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DWMHA – ECLS – IMH During Pregnancy and the Newborn Period

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

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Registration is currently FULL – we are not able to accept anymore registrations

If you have questions or would like to be added to a waitlist,
please contact Tiffanie at tmartinez@mi-aimh.org 

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

Infant Mental Health During Pregnancy and the Newborn Period

This training will present information related to pregnancy and early parenting.  Trainers will lead us in a discussion of infant mental health intervention with pregnancy and newly parenting families,  This training will be facilitated through group activities, video an clinical case examples.

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018

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

Presenter: Chy’Leetzia Johnson, MA, LPC, IMH-E® and Rebecca Wheeler, LMSW, IMH-E®

Learning Objectives:

  1. To understand a basic overview of fetal and maternal development during pregnancy and the newborn period.
  2. To learn relationship focused intervention strategies to promote attachment during pregnancy and the newborn period.
  3. To explore common emotional responses of the therapist to Infant Mental Health work with expecting and new parents, using reflective practice to inform your work.
  4. To understand family dynamics through case studies and learn about strategies to be used in working with expecting and new families.
  5. To be able to keep the baby central to the work during pregnancy and the newborn period.
  6. To explore common issues and intervention options encountered in Infant Mental Health work with expecting and new parents.

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: Developmental guidance; Relationship-based therapeutic practice; Self-awareness; Observation and listening; Family relationships and dynamics; Pregnancy and Early Parenthood


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 January 31, 2018
-Registration will be open for other early childhood professionals within Detroit Wayne County from Feb. 1 – Feb 8, 2018
-Registration for everyone will close Feb. 8, 2018

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


February 15
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The Guidance Center, Center For Excellence
13111 Allen Rd.
Southgate, MI 48195 United States
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