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DC:0-5 Virtual Training for Clinicians (Restricted Registration)

October 19 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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DC:0-5™ Training for Clinicians
Virtual Format

Training for Michigan Professionals Only

Description: This virtual comprehensive training on DC:0- 5™ Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood targets clinicians and leaders from fields of mental health, health and early intervention. This training provides history and background around the need and development of a specialized diagnostic classification system for infancy and early childhood, approaches in diagnosis from an Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health perspective which is developmentally informed, relationship based, contextual and culturally competent. Participants will learn about the multi-axial approach to diagnosis as well understanding the contents of each axis including Axis I clinical disorders.

This virtual format allows clinicians to have in-depth knowledge of the approach and content of DC:0-5 and to practice application of this new nosology with the support of peers and Expert Faculty through activities and case-based learning which support their use of the many tools included in DC:0-5. In the full day section of the training, clinicians will learn content, approach and key highlights of understanding and applying each of the axes in DC:0-5 in diagnostic classification. There will be activities, video clips and case-based discussions to apply the knowledge shared. The evening session will focus on the use of a full case report in having clinicians formulate a multiaxial, diagnostic summary using DC:0-5. Discussions around differential diagnosis and comorbidity will be included in this portion of the training.

Only ZERO TO THREE offers this official DC:0-5™ Training. DC:0-5™ Training is facilitated by select Expert Faculty who have the highest clinical, diagnostic and training expertise. Working in limited sized groups over the course of this extended day, the Expert Faculty have the opportunity to support, guide and clarify contentforparticipantsonamuchmorepersonallevelthroughfacilitatingsmallgroup discussions, encouraging questions and reflections and preparing examples which are clear and relevant in clarifying content. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in one Community of Learners’ call following the training for peer to peer support and support of ZERO TO THREE.

Suggested Participants: Michigan clinicians from the fields of early childhood mental health, health and early intervention who are responsible for diagnosis or participate in diagnostic treatment teams.Mental health professionals in the public CMHP system including those in access/intake roles, as well as private practitioners are especially encouraged to attend.

This training is only open to employees of the following organizations: Community Mental Health for Central Michigan and Gratiot Integrated Health Network. If you are not part of one of these organizations and are interested in attended the DC:0-5 training you can attend on: Click HERE or specifically for supervisors: Click here

Presenters: Jennifer McNally, LPC, IMH-E® and Molly Minnick, LMSW, IMH-E®

Dates: October 19, 21 & 22, 2021
*Participants are expected to attend all three days

Time: 8:30 AM – 12:15 PM Eastern Standard Time

Access: This training will be offered virtually through Zoom.
* Be careful to enter your email carefully and correctly as that is where the Zoom link will be sent as well as your certificate. Certificates will be sent within two weeks ONLY to those that have paid for the training by that time.

Training Materials: Attendees will receive training materials prior to the training days.  Attendees are required to have a DC:0-5 Manual.  Use this link to purchase a DC:0-5 Manual: Zero to Three DC:0-5 Manual

Continuing Education Information: 5.0 Clock Hours for –

Social Work – Approved for 5.0 Michigan SW CEU’s  – 
IMH Endorsement® – Will count towards the requirements for the MI-AIMH Endorsement®
Licensed Professional Counselors – NBCC Hours – Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health (MI-AIMH) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6867.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  MI-AIMH is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Attendance: Attendees must have their full name (first and name) showing during the Zoom meeting.  This is how attendance is taken.  If your full name is not showing, you will not receive a certificate of attendance or for continuing education.  Additionally, for those needing continuing education credits, your video must be on for the majority of the training.  Participants may mute for a short amount of time, but if you need your video off for a longer period of time, you will need to be in touch with MI-AIMH via the chat feature in Zoom. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the background and benefits of the diagnostic classification of mental health and developmental disorders of infancy and early childhood (DC:0-3 through DC:0-5)
  2. Examine how key concepts and definitions of infant and early childhood mental health align with the design and development of DC:0-5.
  3. Understand the importance of relational, developmental and contextual approach to diagnosis and diagnostic formulation.
  4. Learn how diagnosis is informed by comprehensive, ongoing clinical assessment and contributes to clinical formulation.
  5. Learn about the multiaxial system used in DC:0-5.
  6. Explore cultural considerations and use of the Cultural Formulation for Use with Infants and Toddlers Table included in DC:0-5.
  7. Learn the approach to Relational Context through Axis II and become familiar with tools to examine Caregiver Dimensions, Contributions of the Infant/Young Child to the Relationship and Caregiving Environment Dimensions (family focus).
  8. Understand the importance of considering physical conditions and both direct and indirect effects of physical conditions on emotions, behaviors and family dynamics.
  9. Become familiar with categories of psychosocial stressors and the notion of cumulative risk.
  10. Understand the importance of describing the infant/young child’s developmental competence as well as areas of deficit and unevenness among developmental domains.
  11. Become familiar with Clinical Disorders included in DC:0-5TM, with special focus on new disorders.
  12. Examine the relationship between the three major nosologies: DC:0-5, DSM-5 and ICD-10.
Key MI-AIMH Competencies: 
Disorders of Infancy, Screening & Assessment, Observation & Listening, Relationship Focused Therapeutic Practice, Cultural Competence, Analyzing Info, Treatment Planning, Infant/Very Young Child Development & Behavior, Responding with Empathy, Curiosity 


Please note that this training is a closed training and only open to employees at the Community Mental Health for Central Michigan and Gratiot Integrated Health Network.  If you are not part of one of these organizations and are interested in attended the DC:0-5 training you can attend on: LINK or LINK

Last Day to Register  – October 14, 2021 

For registration questions, contact Tiffanie Martinez at: tmartinez@mi-aimh.org 


October 19
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