Therapeutic Work with Infants, Toddlers, Young Children and their Parents

ICAPP is delighted to announce a unique opportunity to study this work from a psychodynamic approach
with Beverley Tydeman via zoom
DATES    February 2 – March 23   2022
TIME        Wednesday 5.00pm to 6.15 pm
COST       $720 for the 8-week course
CONTACT for information & enrolment 
The seminars will be a combination of theoretical reading and clinical presentations by participants from their work settings.

This is an 8 week course focusing on infant mental health and therapeutic interventions. This course is suitable for all those involved in ‘the early years’.  
The course will explore the model established in the Tavistock Clinic’s under 5’s service.  We will look at how brief focused work with families and young children can have a transformative effect for those situations where distress manifests in a variety of presenting problems.

The focus will be on applying observational skills, psychodynamic concepts and the child development research that underpins the clinical work. Common themes in work with under 5’s will be covered, including sleep and feeding difficulties, separation issues and attachment, disruptive angry outbursts, toilet training and the overlap between problems in the couple relationship and parenting functions.

Many of these issues, including post-natal depression, have an intensely powerful effect on the family and clinicians need to be able to withstand the impact of this force field, while remaining emotionally available.  

Interventions with troubled under 5’s and their families can be deeply moving and rewarding for all those engaged as mental health professionals – whether working with infants, young children or adults.

About Beverley Tydeman
Beverley has worked in education, social care and health.  She trained at the Tavistock Clinic and became a member of staff, training child psychotherapists and working in the under 5’s service.
Beverley held the role of chair of the Association of Child Psychotherapists from 2008 – 2011.  After retiring from full-time work in the NHS she worked in a variety of children’s centers and nurseries.  
She has returned to South Africa where she provides project supervision at various clinics in Johannesburg. She is currently living in Cape Town but plans to return to London in the next few years.