Early years trainings and events
The Early Years and Prevention programme sits within our Clinical Division at the Anna Freud Centre. It comprises a multi-disciplinary team of mental health professionals, some with a background in psychoanalytic child psychotherapy, counselling, clinical and educational psychology. We have specialisms in parent-infant psychotherapy, video-based treatments, therapy for parents, carers and toddlers (in groups and individually) as well as other mentalization-based approaches. We are also developing and delivering specialised support for fathers in the perinatal period.
Other services available:
- Training to individuals and teams.
- Packages of individual and family assessment or therapy with babies, toddlers and their parents or carers; including those who have recently been adopted or in the process of adoption.
- Consultation to networks and organisations working in the early years.
- Supervision to teams and organisations working in the early years.
Mentalizing in Practice: Working with Parents and Infants
This course will explore Mentalizing and the importance of the parent/carer’s ability to mentalize effectively, to support the development of the infant’s mind, attachment to their parent/carer and capacity to reflect and to relate to others.
- 4 half days
Parent-Infant Relational Assessment Tool - PIRAT Global Scales Training
This course will teach the rationale for PIRAT and the techniques for its use. It will provide an overview of assessment measures in infant mental health.
- 3 days
Supervision in the Early Years
- 5 days (over a 4-month period)