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messageParents expecting soon or with a new born
Posted by ClaraZ November 25, 12:31PM

Hello! I am looking for parents expecting in the next 3 months or have a new born less than 4 weeks, who might be interested in participating in an infant observation.

My name is Clara and I am studying a masters course in Psychotherapy and Human Development with Birkbeck University. A central part of my course is to observe an infant in their home environment from birth. The aim is for me to learn, through close attention and quiet observation, how babies develop and begin to form relationships. This will provide the foundation for my future goal of becoming a child psychotherapist. Observations would be for one hour a week at a mutually agreed time to suit you. This would last for 2 years, excluding holidays and can include breaks if needed.

Mothers who have taken part in previous observations have found this to be an enriching and rewarding experience, which encouraged them to notice details and developing abilities in their baby. Weekly visits will be unobtrusive and can provide a feeling of structure, containment and a friendly face. You can receive written feedback at the end of the observation. I am local to the area so can be flexible to suit your needs and routine.

If this is something you are interested in helping with, or think someone you know might be, then I would be more than happy to talk it through. I have a current DBS and can provide a letter from my university with further details. You can reach me at clara.infantobservation@yahoo.com, or via this thread. Thank you for your time :-)



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