Beulah Warren is a psychologist in private practice whose focus is on families and infants. Her work began over 40 years ago as a research psychologist with premature infants and their families. After training on the Brazelton Neonatal Behavioural Assessment Scale and becoming a trainer her clinical focus, whether in hospital or community settings, has been on helping parents see the unique qualities of their child, to better understand their own crucial role in their infant’s development and the significance of the emerging relationship with their infant.
Beulah has a passion for educating professionals and parents on the needs of children and on the importance of the infant-parent or infant-caregiver relationships. Much of her professional life now is providing clinical supervision and consultation to younger professionals in agencies and in the field of infant mental health encouraging and endorsing reflective practice.
Beulah was the inaugural Co-ordinator of the Master of Infant Mental Health program at the NSW Institute of Psychiatry and has contributed chapters to books for professionals and parents and, with Dr Bijou Blick, produced three films for parents and professionals on infant emotional and social development.
She was a foundation member of AAIMHI and served on the NSW Branch Management Committee for 30 years. Beulah is Past President of the Council of the Tresillian Family Care Centres.
In 2014, at the WAIMH Congress in Edinburgh she was awarded the WAIMH Award 2014 “for outstanding contribution to the World Association for Infant Mental Health and its Affiliates”.
However, Beulah’s greatest pleasure is enjoying the lives of our 8 grandchildren: A day spent playing with a four-year-old is magic.Contact Beulah Warren