ITSIEY Module 1: An introduction to perinatal and infant mental health
8th January 2018 – 11th January 2018
- Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families Map
- 4 days
- 09:30 - 16:30
About this course
This module introduces students to the field of perinatal, infant and early years’ mental health. It draws on neurobiology and developmental research, attachment, systems, psychodynamic theory and clinical work, to give students a cutting edge knowledge-base about early development of the infant and young child. Normative development and disturbance in the development of the baby/young child are addressed from conception to age 5 taking into account the family, cultural and legislative contexts in which the child is raised. There is a focus on areas of development, including the brain, that are affected by trauma and disruptions in attachment relationships.
The module has been created to provide a developmental journey for students that models that of the transition to parenthood. The module builds on students’ knowledge and skills from conception through pregnancy, birth and the early years – considering the key issues in the parent-infant relationship up until the child is 5 years old.
The module will also consider practitioners’ roles in working with the parent fetus/infant/toddler relationship, within different contexts and cultures, and the use of observation skills and reflective practice to underpin evidence based practice.
Seminar 1: An introduction to perinatal and infant mental health
Seminar 2: Pregnancy and preparing for the transition to parenthood
Seminar 3: Birth and meeting the baby
Seminar 4: The interface of adult and child mental health and an introduction to attachment
Seminar 5: The neurobiology of parent-infant relationships in the early years
Seminar 6: Parent-infant interactions in the postnatal period: the inner and outer worlds of early infancy
Seminar 7: Parent-child interactions in the early years: the inner and outer worlds in toddlers
Seminar 8: Parent-infant observation: the theory and technique of direct observation and its relation to evidence based practice.
Who is this training suitable for?
ITSIEY is suitable for allied mental health professionals working in the field of infant mental health e.g. nurses, therapists, psychologists, family therapist and psychiatrists. If you have any specific questions about the suitability of the module for your practice, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
About International Training School for Infancy and Early Years (ITSIEY)
The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (UK), the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust (UK) and Yale University Child Study Centre (USA) have formed a unique collaboration in establishing the International Training School in Infancy and Early Years (ITSIEY). ITSIEY opened its doors to students in January 2012 and take up from students across a range of disciplines has been good. The modules are running in the UK (London) and USA (New Haven) sites.
Itsiey offers 4 modules in 2017:
Module 1: An introduction to perinatal and infant mental health (compulsory*)
Module 2: The Developing Infant, the Couple and the Family: Understanding Relationships within a Social and Cultural Context
Module 3: Assessing and Formulating Risk and Resilience in Perinatal and Infant Mental Health
Module 5: Mentalizing in Practice; Working with Parents and Babies
Module 1 is the core, required module for the ITSIEY programme and a requirement to participate in the subsequent modules 2 and 3.
In some cases if potential students feel confident that their existing experience and training would already prepare them to undertake modules 2 and 3 without Module 1 then we ask you to complete the APEL Form.
a 5% discount is available for students who book on more than one ITSIEY module.
Events quick search
- ITSIEY Module 2: The Developing Infant, the Couple and the Family: Understanding Relationships within a Social and Cultural Context
- ITSIEY Module 3: Assessing and Formulating Risk and Resilience in Perinatal and Infant Mental Health
- ITSIEY Module 4: Parent-Infant and Systemic Observation Skills: the Role of Observation in Clinical Practice
- ITSIEY Module 5: Mentalizing in Practice; Working with Parents and Babies
- ITSIEY Specialist Module A: Parental Mental Illness