Parent-Infant Practitioner Training

This training course will provide an overview of understanding parent infant relationships and infant development.
The programme draws on psychoanalytic theory, attachment theory, neuroscience and theories of inter subjectivity. There will be opportunities to present cases for discussion and for the participant to develop their own reflective practice. PIP trainees will join the Parent Infant Therapist (PIT) training programme for these seminars, covering areas such as attachment; ghosts in the nursery; assessing parent infant relationships; watch, wait and wonder; working with groups; working with fathers and couples and early development.


Upon successful completion of the course you will be presented with an OXPIP Parent Infant Practitioner Certificate.

All OXPIP training is APPCIOS endorsed and contributes towards APPCIOS accreditation.


Who is the training suitable for?

Early years professionals, health visitors and social workers who want to increase their knowledge and skills in working with parents and infants.


What are the requirements?

This course is aimed at people currently working in early years settings and who are looking to enhance their understanding of parents and babies.


Time Commitment

To begin in January 2019.

  • A one-year training over 3 terms.

  • Each training day will run from 9.30 - 3pm

  • Each term will include 3 supervised working discussion groups with other parent infant practitioners - 1.5 hours each

  • Approximately 18 teaching seminars over the 3 terms, each seminar lasting 1.5 hours

  • The course fee includes free places for trainees on up to six OXPIP public lectures

  • After completion of the course, 2 additional group sessions are held to consolidate learning

Training days will run from our offices in Kidlington. Find out how to find us here.


The cost of this training is £2,000.


Please note we charge a £50 non-refundable application fee, which should be sent immediately via cheque (made out to OXPIP) with your application form. We will be unable to proceed with your application until payment has been received. Upon invitation to interview, we will also charge an interview/processing fee of £75.


We will not be running this course in 2019 but expect to do so in 2020.

Please see details of our other Extended Courses, which may interest you, particularly our Associates Programme and Infant Observation Training that are running in 2019.

If you are interested in attending several of our short courses and public lectures over an 18 month period - a similar programme to PIP - we can offer you a discounted rate with our OXPIP Training Voucher. For more information please click here.

Please get in touch if you have any questions.

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