The School of Infant Mental Health

Accredited Child Mental Health Training in London

The School of Infant Mental Health delivers a range of training for professionals who work with infants, young children and their parents.

The School is based in London, but most of its courses can be undertaken online, from elsewhere in the UK or overseas

The London-based School was established in 1990 as the first institution in the UK to provide professional training in this field. For 30 years the School has provided training, clinical practice, expertise and research under the pioneering vision of Dr Stella Acquarone.

Click here for a short introduction to the School by Dr Acquarone.

Diploma in Parent Infant Psychoanalytic

Qualify As a UKCP-Registered Psychotherapist 

The School of Infant Mental Health delivers a unique, UKCP-accredited training in Parent Infant Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.

This is a thorough professional training that is available either at our base in North London or online via the internet. There are two intakes each year, in January and September.

Certificate courses in Infant Mental Health or Psychoanalysis

Continue Your Professional Development

The School provides a range of one and two year certificate courses concerned with infant mental health, psychoanalysis and related topics.
As well as being of general interest, these courses can be used for continuing professional development or as part of a portfolio of training. 

Certificate in Infant Observation

Continue Your Professional Development  

There are occasional vacancies in the School's ongoing infant observation groups. A one or two year infant observation is a well-established way to deepen an understanding of human development and to strengthen the skills of observation and self-reflection.

Commission our training

Increase Your Team's Skills

The School delivers bespoke training in infant mental health, parent infant psychotherapy and related fields. This training is ideal for staff teams or for other groups of interested professionals.

Bespoke training can be delivered at the School's London base, at a host agency or online. This 'training that travels' has been delivered throughout the UK and overseas.