9th March 2020 11th March 2020

Day 4 will take place on 10th June 2020, please see dates for supervision sessions below


Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families Map
2.5 consecutive days and 0.5 day follow up (plus 4 supervisions for non-IAPT attendees)
09:30 - 16:30 Day 3 and 4 will finish at 13:00



Course fee


Course fee for CYP IAPT only

About this course

This exciting new training is designed for practitioners working in Infant Mental Health who wish to take on a supervisory role. Infant Mental Health (or 0-5s) is a unique area of practice where clinicians simultaneously address the needs of the infant and wider family, whilst holding the needs of the infant in the centre of their practice. It is also well documented that it is an area of work that can be particularly emotionally taxing because of the vulnerability of the baby and the rawness of emotions in the perinatal period.  Supervision of this area of practice therefore requires an additional skill set to enable supervisors to support supervisees to develop complex formulation and treatment plans, as well as to reflect on supervisees own experiences and emotional resonances. Through seminars and discussion groups supervisors in training will have the opportunity to reflect on and develop their supervisory practice. Participants will be allocated to workshops according to levels of knowledge/experience.

Aims of the course?

  • To develop a pathway for experienced IMH practitioners to move into supervision roles
  • To equip IMH supervisors with knowledge and skills particular to Reflective Supervision in IMH
  • To embed the knowledge and skills in their practice as supervisors

Who is this training suitable for?

This course is suitable for allied mental health professionals working in the field of infant mental health who meet the following requirements:

  • A core professional training for work with infants (aged 0-5)
  • 2 years’ intensive  practice experience working in Early Years (0-5s, with at least some experience with 0-2s)
  • Experience of multi-agency working with babies/young children, including knowledge and awareness of safeguarding practice
  • Experience of consulting and/or supervising to other staff
  • Ability to present training cases within the workshops

If you have any specific questions about the suitability of the module for your practice, please email helena.miles@annafreud.org

See video feedback from a recent course participant.

CYP IAPT Supervisors

ITSIEY is partnering with CYP IAPT to develop supervisory capacity for 0-5s. This is in collaboration with the CYP IAPT 0-5s module and with the aim of services increasing their work with 0-5s.  If your service can commit to taking a CYP IAPT 0-5s trainee from 2019 CYP IAPT may able to cover your fees for this course.

This course can be a standalone course for more experienced supervisors wishing to develop their 0-5s specific supervision practice. For new supervisors we require them to also undertake the CYP IAPT 0-5s supervisor module which begins in 2019 and has work discussion groups throughout the year. Please indicate your chosen pathway in your application form and evidence your supervision experience if you would like to undertake this as a standalone course.

For further information about the CYP IAPT 0-5s practitioner programme please click here

All attendees will be required to attend 4 x 2 or 2.5hr supervision sessions (14:30 - 17:00) as part of the training on the following dates:

- 1st April 14:30 - 17:00

- 6th May 14:30 - 17:00

- 8th July 14:30 - 17:00

- 16th September 14:30 - 17:00

How to apply?

Please fill in the application form and return to helena.miles@annafreud.org by 14th February 2020.


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.

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.

See ITSIEY 2019 course brochure here.

Currently ITSIEY offers the following modules:


Special Offer

a 5% discount is available for students who book on more than one ITSIEY module at the same time. Please contact helena.miles@annafreud.org to claim this offer.