Perinatal and Infant Psychology

Welcome to the APS Perinatal and Infant Psychology Interest Group website.

The APS Perinatal and Infant Psychology Interest Group (PIPIG) was formed to foster the theoretical, applied and professional development of perinatal and infant psychology as a specialist field within mental health. Perinatal and infant mental health is an interdisciplinary field focused on the health and development of parents and infants from the planning of conception through to three years postpartum.   

The Interest Group brings together a network of psychologists interested in working in this area, with opportunities to engage in professional development from a range of health professionals with expertise in working with parents and infants. PIPIG also provides a forum for discussion, information-sharing and communication for psychologists working across a range of work settings interested in parents, infants and families. Psychologists working clinically or in research or who have an interest in the perinatal field are invited to become members and participate in the activities offered by PIPIG. Student membership and participation is also welcome.