Infant Mental Health Master Class – Keeping the Baby in Mind

2-DAY Infant & Perinatal Mental Health Master Class: Keeping the Baby in Mind & Perinatal Women

Monday, February 05, 2018

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2-DAY Infant Mental Health Master Class:
February 5th and 6th 2018

Keeping the Baby in Mind
Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice in Infant Mental Health – Hotel Kilkenny

This is a 2 Day Programme for practitioners who have developed a
familiarity regarding the practice of infant mental health and now wish to
develop their clinical skills to consolidate their practice.
“Today, we are in possession of a vast scientific treasure, a
treasure that should be returned to babies and their families
as a gift from science” (Fraiberg, 1980)

Learning Objectives include:

• Understand the science of early development and its contribution to frontline practice
• Consolidate understanding of the importance of the baby’s earlycaregiving relationships and the role of the surrounding environment
• Recognise what promotes, supports and challenges the babycaregiverrelationships during pre-, peri- and post-natal periods andup to the three year developmental period
• Strengthen knowledge base regarding the developmental tasks of attachment and emotional regulation during the infant and toddler stages of development
• Translate and Integrate Infant Mental Health principles (IMH) into practice
• Establish frameworks for IMH Reflection and Reflective Practive

Supervision Facilitators:
Catherine Maguire is a Senior Clinical Psychologist and Infant Mental
Health Specialist & Clinical Mentor IMH-E®(IV) with 21 years experience
in Child and Family Psychology Services. She completed her infant mental
health training and endorsement with the Michigan Association for Infant
Mental Health. Her clinical specialisation includes the development and
establishment of infant mental health service frameworks and building
workforce capacity. Her current work is focussed on the integration of
infant mental health strategies into frontline service delivery .
Mairéad Carolan is a Senior Clinical Psychologist with over 26 years
experience in mental health services. She has a particular interest and
experience in working with mothers with post-natal depression and
anxiety. Her area of specialisation is in the interface between Infant
Mental Health and Adult Mental Health. She has been a member of the
North Cork Infant Mental Health Network for over 10 years.

Booking Details:
Book via EventBrite- search ‘I-AIMH 2 Day Masterclass in Infant
Mental Health’ or click on the following link:

Should you require further information please contact us on

Starts: 5 February 2018 09:30
Ends: 6 February 2018 16:30
Location: Hotel Kilkenny

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