These are NZ-based training opportunities and training programmes which have infant mental health principles at their core.

Watch, Wait and Wonder Training

Watch, Wait, and Wonder (WWW) as researched and manualised was developed in Dunedin, New Zealand by Elisabeth Muir, Angela Stupples, and Denise Guy. This dyadic psychotherapeutic intervention is used with infants and young children from 4 months of age.

It uniquely places the infant/child in an active central role in every therapy session. WWW has an evidence base supporting its capacity to improve the child’s self-regulation, cognitive development and attachment security, and parents’ levels of depression and sense of competency in their parenting.

The next Introductory WWW Training is 16-18 November 2022.

Click here for the training flyer.

FAN Training

IMHAANZ delivers FAN Training to groups, teams and services in New Zealand and Australia.

Click here for more information.

Introduction to Infant Mental Health

The University of Otago runs a distance learning course called Introduction to Infant Mental Health. This has two 4 day block courses in Christchurch at which attendance is compulsory.

Applicants must possess an appropriate professional health qualification and have at least two years postgraduate clinical experience. Full information is available by clicking here.

Infant Mental Health Papers

The University of Auckland offers two papers with an Infant Mental Health focus (PSYCHIAT 771 and 772) within the Postgraduate Diploma of Health Sciences (PGDipHSc).

For more information, take a look at the course handbook at by clicking here.