1 day

About this course

The AFNCCF will be providing a series of study days as part of therapists’ continuing professional development (CPD) in parent infant psychotherapy. 

The series is positioned to explore in-depth central clinical concepts and the issues that arise in relation to these in the therapy.

Drawing upon the expertise of nationally and internationally acclaimed analytic practitioners we hope to attract a larger pool of professionals working with infants and parents who may be interested and experienced in a combined dynamic/attachment approach in therapy.

The theme of the first study day is: 'Gaze avoidance in infants – possible meanings for the infant and parent'.

Learning outcomes:

  • Ability to recognise the phenomena of avoidance in infants
  • Ability to create hypotheses about its meaning for the infant, the parent and the therapist
  • Therapeutic technique in cases of gaze avoidance

Attendees will be invited volunteer to prepare a case for presentation and supervision.

Aims of course 

The aim is to develop practice among those who work psychodynamically with infants and parents by bringing together current research and thinking and their application in practice.

Who is this course suitable for?

  • Graduates and 2nd year trainees of the PPIP training at the AFNCCF
  • Psychologists and child psychotherapists in PIP posts in the NHS
  • Professionals working therapeutically with infants and their families

Special Offer 

We have two reduced-fee places (£170) available for Learning Network members. If you are a member of the network and would like to claim a place please e-mail