Program Schedule

2016-2017 schedule

A total of 24 CEUs will be awarded for successful completion of the entire program.  Fellows are permitted to miss 24 program hours (slightly more than one program weekend) and still earn a certificate.

University of Massachusetts Boston
Infant-Parent Mental Health Postgraduate Certificate Program

2016-2017 Training Weekend Dates

January 28-31, 2016

March 4-6, 2016

May 13-15, 2016

July 22-24, 2016

September 16-18, 2016

November 4-6, 2016

January 27-29, 2017

March 3-5, 2017

May 5-7, 2017

July 2017 TBA

September 15-17, 2017

November 2-5, 2017
Colloquium Weekend

Program Commencement: Introduction to Core Faculty and Theoretical Foundations of Program

  • Ed Tronick, PhD
  • Dorothy Richardson, PhD
  • Marilyn Davillier, LCSW
  • Alexandra Harrison, MD

Luminary Faculty will be similar to past programs, which included:

  • T. Berry Brazelton, MD (Guest Faculty at 3 sessions)
  • Kevin Nugent, PhD and Jayne Singer, PhD NBO Training and Touchpoints
  • Dan Siegel, PhD, (via remote video-conference) Toward and Interpersonal Neurobiology of the Developing Mind
  • Peter Fonagy, PhD, The Development of Mentalization and Mentalization-Based Treatment
  • Bruce Perry, PhD, Neurobiology & Trauma; Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT)
  • Deborah Bauch, MA, OTR/L, Sensory Integration, FAES and DIR Floortime Model Overview
  • Charles Zeanah, MD, Relationship-Based Assessment in Infant Mental Health / “Working Model of the Child Interview”
  • Joyce Maguire Pavao, PhD, Adoption throughout the Lifespan
  • Alexandra Harrison, MD, El Salvadorian Orphanage Project
  • Lynne Murray PhD and Peter Cooper, PhD, Therapeutic Family Interventions with Postpartum Depression in the UK
  • Lee Cohen, MD and April Hirschberg, MD, Advances in Postpartum Mental Health
  • Ed Tronick, PhD, Overview of research on infant outcomes
  • Alice Carter, PhD, Overview of Social Communication Disorders in Infants and Toddlers; Overview of Anxiety Disorders
  • Sally Rogers, PhD,  Therapeutic Interventions with Autism Spectrum Disorders & Early Start Denver Model of Assessment
  • Beatrice Beebe, PhD, Micro-analytic Videos of Parent-Infant Interaction
  • Joy Osofsky, PhD, Parent-Infant Psychotherapy and Court-Based Model of Intervention
  • George Downing, PhD, Video Intervention Therapy (VIT)
  • Carole Gammer, PhD, Voice of the Child in Family Systems Therapy
  • Alexandra Harrison, MD, Parent-Child Consultation Model
  • Jeanne Twomey, PhD, Infant Regulatory Disorders (Colic, Sleep and Feeding Problems)
  • Kristie Brandt, PhD, Overview and Clinical Applications of NCAST Parent-Child Interaction Scales
  • Serena Wieder, PhD, The Development of Symbolic Communication; Implications for Therapeutic Interventions"
  • Connie Lillas, PhD, MFT, RN, A Neurorelational Framework for Interdisciplinary Practice in Infant-Parent Mental Health"
  • DC:0-3R Training
  • Dorothy Richardson, PhD, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation to Group Care Settings

Join our next cohort in January 2018!

The next IPMH fellowship will begin in January 2018. If you're interested in joining the cohort, please email Applications will be available in spring 2017. We will accept fellows on a rolling basis until the class is filled, after which time, a waiting list will be compiled of qualified applicants.