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Infant-Parent Training Institute

What Can I Do with My Training?

The Infant Mental Health Fellowship trains professionals from diverse disciplines: psychiatry, psychology, social work, pediatrics, early childhood/childbirth/parent education, nursing, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.

Fellows make use of their training in equally wide-ranging ways in their roles as direct service providers, supervisors, administrators, and teachers within community agencies, private practices, hospitals, and government organizations.

With training in Infant-Parent Mental Health you can

  • Integrate new perspectives and skills into your current work with children, adults, and families
  • Create or expand your private practice to include or specialize in infants and new parents
  • Develop skills to move into a new position within your organization
  • Provide infant-parent psychotherapy and related direct services within mental health, early childhood, health, and hospital settings
  • Consult and supervise with providers and agencies in Early Intervention, Early Head Start, Healthy Families, and child care
  • Design and provide parent education programs for adult and teen parents and their children
  • Improve child welfare programs to include awareness of attachment within foster care and protective services
  • Advocate at the local, state, and national levels for legislation and services for infants, toddlers, and families
  • Teach courses and workshops in early development and infant-parent work
  • Become faculty at IPTI and other infant mental health training programs

What are fellowship graduates doing now?

  • Providing infant mental health consultation within urban health clinics and early intervention programs
  • Developing a program of early developmental guidance to parents of preemies in the NICU and at home
  • Providing training to child care providers, early intervention practitioners, and residential treatment staff
  • Offering specialized parent-infant/toddler work within private practice settings and community social service agencies
  • Teaching in infant mental health training programs
  • Integrating attachment theory and infant mental health principles into clinical work with older children and adults
  • Leading groups for mothers with postpartum depression

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

Some of the content of this page was taken from the Zero to Three website.

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