Department of Psychiatry
MPhil Infant Mental Health
The Infant Mental Health (IMH) program is designed to equip clinicians with knowledge, insights, and skills necessary for working with children 0 to 36 months. It suits, but is not limited to, professionals who are mental health, special education, child welfare, social service and childcare providers as well as supervisors of these direct-service providers.
The modules introduce trainees to the field and facilitate development of clinical skills, including observing, thinking, and reflecting while working with infants and their caregivers in family and social set-ups with the aim of producing clinicians adept at identifying early risk processes leading to childhood psychopathology.
Please note: Applications for 2021 are now open. Submission deadlines EXTENDED to 15 July 2020.
Modules and credit values
|Infant Development and Assessment||871(10)|
|Family and Social Contexts||872(10)|
|Disorders in Infancy||873(10)|
First and Second year
|Research Assignment (Infant Mental Health)||881(60)|
Programme coordinator: Dr Anusha Lachman
Tel: (021) 938 4573