Infant Observation Opportunity 2021.
Hello Expecting Mums or anyone who has friends or knows someone expecting. Firstly congratulations on all of your bundles of joy who will be arriving soon ( if you are pregnant 🙂
Hope you are all well and staying safe.
I do not have kids yet myself but I am an aspiring child psychotherapist in need of some help from the mum community. I am 22 years of age and have just finished my BSc in Psychology and I am currently studying a Masters Degree in Psychodynamics of Human Development at Birbeck University in association with the British Psychotherapy Foundation , as I aspire to become a Child & adolescent Psychotherapist.
An essential component of the degree is infant observations which all aspiring psychotherapist are required to do. This will involve me observing a baby and their family in their day-to-day environment once a week, one hour per session, for two years ( from birth( upto 6 weeks) till around 2 years of age) excluding any holidays, other life commitments etc as I understand people are busy so I am very accommodating and adjustments can be made.
I will be more than willing to arrange an initial meeting with you to explain the details. Due to the Covid-19 situation, the initial meeting and the subsequent infant observation process will be arranged online (Skype, Zoom etc). The observational process is non-directive, non-interventional. I will be like a listener rather than a teacher/instructor. With your assistance, the study will have an opportunity to learn from your emotional attunement with your baby in a day-to-day family environment. This project is completely voluntary & the details of the observational process will be kept strictly confidential. I have a Enhanced child and adult DBS on request.
I understand this is a big ask but I would be very appreciative as fulfilling this degree is so important to me and my development as a Child Psychotherapist. Any questions or queries regarding this opportunity, please do not hesitate to send me a message on next door, Facebook or email me. Even if this not something you would necessarily be interested in , if you could pass this on to friends and family i would be extremely grateful.
Parents who have previous been involved have felt this was a great opportunity for them to contribute to a better understanding of how infant/mother relationship unfolds so as to help improve dysfunctional or disturbing relationships of other infants and their mothers/carers. We can’t help mothers/carers and infants in distress without first understanding the healthy development of that relationship.
I will be able to provide any official documentation from my university and any other information you required. I have been searching since September and haven’t had any luck so far – so any one who can share the word, I would appreciate it.
Have A Good Week everyone !
Spread the Love.
Founded in October 2016, the Beckenham Forum is an online meeting place for the residents of Beckenham to share their knowledge and experiences of life in the area.
The Beckenham Forum is not a faceless franchise based in California, we are a local couple living in Village Way, Beckenham.
We created the forum because we believe that being part of a community makes living somewhere much more enjoyable. An online community is something you can use where and when you want to.
New Features and how to upload images to your posts.
Video services by our sister company Beckenham Productions