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Mother-infant observation

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KateSaint Tue 01-Oct-19 17:22:59

Hi, I have two grown-up sons in their early twenties and I have just returned to study, training to become a child psychotherapist. I'm doing an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling with Children and Adolescents at Birkbeck and learning about child development through mother-infant observation is an integral part of the Year 1 course. The learning it provides forms an important foundation in developing skills for working psychotherapeutically with children and adolescents.
This means that I need to find a mother and very young baby (based in North London) to observe on a weekly basis for hour-long visits. Observations would take place in the family home at a regular time convenient to the mother. They would continue for a year, following through to the baby's first birthday. I realise that this is a BIG ask, but I would be hugely appreciative if any soon-to-be mums are at all interested. It is an entirely voluntary commitment and parents can decide to withdraw at any time. I have official Birkbeck documents explaining more ... Many thanks for taking the time to read this!

OldNewMum19 Wed 16-Oct-19 13:34:35

I might be interested. I've got a 12 week old boy, we're in North London.
Please do send me the documents to take a look


KateSaint Wed 16-Oct-19 14:46:21


Thank you for your response.

Unfortunately, the guidelines require that the baby shouldn't be more than 10 days old at the first observation, so I'm afraid that I can't follow through on your interest. I do appreciate it though!

All the best.

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