Principles and Practice of Psychoanalytic Parent-Infant Psychotherapy

12th February 2019 15th February 2019


Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families Map
3.5 days
1.00-5pm Day 1, 9.30-17.00 for all other days



Training price

Places available

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)

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

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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