Training, Qualifications and Memberships

Qualifications

  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counselling (Counselling Psychology), William James College (formerly Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology), Boston, USA (2015-2018)
  • Certificate in Infant Observation, Infant-Parent Training Institute, JF&CS, Boston, USA (2014-2015)
  • Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy Skills, WPF Therapy, London, UK (2011-2012)
  • Master of Arts in Globalization, Ethnicity and Culture (Distinction), University of Sussex, Brighton, UK (2006-2007)
  • Master of Arts in Social Anthropology with Development Studies, University of Edinburgh, UK (1994-1998)

Further Training

  • Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families: New Developments in Mentalization-Based Treatment – Online – 27 May 2020
  • Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families: 18th May 2020: From crisis to kindness: The pandemic, mental health and early years – 18 May 2020
  • International Psychoanalytical Society: The Preventive Potential of Psychoanalytic Parent-Infant Work In Clinic and in Research – 26 April 2020
  • APsaA Workshop: Going Online in The Time of Covid-19 – 16 April 2020
  • Dr. Bessel van der Kolk’s Webcast: COVID-19 & Trauma – 2 April 2020
  • Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals: 2-Day Distance Therapy Training – March 2020
  • Fall IPTI Masterclass: Using Principles of Developmental Science to Guide Trauma-Informed Care (Online), Infant-Parent Training Institute, JF&CS, Boston, MA, USA – 12 December 2019
  • “Ghosts in the Nursery”, in Contemporary Clinical Work, and in Culture (The 2019 Solange Skinner Conference) – James Herzog, MD; Stephen Seligman, DMH; Maria Tatar, PhD; and Ann Epstein, MD, Boston Psychoanalytic Society, Boston, MA, USA – 29 April 2019
  • Infant Research and Adult Treatment: Nonverbal Modes of Entering Distress Moments – Beatrice Beebe PhD, Boston Psychoanalytic Society, Boston, MA, USA – 10 April 2019
  • Advanced Perinatal Mental Health Psychotherapy, Postpartum Support International, Champaign, IL, USA – 29 March 2019
  • Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care, Postpartum Support International, Champaign, IL, USA – 27-28 March 2019
  • Building a Psychodynamic Private Practice – Practice and Clinical Considerations, Boston Psychoanalytic Society, Boston, MA, USA – February – March 2019
  • 2017 Beata Rank Lecture: The Therapist’s Visual Imagery in Parent-Infant Psychotherapy – Bjorn Salomonsson, MD; Sarah Birss, MD; and Lawrence Brown, PhD, Boston Psychoanalytic Society, Boston, MA, USA – 21 October 2017
  • Narcan Training – City of Newton, Project NESST, JF&CS, Boston, MA, USA – 26 February 2019
  • National Child Traumatic Stress Network: “Too Young To Remember? Addressing Myths of Trauma’s Impact on Young Children”, Online Training – 28 January 2019
  • Department of Public Health’s Bureau of Substance Addiction Services Training on Plans of Safe Care, Project NESST, JF&CS, Boston, MA, USA – 18 January 2019
  • Families Impacted By Addiction (16 hour in-person course), Project NESST, JF&CS, Boston, MA, USA – October 2018
  • The Strategic Use of Internal Family Systems Techniques by Psychodynamic Psychotherapists to Facilitate Access to the Unconscious, Boston Psychotherapy Conference, Boston, MA, USA – 22 March 2018
  • Spring IPTI Masterclass: “Remembering the “Forgotten Parent:” Lessons from Practice and Research About the Changing Roles and Needs of Fathers of Infants and Young Children”, Infant-Parent Training Institute, JF&CS, Boston, MA, USA – 16 March 2018
  • Fall IPTI Masterclass: Trauma and Immigration Stress Among Latino Families, Infant-Parent Training Institute, JF&CS, Boston, MA, USA – 20 October 2017
  • Conversations Between Practitioners and Researchers: Working with Families and Young Children Who Have Experienced Trauma, Massachusetts Association of Infant Mental Health, Boston, MA, USA – 12 October 2017
  • Developing a Trauma-Informed Culture, Home For Little Wanderers, Boston, MA, USA – 5-6 September 2017
  • Understanding the Mental Health Needs of Haitian Immigrants, William James College (formerly Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology), Boston, MA, USA – 16 May 2017
  • Workshop on Domestic Abuse, JF&CS, Boston, MA, USA – 26 January 2017
  • Kevin Nugent and the Newborn Behavioral Observation System – Infant-Parent Training Institute, JF&CS, Boston, MA, USA – 12 December 2016
  • Implications of Islamophobia: Its Impact Beyond the Muslim Community and How the Narrative is Being Changed, William James College (formerly Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology), Boston, MA, USA – 5 December 2016
  • Infants, Parents, and the Family: The Legacy of Dr. Gerald Stechler, with Dr. T Berry Brazelton and Dr. Edward Tronick, Boston Institute for the Development of Infants and Parents, Boston, MA, USA – 4 November 2016
  • Fall IPTI Master Class: Resolving Trauma by Enhancing Reflective Functioning: An Attachment Perspective (by Miriam Steele, PhD) – Infant-Parent Training Institute, JF&CS, Boston, MA, USA – 24 September 2016
  • Fragile Beginnings Training, including introduction to premature infants and the NICU, Fragile Beginnings, JF&CS, Boston, MA, USA – September 2016
  • Visiting Moms’ Advanced Training – Challenges Couples Face When A Baby Arrives – JF&CS, Boston, MA, USA – 16 November 2016
  • Visiting Moms Training (reflective functioning, empathic enquiry, collaborative exploration), JF&CS, Boston, MA, USA – Spring 2015

Professional Memberships

  • Counselor / Relation d’aide, Service du Médecin cantonal, Republique et Canton de Genève, Switzerland
  • Registered Member (MBACP), British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) (Member No. 00926737)
  • Professional Member, American Counseling Association (ACA) (Member No. 6463229)
  • Postpartum Support International
  • Zero To Three