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DWMHA – ECLS – Supporting the Foundation of Development

January 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Registration is currently closed!  Please note that we do accept walk-ins – however – they are not guaranteed a seat or entrance into the training.
They will only be allowed in the training if there are open seats.
If you have any questions, please email Tiffanie at tmartinez@mi-aimh.org

Please note the location change below!

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

Supporting the Foundation of Development: Using the Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC) Framework to Inform Play Therapy Interventions in Early Childhood

Attachment disruptions and trauma can negatively impact a child’s developmental trajectory. This workshop explores the ARC framework and uses experiential activities to model Play Therapy strategies for children and families that support attachment, regulation and competency development during early childhood.

Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Registration begins at: 8:30 AM

Location Change: The Dearborn Atrium, 835 Mason, Dearborn, MI 48124 – The training room will be immediately on the right once you enter the building from the parking lot/structure area.  Signage out front labels the building as the Atrium

Parking: The parking structure has an entrance off of Monroe, and it is on the corner of Monroe and Garrison.

Presenters: Gillian Ogilvie, MA, LPC, IMH-E® and Brianne Twombly, LMSW, IMH-E®

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify the ten building blocks defined in the ARC framework and the importance of each block in supporting early childhood development during Play Therapy sessions.

  • Participants will be able to identify 1-2 ways in which traumatic stress can impact health, relationships and development.

  • Participants will be able to identify 3-5 ways to utilize the ARC framework with caregivers to support Play Therapy treatment.

  • Participants will feel comfortable utilizing 1-2 Play Therapy techniques to support the attachment block of the ARC framework.​​
  • Participants will feel comfortable utilizing 1-2 Play Therapy techniques to support the regulation block of the ARC framework.
  • Participants will feel comfortable utilizing 1-2 Play Therapy techniques to support the competency block of the ARC framework.

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:

  • Attachment, Separation, Trauma, Grief & Loss
  • Infant/Young Child/Family Centered Practice
  • Family Relationships and Dynamics
  • Relationship-focused Therapeutic Practice
  • Supportive Counseling
  • Observation and Listening


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: Registration will close on January 9th.

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


January 16
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