ITSIEY: An introduction to perinatal and infant mental health
7th January 2019 – 10th January 2019
- Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families Map
- 4 days
- 09:30 - 16:30
About this course
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. Normative development and disturbance in the development of the baby/young child are addressed from conception to age 5 taking into account the family, cultural and legislative contexts in which the child is raised. There is a focus on areas of development, including the brain, that are affected by trauma and disruptions in attachment relationships.
The module has been created to provide a developmental journey for students that models that of the transition to parenthood. The module builds on students’ knowledge and skills from conception through pregnancy, birth and the early years – considering the key issues in the parent-infant relationship up until the child is 5 years old.
The module will also consider practitioners’ roles in working with the parent fetus/infant/toddler relationship, within different contexts and cultures, and the use of observation skills and reflective practice to underpin evidence based practice.
Seminar 1: An introduction to perinatal and infant mental health
Seminar 2: Pregnancy and preparing for the transition to parenthood
Seminar 3: Birth and meeting the baby
Seminar 4: The interface of adult and child mental health and an introduction to attachment
Seminar 5: The neurobiology of parent-infant relationships in the early years
Seminar 6: Parent-infant interactions in the postnatal period: the inner and outer worlds of early infancy
Seminar 7: Parent-child interactions in the early years: the inner and outer worlds in toddlers
Seminar 8: Parent-infant observation: the theory and technique of direct observation and its relation to evidence based practice.
Who is this training suitable for?
ITSIEY is suitable for professionals working in the field of infant and perinatal mental health e.g. nurses, therapists, psychologists, family therapist, health visitors, social workers and psychiatrists. If you have any specific questions about the suitability of the module for your practice, please email email@example.com
About International Training School for Infancy and Early Years (ITSIEY)
ITSIEY is the winner of 2017 Maternal Mental Health Alliance Emma Cadywould Award for Perinatal Mental Health Education and Training, see our news story here.
See ITSIEY 2018/2019 course brochure here.
Delivered by a unique collaboration of internationally acclaimed Centres of Excellence (Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and Yale University Child Study Centre), the International Training School for Infancy and Early Years (ITSIEY) provides mental health professionals with expert-agreed standards of knowledge and skills to work confidently with infants (0-3) and their families. This exclusive training encompasses a range of theories “seamlessly interwoven into a shared conceptual framework” (student). The ecological model that is at the heart of its vision and curriculum uses most up to date knowledge of advances in neuroscience combined with strong clinical and research experience relevant to collaborative work with families. ITSIEY builds a forum for international cross pollination of knowledge, skills and research in the field of infancy and early years mental health for practitioners.
Currently ITSIEY offers the following modules:
- ITSIEY: An introduction to perinatal and infant mental health
- ITSIEY: Emotional Abuse in Infancy
- ITSIEY: Mentalizing in Practice; Working with Parents and Babies
- ITSIEY Specialist module: Parental Mental Illness
- ITSIEY Specialist: Reflective Supervision in Infant Mental Health: Holding the supervisee, child and family in mind
a 5% discount is available for students who book on more than one ITSIEY module at the same time. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to claim this offer.