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SPECIAL EXTENSION PROGRAM SEMINARS – MODULE II: Advanced Infant-Parent Psychotherapy (IPP). Work-Study Seminar for Child And Adult Therapists.

Infant Mental Health Studies

Coordinator: Elizabeth Tuters

Seminar Leaders: Elizabeth Tuters, Sally Doulis

Thursday, 9:15 am – 10:45 am: September 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, December 6, 13, 2018; January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 28, March 7, 28, April 4, 11, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 2019 (30 seminars)

Fees: $720 (Registration closed. Seminar is fully subscribed.)

Preregistration is required.


Preferred Requirements – Participants must have taken the Module I training (Introduction to Infant-Parent Psychotherapy).

This seminar will take the form of a Work Study seminar to teach about the principles involved in Infant-Parent Psychotherapy, which is a dyadic relational therapy involving the child and parent and the third – the therapist. In the beginning weeks the principles of IPP will be taught; how to assess, formulate and plan treatment, using this IPP model. IPP is a model developed by the leaders at the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre, (now Sick Kids Center for Community Mental Health), Elizabeth Tuters and Sally Doulis, to treat troubled infants/child-parent relationships, due to the challenges of emotional regulation, i.e. sleep, feeding, withdrawal, anger.

Each participant eventually is expected to have a case of infant-parent relational difficulties. These will be used for discussion and reflection within the group, and will be presented in rotation. Didactic material will also be recommended.

(This seminar is part of the Infant Mental Health Studies Certificate program).

Elizabeth Tuters, MSW, RSW, Dip. TCPP, FIPA

Elizabeth Tuters, MSW, RSW, Dip. TCPP, FIPA, Child/Adult Psychoanalyst in Private Practice. Former Team Leader, Infant Program, Sick Kids Community Mental Health Clinic (formerly the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre), Officer, Board of Directors; Canadian Association of Psychoanalytic Child Therapists, Faculty/Supervisor CICAPP, Faculty TPS&I.

Sally Doulis, MSW, RSW, Dip. TCPP

Sally Doulis, MSW, RSW, Dip. TCPP, Child/Adolescent/Adult Psychotherapist; Team member, Infant/Family Program, Sick Kids Community Mental Health Clinic (formerly the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre), Officer, Board of Directors, Canadian Association of Psychoanalytic Child Therapists, Faculty/Supervisor CICAPP; Guest of the TPS.

The Overall Learning Objectives of the Extension Program

At the end of each course:

  1. Participants should have a clearer psychoanalytic perspective in their work with clients.
  2. Participants will have been guided to read current sources of psychoanalytic literature to understand the material in the course.
  3. Participants will be made more aware of different theoretical schools of psychoanalytic thinking and their application.

The Extension Courses are eligible for Section 1 CME credits (0.5 credits/hour).

Full-time students in universities and colleges, and mental-health trainees are eligible for a 25% reduction in course fees. Proof of 2018/2019 status needs to be provided. Please contact the tps&i directly to register at a discount. Refunds must be requested in writing two weeks prior to the beginning of a course. A handling fee of $30 will be retained. After these two weeks, fees cannot be returned.

** Distance Participation – Priority will be given to those outside Metro Toronto area.

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