The Parent Infant Centre

it can be too late
but never too early


Families: Complex beginnings

Saturday June 22nd 2019

Langorf Hotel, 20 Frognal, London NW3 6AG

11.30am - 4pm

The School of Infant Mental Health is pleased to present four workshops by clinicians and experts, who will present some particular areas of extreme interest for Parent-Infant Psychotherapy.

These workshops will explore the following topics:

  • Working with same-gender parents
  • Working with parents undertaking IVF
  • Supporting parents through the loss of a child
  • Supporting children with parents with mental health difficulties
Do join us for what will be a fascinating day.


Sarah Hagger-Holt - Understanding and supporting LGBT families
Sarah is Campaigns and Communities Manager at Stonewall, the LGBT equality charity. Sarah works to engage community groups in campaigning for legal rights and social acceptance for LGBT communities. 

Sarah is the author of ‘Pride and Joy: A guide for lesbian, gay, bi and trans parents’ (2017) and ‘Living It Out: A survival guide for lesbian, gay and bi Christians, their friends, families and churches’ (2009).

Liz Andersen - In the shadow of grief: Perinatal psychotherapy with women and families during a pregnancy following the death of a baby
Liz is a perinatal psychotherapist with the Perinatal Parent Infant Mental Health service at NELFT. She runs the birth trauma pathway there and also co-facilitates the perinatal loss network. 

In her previous NHS job, Liz worked in the maternity directorate of a general hospital where as well as offering perinatal psychotherapy, she responded to perinatal deaths on the labour ward and the NICU. Liz is a visiting lecturer at the Tavistock and at APPT, where she teaches infant observation.

Ann Herreboudt - Inconceivable: the journey through fertility investigations and treatments
Ann is a Psychoanalytic Parent Infant Psychotherapist and Pre & Perinatal Midwife. Her work begins at the process of pre-conception, often arising through fertility issues. She supports families throughout pregnancy and into the early postnatal years. 

As a midwife Ann's work is a combination of clinical pre- and peri-natal work, focusing on perinatal mental health and branching into parent-infant psychotherapy.

Dympna Cunnane - Parental mental illness and its impact on the children
Dympna is Chief Executive of the charity Our Time, which was set up to advocate for the 3.7 million (Children’s Commissioner Report 2018) children who live with and sometimes care for a parent(s) with a mental illness. 

Our Time has developed a way of working with these families that shows how relatively modest interventions can make a big difference to the affected children.

Venue: Langorf Hotel, 20 Frognal, London NW3 6AG

Cost: £95 (50% discount for NHS employees; 30% discount for students/trainees)

CPD: Credits available

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