Advanced Online D-EIS/MIM Training – Working in prgnancy, infancy and with toddlers

Course dates

10-16.30 FIN time
(obs. FIN time is 1 hour ahead Central European Time and 2 hours ahead GMT)


The course will be held through Zoom Video conference online.

Event price

Event price including course materials:

435,00 Eur (+ VAT 24% 104,4 e), 539 e. Obs. please let us know if you have EU or UK VAT expent number. Payment before the course.

Advanced Online D-EIS/MIM Training – Working in pregnancy and with infants


Pregnancy is a period where emotional relationships (mother-fetal attachment, MFA) and prenatal reflective functioning are formed. They serve to prepare for the early caregiving, a system that overrides ones own attachment needs (a.ka. motherhood constellation, D. Stern) t a certain extent. Parental own attachment models are activated and re-worked during the psychological preparatory process of becoming a parent. Prenatal MIM work may be especially helpful in enhancing the emotional availability and increasing both the attachment as well as reflectiveness (i.e., treating the baby as a separate person).

Unique features of of early emotional interaction, including the nurturing elements, rhytmich synchorizing, may be especially relevant when the pregnant parent has own trauma history, suffers from depression/anxiety which preclude the normal emotional sensitization towards the fetus. Prenatal MIM examples are presented, along with qualitative consideration how to assess the early signs of sensitivity.[1]

Working with infants using the MIM/DEIS requires developmental understanding in assesment. Normative socio-emotional development needs to be put into a context of normative vs. harmful interaction patterns. Especially relevant is to assess parental emotional engaging and nurturing capabilities. Finally, toddlerhood brings out new demans for the parents: namely, structure and challenge. Case examples will be given from various age points along with assesment practices and clinical case description.

[1] In this workshop, only the qualitative use of the Prenatal MIM is presented.



The learning objectives of the 2-day training  are:

  • How to apply the MIM prenatally?
  • How to work with the MIM/D-EIS with infant/parent dyads?
  • Case examples, theoretical and practical considerations regarding more involved work with parents, examples of Prenatal/Infant/Toddler activities (separate activity book for therapists and parents)



Clinicians working with pregnant mothers and couples, babies and toddlers.  MIM/DEIS Basic training  / or viewing an online video and reading the DEIS manual before the training required (access to the online material after registration and payment).  Min 8, Max. 25 participants.


Access to the course:

Trainer uses zoom pro link, invitation to join the meeting is sent individually via email to participants, along with practical information how the training online proceeds.



The trained sends a link to a dropbox 2 weeks before the training. In the dropbox: Training slides, and DEIS manual (.pdf format), Appendix, suggested readings and the DEIS Introductory video.


Online Course details, Price and Payment:

  • The course will be held through Zoom video conference service with participants being invited into the meeting via their e-mails.
  • You can register for the course by filling out the form below.
  • The course price is 539,00 e (including VAT 24%).

Course dates:

18.-19.4.2024 10-16.30 FIN time
(obs. FIN time is 1 hour ahead Central European Time and 2 hours ahead GMT)


Saara Salo, PhD, licenced clinical psychologist and psychotherapist (Family/Couples, EFT) therapy, Parent-Infant Psychotherapy)

Theraplay-Trainer/Supervisor, MBT-F (Mentalizing Based Treatment for Families) Trainer


Psykologi Saara Salo / Psykologitoimisto Salo

Business ID: FI27785936
Temppelikatu 11 A 17
00100 Helsinki, Finland
Tel: +358 50 571 7699


Training: Advanced Online D-EIS/MIM training– Working in pregnancy and with infants
Time: 18.-19.4.2024, 10-16.30 FIN time (1 hour ahead CET)
Price/person VAT
539,00 eur Included

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