International Training School for Infancy and Early Years (ITSIEY) Courses

  • An Introduction to Perinatal and Infant Mental Health

    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. 

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  • Mentalizing in Practice; Working with Parents and Babies

    This module aims to enhance clinical practice by drawing on psychoanalytic and mentalization research and clinical work to encourage reflectiveness. It considers ideas and skills to increase reflectiveness in self and other - the practitioner, the team and workplace, and parents of babies.

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  • Early Intervention Skills to Enhance Parent Infant Relationships

    This course has been created to offer professionals who have contact with parents and infants evidence-based skills for enhancing parent-infant relationships, which can be incorporated in their day to day work. Participants will learn to recognise difficulties in parent-infant relating and will be taught essential skills to help parents recognise their infants’ cues, to promote baby-led play and to tune into their infant’s emotional states (mind-mindedness).

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  • Neuroscience: its relevance to work with parents, infants & young children

    This course will equip professionals with up to date knowledge of neuroscience and the relevance of this knowledge to work with parents, infants and young children.  It covers three areas crucial to healthy emotional development in infancy: playfulness, empathy and emotional regulation. Participants will learn what neuroscience has discovered about these three areas and, through case discussion and case examples, learn how this knowledge is relevant to the choice and use of interventions for working with parents, infants and young children. 

  • Reflective Supervision in Infant Mental Health (0 - 24 months): Holding the supervisee, child and family in mind

    This exciting new training is designed for practitioners working in Infant Mental Health who wish to take on a supervisory role or develop their skills in this area.

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  • Parental Mental Illness

    This module will explore in-depth the complex subject of parental mental illness. Seminars and practice based workshops which aim to embed understanding and help you apply these skills to your work setting. We will look at the adverse impact parental mental illness can have on a baby’s development, and ways for different professional roles to work together to provide a metaphorical safety net to help the most at risk parents and babies/toddlers. This specialist module promotes a systemic approach to understanding the complex interactions between mentally ill parents, their families, their babies, and the practitioners involved in their care. 

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  • Recognising Risk to Infants

    This course is run by professionals who have expertise in the field of assessing parent-infant relationships and report writing for the family courts. The course will equip practitioners with knowledge about identifying risk to infants: from the parent’s state of mind, in the baby’s presentation and in the dynamics between parent and infant. The course will be helpful to all practitioners in the field of infant mental health who need to write informed reports about risk to infants.

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  • Training Courses 2020

    ITSIEY is being responsive to the Covid-19 crisis and all our courses are taking place online.

    Mentalizing in Practice; Working with Parents and Babies - 7th-8th September 

    An introduction to perinatal and infant mental health - 21st-24th September 

    Parental Mental Illness - 28th-29th September, 28th-29th October, 17th-18th November

    Recognizing Risk to Infants - 5th-8th October

    Reflective Supervision in Infant Mental Health: Holding the supervisee, child and family in mind - 12th-15th October (plus 4 supervisions 11th November, 2nd December, 13th January 2021, 10th February 2021)

    Early Intervention Skills to Enhance Parent Infant Relationships - 9th-11th November. Within this course each module can be booked on to separately if you do not wish to attend all three days:

    Recognising Infant Cues for Sleeping, Feeding and Soothing   - 9th November

    Facilitating Baby Led Play in Parent-Infant Relationships - 10th November

    Promoting Playfulness between Parents and their Infant - 11th November

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