Perinatal and Infant
The Perinatal and Infant Mental Health specialisation has been designed to develop knowledge and advanced skills to work with infants, parents and their families. Perinatal and infant mental health is an interdisciplinary field focused on parent wellbeing and the development of infants from birth to three years. It is a significant period that shapes family functioning and a child's capacity for emotion regulation, learning and resilience throughout life.
The Perinatal and Infant Mental Health specialisation takes a relationship focused approach to assessment, formulation and intervention that keeps diversity in mind. Learning experiences include work-integrated learning and in vivo observations of infant parent interaction supported by reflective practice and supervision.
Further information on the Applied Mental Health Studies program including study mode and other specialisations can be accessed at the Applied Mental Health Studies Overview webpage.