This training will take place online, and details of how to join will be shared with registrants close to the event.

The 2020 PIPP International Study day will take place on 5th November 2020

Loss in the Perinatal period: working with loss in Parent Infant Psychotherapy

The PPIP Study Day is a day for psychoanalytic Parent infant therapists to discuss clinical cases in a detailed way, with filmed session material presented for in-depth discussion and reflection.  The use of filmed material allows the participants to develop further insight and build upon their observational and analytic skills.

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The aims of the course are:-

  • To contribute to professional development.
  • To reach out to other practitioners and share best practice and enrich the profession by discussion and an exchange of ideas.
  • To further create and maintain existing local, national and international partnerships with other PPIP therapists, teams, training institutions and authors/ researchers in the field.
  • To foster progress and innovation in PPIP

Who is this course suitable for?

Psychoanalytically trained psychotherapists working in the Early years (infancy- with a focus primarily on 0-12 months).

Speakers include:

Claudia de Campos, Parent Infant Psychotherapist, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist (ACP), (PPIP, The Anna Freud Centre, London)

Title: A baby’s contribution in the development of maternal identity and recovery from their shared trauma.

This paper will explore how this baby who was born prematurely at 26 weeks gestation went on to help his mother to recover from their shared trauma. I will be looking at the processes that enabled recovery, not least the relationship between mother, baby and the therapist. I will be also touching on intergenerational factors and the role of ‘angels’ in the nursery. We will be looking at videoclips to explore the interaction between mother, baby and therapist.

Antonia Llairo,  Clinical Psychologist, psychotherapist & Psychoanalyst SEP-IPA. Clinical Director of Bruc Salut, Barcelona, Spain


Marta Gomà, Psychotherapist. Research Director of Bruc Salut, Barcelona, Spain. 

To illustrate Parenthood Centered Psychotherapy, we talk through the case of Silvia and her baby Mark. Mark is a lively baby who, as we will see in the video clips, emerges as the orchestrator of the session. Although he can't talk, he's an expert communicator. Silvia's experience of loss acts as a barrier to her having space for Mark and her husband. We will see how PCP helps her to overcome her fears. Has the gaze, and the maternal representations changed with respect to her baby at the end of the therapy?

System requirements for online training

The online platform Zoom will be used to deliver this training. Prior to booking on, please ensure you meet the system requirements so you're able to join this training. 

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