An Introduction to Parent-Infant Psychotherapy
This course provides an introduction to infant and perinatal mental health theory, observation of interactions between caregivers and infants and working with the relationship between mothers, fathers and their infants.
An Introduction to Parent-Infant Psychotherapy’ is a once-a-week, 8-week training course that provides mental health professionals with an introduction to infant and perinatal mental health theory. It examines critical aspects of perinatal and infant mental health including the parent-infant relationship, attachment theory and infant development. The course includes learning to observe interactions between caregivers and infants and explores the earliest precursors of disordered attachment. Finally, it provides an introduction to the process of intervention through working with the relationship between mothers, fathers and their infants.
This course is for mental health professionals (psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers) wanting to provide therapeutic services to infants and parents.