Training Short courses Infant mental health: early intervention with under 5s and their parents Course name Infant Mental Health: Early Intervention with under 5s and their Parents Overview This course is a practical and theoretical introduction to some essential themes influencing emotional, cognitive and personality development in babies and young children in the context of their primary relationships and experiences. It aims to introduce a psychoanalytic way of thinking about parent – infant relationships, looking at why infant mental health matters, what promotes and what gets in the way of good infant mental health and cognitive development, and at the impact of adult mental health on parenting capacity, thus enhancing the skills of professionals working to promote infant mental health and development within the context of the Scottish Government’s Delivering for Today, Investing for Tomorrow programme, Chapter 3 — The Best Place to Grow Up and Learn. Aims & objectives To understand more about the mental processes underpinning parent – infant relationships. To explore why infant mental health matters, what promotes or hinders it. To introduce a psychoanalytic way of thinking about a child’s earliest primary relationship and experiences. To develop skills in observing and understanding the emotional, cognitive and personality development of babies and young children. To enable participants to reflect on their work with under 5s and their parents. To develop an understanding of psychodynamic theories and their application to work with infants and their parents. To develop skills in assessing, reviewing and evaluating work. Learning outcomes On completion of this course participants will have developed an understanding of: Essential themes in emotional, cognitive and personality development. Psychodynamic/psychoanalytic ways of thinking about parent - infant relationships. Common and more complex difficulties in parent - infant relationships. Their own professional role and clinical experiences. Course limit 10 participants Please note that spaces for all courses are limited to a certain number of participants to ensure an enhanced learning experience for everyone. Cost Please call us on 0141 331 2419 or email [email protected] if your organisation is interested in any of our short courses. The length and content can be tailored to suit the different requirements of each organisation. Course venue All courses can be delivered at the Human Development Scotland training suite in central Glasgow or at a clients’ workplace. How to book Contact us on 0141 331 2419 or [email protected] You may also be interested in: Short courses Professional training What is psychodynamic theory?