Posted by Peggy Kaufman
Last Monday night I had the wonderful opportunity to participate in the third graduation of the Infant-Parent Training Institute (IPTI). Ten post-graduate professional fellows celebrated the completion of their 2two-year fellowship in Infant Mental Health. Our graduating fellows hail from a range of disciplines including psychology, social work, education, and nursing. It was a thrill to hear the fellows and faculty alike share their personal tributes and stories of their professional journeys. Serious remarks were mixed with silliness, including the distribution of marbles to each fellow: an inside joke about “losing their marbles” during the intensive two year study process. I was deeply moved by the ways the fellows shared their enriched experiences of feeling known, heard, and understood as learners and clinicians.