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Professional Consultation, Training, and Supervision

IPTI provides professional trainings, consultation, supervision, and program development consultation. 

clinician with moms and babiesWe bring the Center for Early Relationship Support’s 30 years of experience and expertise in the field of infant mental health and award- winning parent support programs to our work.


Trainings are offered on a variety of topics and will be adapted to meet the specific needs of your staff and program. Trainings can be single or multi sessions and can be combined with post-training consultation to integrate new knowledge into practice.

Topics include:

  • Postpartum Depression
  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Infant Mental Health: An Overview of Concepts and Ideas
  • Infant-Parent Attachment
  • Infant-Parent Mental Health
  • Working with Families Impacted by Addiction
  • Consultation in Early Childhood Education and Care Settings
  • Reflective Supervision
  • Infant Development
  • Facilitating Attuned Interactions (FAN)
  • Post-Adoption Depression
  • Feeding Issues
  • Other topics tailored to the needs of your organization

Reflective Supervision Group

Reflective Supervision Groups can be 8 weeks, 12 weeks, or arranged to suit your staff meeting schedule. The reflective supervision we provide gives staff the opportunity to build self-awareness, appreciate their own and other learning styles, and develop a curiosity and respect for differences. We strive to bring new insight, knowledge, and understanding to all interactions. We encourage staff to become curious and examine individual strengths, needs, and the experiences that affect relationships. 

Consultation and Supervision

IPTI offers early childhood mental health consultation to early education and care programs. Early education practice improves when providers are engaged in understanding their own and their children’s learning, and when they have a better grasp of the best knowledge in child development and how to translate that knowledge into the care they provide. IPTI consultants help providers support healthy social-emotional development of the children they serve and foster healthy attachment, growth, and learning.

If your agency employs LCSWs who need clinical supervision for their licensure and you do not have the licensed independent clinical social workers (LICSWs) in house to provide this, IPTI can meet this need for you. IPTI’s clinical supervision encourages providers to be reflective about their own skills and actions and helps providers translate self-awareness and clinical knowledge into their practice. 

Program Development Consultation for Volunteer-Based Service Delivery Programs

The award-winning Lauren & Mark Rubin Visiting Moms® program is an outstanding model for an effective volunteer-based service delivery program. Rubin Visiting Moms has been replicated nationally and internationally as a home visiting support program for new mothers. It has also been adapted for programs using volunteers to mentor formerly homeless women, phone-based parent support, and hospital-based support for parents of premature infants. The Center for Early Relationship Support can provide in-person and phone consultation on tailoring the successful components of the Rubin Visiting Moms model for your volunteer-based service delivery program.

Organizations We Have Worked With

  • Bay State Community Services
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Parent Connection Program
  • Boston University School of Social Work
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • The Children’s Trust
  • Crispus Attucks Children’s Center
  • Eliot Early Intervention Program
  • Epiphany School
  • Horizons for Homeless Children
  • Joseph Smith Community Health Center
  • Neighborhood Villages
  • Room to Grow
  • Temple Beth Shalom
  • The Second Step 
  • Thom Child & Family Services
  • Women, Infants & Children’s Nutrition Program

For more information, contact us at or 781-693-5652.

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