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DWIHN – ECLS: Ethical and Boundary Considerations When Providing Infant Mental Health Services to Infants, Toddlers and Their Families

July 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Registration is open to those working in DWIHN

Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network and MI-AIMH –
Early Childhood Learning Series 

Ethical & Boundary Consideration When Providing Infant Mental Health Services to
Infants, Toddlers and Their Families

Infant mental health clinicians use the therapeutic relationship to promote infant and family growth and change. Relationship-based work, the intimacy of the home or Telehealth screen, and the presence of a very young child can, in combination, blur the boundaries between the clinician’s professional and personal responses. Using case material, this workshop explores the sensitive issue of negotiating boundaries in Infant Mental Health therapeutic intervention.

Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Registration begins at: 8:30 AM

Access: This training will be offered virtually – a Zoom link will be sent to those that register.  Be careful when entering your email address so that it is correct.

Presenter: Carla Barron, LMSW, PhD, IMH-E®

Learning Objectives:

  • Define “professional ethics” and “professional boundaries” as related to therapeutic work with infants and families.
  • List at least two unique perspectives related to infant mental health practice that could impact the clarity of professional boundaries.
  • List at least two ethical principles listed in the MI-AIMH code of ethics.
  • Explain and use ‘the process method’ for working through an ethical dilemma.
  • List two ways to ensure ethical practice within infant mental health work.

Continuing Education Information – 5.5 training hours:

Social Work – Approved for 5.5 Michigan SW CEU’s
IMH Endorsement® – Will count towards the requirements for the MI-AIMH Endorsement®
NEW! 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.

Key MI-AIMH Competencies addressed include:

Ethical Practice; Self Awareness; Professional/Personal Development; Exercising Sound Judgment; Maintaining Perspective


This training is sponsored generously by the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN). Therefore, training attendees need to be employed by a Detroit Wayne Infant Mental Health program and a coupon code is required to register. If you work outside of Detroit-Wayne County and are interested in the training topic, please contact Tiffanie Martinez tmartinez@mi-aimh.org, MI-AIMH Communications and Training Specialist, about the possibility of bringing this trainer to your area.

Registration deadlines: Registration will close on July 8th.

For registration questions, contact Tiffanie Martinez at: tmartinez@mi-aimh.org or 734-785-7705, Ext. 7617


July 15
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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