The Mindful Introduction to Infant Mental Health (MIIMH) is a half-day, online, on-demand training course providing an introduction to the ideas, research and clinical practice concerning the mental health and wellbeing of children 0-5 years and their families/carers.

Over 4 modules it covers infant and early childhood development, an introduction to Attachment Theory, and principles of therapeutic work with infants and young children and their families/carers. It provides an ideal start for clinicians beginning practice with infants and young children, as well as those seeking a refresher on the topic.

The Mindful Introductory Course (MIC) is an introduction to core principles in assessment, formulation, diagnosis and feedback in child, adolescent, and youth mental health. It integrates the latest evidence on teaching and learning, and the expertise of experienced child, adolescent and youth mental health workers, to create an engaging, interactive, and practical online and on-demand course that teaches both theory and skills. It can be completed as a standalone or as the prerequisite for our Developmental Psychiatry Course. 

This two year full-time course is open only to Psychiatry and Paediatric Registrars or suitably qualified Psychiatrists. It comprises supervised clinical work, weekly seminar program, and supervision of child, adolescent, parent and family therapy.  Training is conducted on Tuesdays. Clinical experience is gained from placements at one of the metropolitan or regional child and adolescent mental health services. Also, there is some possibility of training in private child and adolescent mental health facilities.


This one year certificate course is administered through Mindful and coordinated by Associate Professor Campbell Paul at the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne. It is suitable for health care professionals working in the infant mental health field who wish to develop their understanding and clinical skills in work with infants and parents. The course runs every 1-2 years, according to demand. Please note that while a certificate of completion will be provided, this is not a University of Melbourne award course.

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All information correct at October 2022. Mindful reserves the right to make changes to the training calendar or any general or specific information published in this calendar. Mindful reserves the right to cancel courses that do not achieve minimum participation, in which case, course fees will be refunded.