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DWMHA – ECLS: Realistic Complexity: Comorbidity in IMH Services

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Registration is currently closed.  If you are interested in attending as a walk-in email Tiffanie at tmartinez@mi-aimh.org

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

Realistic Complexity: Comorbidity in IMH Services

Most cases presenting for IMH services are complex, including a list of comorbidities.  This training will address common comorbidities that influence the work with the therapist, and the relationship with the child. Through discussion and activities, therapists will learn and practice strategies for effectively implementing IMH work in the context of complexity.

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Registration begins at: 8:30 AM

⇒ NOTE Location: Lincoln Behavioral Services, 9329 Telegraph Rd., Redford, MI 48239
-Enter the building through the metal archway directly to the left of Burlington Coat Factory.  You will see a number of steps in front of you, at the top of those steps is a hallway you will go through.

Presenter: Rena Menke, PhD, LP, IMH-E®

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the foundations of infant mental health home visiting.
  • Explain the intersection of parental mental health and infant mental health home visiting.
  • Assess common parental mental health conditions that impact infant mental health home visiting.
  • Relate the impacts of parental mental health on the parent-child relationship.
  • Broadly explain evidence based treatments for common parental mental health conditions.
  • Intervene in and support parent-child relationships in the context of parents’ mental health conditions.

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:

Relationship-focused Therapeutic Practice

Family Relationships and Dynamics

Attachment, Separation, Trauma, Grief & Loss


Empathy & Compassion

Emotional Response


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 April 11, 2019 at 9:00 am
-Registration will be open for other early childhood professionals within Detroit Wayne County from April 11 – 18, 2019
-Registration for everyone will close April 18, 2019

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


April 25
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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