The Infant-Parent Training Institute (IPTI) is one of the leading institutions in New England offering integrated clinical and theoretical training in infant mental health. Our courses help professionals hone their skills across many disciplines and expertise areas.

Our courses offer a range of training opportunities to explore the intersection of theory and clinical practice, develop new skills, and build a collegial network through the exploration of the earliest relationships of infants, parents, and caregivers. Central to all of our offerings are opportunities for observation and reflection and an understanding of the connection between development and relationships, community, and culture.

We provide training to professionals from multiple disciplines including social work, psychology, counseling, psychiatry, pediatrics, early education/child care, nursing, and allied health fields. Training with IPTI will allow you to integrate the core concepts of early relational development and intervention into your work whether in direct care, supervision/consultation, teaching, or policy.

Our training program is part of the Center for Early Relationship Support® (CERS), the home for a range of direct service programs for new parents and young children. The connection between IPTI and CERS mirrors our commitment to linking state-of-the-art knowledge with high quality service delivery. Common to all our programs and trainings is the belief that nurturing, reflective relationships promote optimal learning and growth.

Infant-Parent Training Institute

View courses and speaker series from experts in infant mental health and parent relationships. Learn how you can grow and improve your own skillset as a health professional.

Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

Learn more about IECMHC, a trauma informed prevention-based service that pairs a mental health consultant with caregivers of infants and young children.

Diversity in Care Training Program: Equity Focused Training in Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

IPTI at the Center for Early Relationship Support is offering a new, comprehensive training program in Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) for providers of color.

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Why study with IPTI?

The Infant-Parent Training Institute is a Training Affiliate of the Cambridge Health Alliance Department of Psychiatry, which is a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.

For more information, contact us at or 781-693-5652.