Evaluation of the Parent, Infant, Toddler Psychotherapy by Means of Prevalence and Intervention Studies (SKKIPPI)

5/2018–5/2021 / Project Heads: Prof. Dr. Christiane Ludwig-Körner, Prof. Dr. Lars Kuchinke

Consortium Management

IPU Berlin (Professor Dr. phil. Christiane Ludwig-Körner, Professor Dr. phil. Lars Kuchinke)

Consortium Partners

Charité University Medical Department in Berlin: Professor Dr. med. Thomas Keil, Senior Lecturer PD Dr. med. Anne Berghöfer, Dr. rer. medic. Stephanie Roll, Senior Lecturer PD Dr. rer. medic. Thomas Reinhold, Dr. med. Julia Fricke
University of Leipzig: Professor Dr. med. Kai von Klitzing
Diakonissenkrankenhaus Flensburg hospital: Petra Vienhues
As well as the clinics:
Berlin: Vivantes Klinikum in Friedrichshain clinic, Alexianer St-Joseph Krankenhaus hospital Berlin-Weißensee, Leipzig: Helios Park-Klinikum clinic


The projects is being funded by the Innovation Fund for Healthcare Research of the German Federal Joint Committee at an amount of € 2,467,460.

Project Term

15 May 2018 to 15 May 2021

Short Description of the Project

SKKIPPI is evaluating the integrated psychological-psychiatric care of mothers/fathers and their children in their first years of life. Taking an epidemiological and two randomised-controlled intervention studies (RCTs) as the basis, the care situation and prevalence, as well as the effectiveness of the parent, infant, toddler psychotherapy (PITP) with postnatal psychic disorders and/or with infants with regulation disorders are being documented.

Part 1 is surveying a sample population of parents with infants with respect to the psychic symptom severity and the current healthcare situation.

Part 2 is examining the effectiveness as well as the health economics aspects of PITP in an inpatient setting and with home treatment (vs. care as usual) in adult or child psychiatric facilities.

The changes in the symptoms and the mother-child interactions are being measured within a one-year period. The aim is to improve the mother’s sensitivity and establish a secure attachment to the child.

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