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. 
  • 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)
  • Cost of Living: Supporting Families in the Early Years

    Please join us for this important webinar as our panel reflect on what the cost of living crisis means for children in the early years, their families and early years providers.

    • Online – live via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 23rd February 2023
    • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 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.

    • Online – live via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 1st March 2023 - 9th March 2023
    • 4 half days

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