Infant-Parent Mental Health Fellowship/Postgraduate Certificate Program

The Infant-Parent Mental Health Postgraduate Fellowship/Certificate Program at the University of Massachusetts Boston is a part-time post-graduate program consisting of 12 intensive, interactive three-day weekends, meeting every other month (January, March, May, July, September, November) over the course of two years. Our highly accomplished fellows join us from various states and countries, representing a multitude of professional disciplines making their experience that much richer and diverse.

Our Program:
Join our highly acclaimed program advancing the quality of mental health services for infants and young children in the context of their earliest relationships. Fellows have the opportunity to learn directly from world luminaries, including Chief Faculty Ed Tronick, T. Berry Brazelton, Dan Siegel, Bruce Perry, Charles Zeanah, Joy Osofsky, Kevin Nugent, Beatrice Beebe, George Downing, Peter Fonagy, and many more. 

Comprehensive training (over 260 hours of direct classroom learning) in infant and early childhood mental health (Birth to Six), research, theory, assessment, and interventions, including:

For Information/Application:

Visit our website,, or call 617.287.6996. You may also email us at

“I really enjoy the multidisciplinary perspectives shared by speakers and fellows. It broadens my exposure to research and clinical aspects of infant-parent mental health and encourages me to look beyond my own disciplinary lens and consider issues I may not have thought about before." Current IPMH fellow

"This is by far the most amazing learning experience I have ever had; it's a unique program, there is nothing else like it anywhere in the world."  IPMH graduate fellow


Join our next cohort in March 2018!

The next IPMH fellowship will begin in March 2018. If you're interested in joining the cohort, please email We will accept fellows on a rolling basis until the class is filled, after which time, a waiting list will be compiled of qualified applicants. Click here for more information and to download the application.
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