influence of daycare setting on attachment style of the child with his/her first year kindergarten teacher According to the attachment theory, the quality of care given from the birth by the parents or their substitutes allows the child to acquires the necessary self-confidence to develop cognitive and social skills. Methods were developed to estim...
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La recherche CAPEDP est une etude randomisee d’intervention preventive precoce des troubles de sante de la mere et de l’enfant basee sur des visites a domicile debutant durant le troisieme trimestre de grossesse et se poursuivant jusqu’aux deux ans de l’enfant. Nous presenterons les resultats concernant la depression maternelle (DPN) dont on connai...
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Preventing material and relational precariousness : caped , interventional research and action at home in perinatalityThe aim of the CAPEDP research was to prevent precocious parent-child interactional disorders thanks to a home-visiting program. Families were recruited depending on material and personal vulnerability. The intervention tools, a cal...
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Parmi les interventions préventives de la dépression post-natale qui se développent, certaines s’appuient sur le paradigme de l’intervention prolongée à domicile. Dans le projet CAPEDP, des psychologues ont rencontré 222 femmes depuis leur grossesse pendant 27 mois. Il a été montré (a) que cette intervention ne permettait pas de réduire l’incidence...
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attachment theory offers a pertinent theoretical framework for directing the professional practices of those involved in child protection. More particularly, in the case of care in an institution for young people it enables the role of each professional to be seen as a caregiver thus offering a new more secure attachment experience. For that, the s...
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Maternal separation anxiety and social development of the child The main goal of this study is to determine which are the effects of maternal anxiety on social development of the child, particularly on its social competencies. Data were gathered among 312 mothers with children in kindergarden. Two scales have been used : the Separation anxiety scal...
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Maternal sensitivity and infant attachment in a population at high psychosocial risk The quality of early interactions as well as of parental sensitivity to infant’s signals have a crucial impact on infant attachment security. The aim of this study was to examine maternal sensitivity and attachment security in a population at high psychosocial risk...
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The goal of this study was to measure the effects of a home‐based, preventive intervention on children's sustained social withdrawal behavior at 18 months of age. The Compétences parentales et Attachement dans la Petite Enfance: Diminution des risques liés aux troubles de santé mentale et Promotion de la résilience (CAPEDP) (Parental Skills and Att...
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Context: Postnatal maternal depression (PND) is a significant risk factor for infant mental health. Although often targeted alongside other factors in perinatal home-visiting programs with vulnerable families, little impact on PND has been observed. Objective: This study evaluates the impact on PND symptomatology of a multifocal perinatal home-v...
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Although France has one of the most generous health and social care systems for infant and maternal well-being in the Western world, professionals have been increasingly concerned by the rising number of children being referred for mental health problems. The present article describes the first home-visiting program in France to specifically target...
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The evolutionary rationale offered by Bowlby implies that secure base relationships are common in child-caregiver dyads and thus, child secure behavior observable across diverse social contexts and cultures. This study offers a test of the universality hypothesis. Trained observers in nine countries used the Attachment Q-set to describe the organiz...
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Emotion over-regulation in infancy has seldom been the focus of empirical research. This study analysed the specificities of over-regulation when compared with under-regulation (maladaptive) and adaptive regulation by testing its association with attachment, dyadic emotional interaction, and temperament. The sample consisted of 52 low-risk mother–i...
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Background Several studies suggest that the number of risk factors rather than their nature is key to mental health disorders in childhood. Method and design The objective of this multicentre randomized controlled parallel trial (PROBE methodology) is to assess the impact in a multi-risk French urban sample of a home-visiting program targeting chi...
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The paper presents a theoretical integration of the two major models about transmission of attachment disorganisation from parent to infant, reminding the central role of fear in Attachment theory. They describe the dissociative mechanism described by Main and Hesse and the emotional communication disruption elaborated by Lyons Ruth. They propose t...
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Les auteurs présentent l'intégration des deux modèles théoriques dominants actuels pour expliquer, du point de vue de la théorie de l'attachement, la transmission de l'attachement désorganisé, de la génération parentale à celle de l'enfant. Il s'agit du mécanisme dissociatif de Main et Hesse et de celui de rupture de la communication émotionnelle d...
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Ce travail décrit l’histoire de l’utilisation de l’image, d’abord en film, puis en vidéo, dans la psychologie du développement et dans l’avènement de la psychopathologie précoce, puis dans les applications cliniques thérapeutiques, préventives et de formation, en particulier à domicile et par l’usage de l’autovidéoscopie et souligne son importance...
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Implementation fidelity is a key issue in home-visiting programs as it determines a program's effectiveness in accomplishing its original goals. This paper seeks to evaluate fidelity in a 27-month program addressing maternal and child health which took place in France between 2006 and 2011. To evaluate implementation fidelity, home visit case notes...
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Abstract: Attachment is a long-term emotional link between infants and their mothers. Attachment quality influences subsequent psychosocial relationships, the ability to manage stress and, consequently, later mental health. Home intervention programmes targeting infant attachment have been implemented in several contexts with varying degrees of eff...
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Traditional psychoanalytic theories of early development have been put into question by developmental psychology, and particularly by attachment theory. Psychopathology appears to be more linked to interpersonal relationship problems rather than to intra-psychic conflict, as hypothesized in Freudian drive theory. Establishing synchrony between pare...
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The classical version of early development by psychoanalysis has been largely challenged by developmental psychology, and particularly by attachment theory. Psychopathology appears to be much more linked with a sequence of events involving interpersonal relationship disorders rather than with intra psychic conflicts, as hypothesised by drive theory...
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IntroductionPregnancy and emotional upheaval: risks and resiliencyThe psychological unfolding of pregnancyPsychopathology in pregnancyPrevention and early interventionCAPEDP-Attachment: a French project to promote parental skills and decrease disorganized attachmentReferences
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Development in infancy : evolution in ideas and dramatic changes Developmental psychology has been of a growing interest since the middle of the 20th century. Genetics, epistemology, cognitive sciences, clinical psychology and social psychology have provided specific models and theories to developmental psychologists. This paper summarizes the main...
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Developmental psychology has been of a growing interest since the middle of the 20th century. Genetics, epistemology, cognitive sciences, clinical psychology and social psychology have provided specific models and theories to developmental psychologists. This paper summarizes the main theories and applications of developmental psychology. Through t...
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Patients diagnosed with anorexia nervosa (n = 30) and bulimia nervosa (n = 27), their parents and therapists were recruited for this study aimed at examining differences between clinical groups and a control group (n = 35) in terms of attachment styles and perceptions of memories of parental rearing. Within the clinical groups, relations among thes...

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Projects (3)
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It is with great honor and privilege that the IAC Organizing Committee welcomes you all. This Conference will take place in Lisbon. Lisbon is famous for its hospitality and the family-like way it welcomes visitors. Therefore we hope you feel at home. We are looking forward to sharing and enriching work and scientific knowledge about attachment. We hope that this Conference can bring new contributions to our field. We will be waiting for you in July in Lisbon.
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Evaluate (RCT) for the first time in France the impact of a home visitation project led by psychologists and aimed at first time parents and their newborns. The 2-year intervention intended to promote secure attachment.
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Developing, implementing and evaluating a home-based early preventive intervention within the French public health system. This projects aims, within the French public health system to enhance the ability of the services to conduct home visitation in families with specific needs. The intervention objectives are broad and depends on a collaborative evaluation of the families' needs, conducted by the families themselves. However, attachment promotion, prevention of abuse and neglect, promotion of positive relationships within the families consitute shared objectives within the situations.