Center for Early Relationship Support®

Infant-Parent Training Institute: Infant Mental Health Fellowship Certificate Program

The Fellowship is a part-time post-graduate program with course work and clinical experience offered over two years. Our Fellows and Faculty are a diverse group of clinical professionals, representing a range of disciplines, backgrounds, and personal/professional situations. The Fellowship draws on this richness to develop an environment for learning from each other in the context of open dialogue and self-reflection. Fellows are encouraged to share their thoughts, questions, and responses in class as we build a base of knowledge and collaboration.

Fellowship Year One: Infant-Parent Development Seminar; Integrative Seminar

Fellowship Year Two: Assessment and Intervention Seminar; Clinical Training and Supervision

Infant Observation Course: To be taken prior to enrolling or during Year One.

Students who successfully complete all three components meet the requirements for the Certificate in Infant Mental Health.

Time and Day

  • The Fellowship meets on alternate Friday mornings, 9:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. The Infant Observation Course meets after this from 1:45 - 3:45 p.m. There are 20 sessions from September to early June. 


  • Year One - $3,300
  • Year Two - $3,300
  • Infant Observation - $1,500

Download the Fellowship application form. [Word]

Download the Fellowship reference form.

For more information, call 781-647-JFCS (5327) or email your questions via our contact us page.

"What’s most significant is the confluence of readings, class discussions, and my clinical work. Threads and overlaps keep happening between what we’re reading, what we’re talking about, and what I’m experiencing and observing in my clinical work."
-IPTI Fellow
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