The Ziama Arkin Infancy Institute was established in 2013 at the Baruch Ivcher School of Psychology, the Reichman University. The institute focuses on the ways in which the early caregiving environment shapes infant development during the first year of life, to lay the foundation for longlasting social and emotional capacities.

Our Vision

We aim to cultivate a productive dialogue between research, practice and policy, and foster the dissemination of knowledge within the general and professional community. The institute’s three units – the Clinical Unit, the Research Unit, and the Clinical Training Program – operate in conjunction thus mutually enriching one another. Clinical experience provides the grounds from which research questions are raised, and the empirical knowledge gained from our research provide an empirical basis for preventive policy as well as planning of prevention and intervention programs in the field of perinatal care and early infant development.

Clinical Unit

Psychotherapeutic sessions for babies and parents dealing with challenges in early parenting during the infant’s first year of life.

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Research Unit

Shedding light on our understanding of early infant development and how we can better the lives of infants and their families.

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Clinical Training Program

Unique training program in Parent-Infant Psychotherapy.

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