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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)

  • Supervision in the Early Years

    This training is for professionals and clinicians working in infant and early-years mental health looking to take on a supervisory role.

Traumatic Bereavement: Supporting Children in Early Years Settings (2-6 years)

The course will provide an introduction to traumatic bereavement and practical approaches to identify, measure, and provide formulation-driven support. It will explore how to apply these approaches with young children in a therapeutic s...

Interpersonal Psychotherapy Training (IPT) - Perinatal

This six-day course provides introductory training for practitioners working in perinatal specialist services in Interpersonal Psychotherapy Training. Online – live and self-directed learning (Joining instructions will be sent to the e...

Introducing Mentalizing: 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 o...