The Parent Infant Centre

it can be too late
but never too early

The Parent Infant Centre

Our North London Centre includes the Parent Infant Clinic and the School of Infant Mental Health.

The Clinic provides psychotherapy for children from their earliest months through to adolescence, including a special programme for the early signs of autism.

The School delivers training in infant mental health, including a UKCP-recognised professional training in parent infant psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

Parent Infant Clinic

Where parents bring their concerns

We are a private clinic based in London, which offers parent-infant, child, adolescent and family psychotherapy.

Our services include a specialist programme for children who show the early signs of autism.

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School of Infant Mental Health

Gain a skill or UKCP registration

Our London-based School delivers a UKCP-accredited training in parent infant psychoanalytic psychotherapy, plus a range of certificate and weekend courses. 

 Our training is available elsewhere in the UK or overseas via distance learning.

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Our help for parents

Parents know when their child is not developing as expected...There may be very clear signs such as poor sleep, refusal to eat, or clinginess. Or there may be more subtle concerns, such as a difficulty in soothing or bonding with your child.

At the Parent Infant Clinic we listen to parents' worries. Responding as soon as possible will help the child to reach its full potential.

New courses from the Centre

Do join us in our next two short weekend courses.

Fathers

March 25th 2017

Father and child

What role do fathers play in the early development of a child? How does the father's mental health and the nature of the early paternal relationship effect the child later in life?

This one-day seminar brings together researchers and clinicians from various disciplines to map out some answers to these questions.

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A different approach

May 13th/14th & 20th/21st

Mother and baby

Helping children who have special needs or autistic behaviours can be challenging and emotionally demanding. This course will explore a different approach that keeps the child and its relationships in mind.

This four-day course, over two weekends, is suitable for the parents of children with special needs or autistic behaviours, and for professionals who work with them.

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A different approach

May 13th/14th & 20th/21st

Mother and baby

Helping children who have special needs or autistic behaviours can be challenging and emotionally demanding. This course will clarify some of the misconceptions in working with children who have special needs and will explore a different approach that keeps the child and its relationships in mind.

The course is suitable for the parents of children with special needs and for professionals who work with them.

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Train with us

Train in London or online

The School of Infant Mental Health delivers a range of courses, including our Diploma in Parent Infant Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, a unique, UKCP-accredited training

Applications are now being accepted for the next intake into courses which start in late January 2017.

These courses include the Diploma in Parent Infant Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Certificate courses in Infant Development, Psychoanalysis and Infant Observation. 

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Autism and the brain's response to biological motion

Kristi Poppi - January 17th 2017

A recent study looked at brain responses to biological motion that may predict treatment outcome in young children with autism

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