Principles and Practice of Psychoanalytic Parent-Infant Psychotherapy

7th February 2017 10th February 2017


The Anna Freud Centre Map
3.5 days
09:30 - 16:30 (Day 1 will start at 13:15)



Training fee

Places available

About this course

The training is based on the therapeutic model developed by The Anna Freud Centre Parent Infant Project, as described in their book The Practice of Psychoanalytic Parent-Infant Psychotherapy: Claiming the Baby (Routledge, London 2005)

Who is this course suitable for?

Professionals working with infants and their parents who are interested in developing specialist therapeutic skills in this area – child psychotherapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, social workers, psychiatric nurses and allied professions.

Aims of course

The aim of this course is to extend the understanding and skills particular to therapeutically-based, early intervention with attachment disorders. The course will examine the complexity of the work.


Each training day will include seminars and technique-based discussions, anchored in clinical video material.
The following topics will be addressed:

  • Theory and principles of psychoanalytic parent-infant psychotherapy
  • Engaging the family in parent-infant psychotherapy
  • Baby, parent/s and therapist – the therapeutic encounter
  • The process of ending in parent-infant psychotherapy
  • Working with ‘hard to reach’ high risk populations Therapeutic mother baby groups