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DWMHA – ECLS: Attachment – Understanding the Relational History and How to Promote Security

March 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Registration is CLOSED, if you are interested in attending as a walk-in, please email Tiffanie Martinez at tmartinez@mi-aimh.org

Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority and MI-AIMH – Early Childhood Learning Series

Attachment – Understanding the Relational History and How to Promote Security

Choosing where to place one’s attention and intervention focus in infant mental health work and parent-infant psychotherapy can be challenging.  Understanding the behavioral and narrative markers of attachment styles of children and adults can assist in deciding on the focus of attention.  This workshop will review the attachment templates of both children and adults, concluding with implications for treatment.  Particular focus will be given to disorganized/disoriented attachments and the possibility of interrupting the intergenerational transmission of unresolved trauma.

Date: Friday, March 1, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Registration begins at: 8:30 AM

Location: The Guidance Center, Center For Excellence (bldg 2), 13111 Allen Rd., Southgate, MI 48195

Presenters: Julie Ribaudo, LMSW, IMH-E®

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify behavioral markers of infant and young child attachment style

2. Identify behavioral markers of secure and insecure base parenting

3. Verbalize the complex interplay of the influence the parental state of mind regarding attachment on the developing relationship with the infant/toddler/young child

4. Articulate the role of projective identification in parent-infant relationships and IMH treatment

5. Identify the role of parallel process in treatment

6. Articulate the role of clinician reflective functioning in working with high risk families

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: 

AttachmentSeparationTrauma, Grief & Loss

Parent-Infant/Young Child Relationship-based Therapies & Practices

Infant/Young Child/Family Centered Practice

Family Relationships and Dynamics



This training is sponsored generously by the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority (DWMHA). 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:

-Priority registration for Detroit Wayne Infant Mental Health program professionals ends February 15, 2019 at 9:00 am
-Registration will be open for other early childhood professionals within Detroit Wayne County from February 15 – 22, 2019
-Registration for everyone will close February 22, 2019

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


March 1
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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