About this course

The training is based on the therapeutic model developed by Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families' Parent-Infant Project, as described in their book The practice of psychoanalytic parent-infant psychotherapy (Routledge, 2nd edition, London, 2015).

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Who is this course suitable for?

Professionals working with infants and their parents who are interested in developing specialist therapeutic skills in this area – child psychotherapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, social workers, psychiatric nurses and allied professions.

Aims of course

The aim of this course is to extend the understanding and skills particular to therapeutically-based, early intervention with attachment disorders. The course will examine the complexity of the work.


Each training day will include seminars and technique-based discussions, anchored in clinical video material. The following topics will be addressed:

  • Theory and principles of psychoanalytic parent-infant psychotherapy
  • Engaging the family in parent-infant psychotherapy
  • Baby, parent/s and therapist – the therapeutic encounter
  • The process of ending in parent-infant psychotherapy
  • Working with ‘hard to reach’ high risk populations
  • Therapeutic mother baby groups
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. 

Before the training, please test your equipment is working by going to and follow the instructions.


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12th October 2021 - 15th October 2021
  • Online (joining instructions will be shared with registrants close to the event)
  • 3.5 days
  • 13:00 - 17:00 Day 1; 09:30 - 17:00 for all other days (UK time)

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