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Holding Space for All the Ghosts in the Nursery: The Application of Trauma-Informed Parts Work to Infant Mental Health Practice

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

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Holding Space for All the Ghosts in the Nursery:

The Application of Trauma-Informed Parts Work to Infant Mental Health Practice

IMH therapists are constantly challenged to recognize, welcome, and participate in co-regulation of the parent-baby dyad. Yet, when a caregiver carries the burden of intergenerational or complex trauma into the nursery, the IMH therapist may feel disoriented or overwhelmed by the confusing and seemingly contradictory thoughts, emotions, and behaviors of the caregiver. The model of structural dissociation teaches that early attachment trauma can contribute to the fragmentation of self, so that various nervous system states (fight, flight, freeze, submit and attach impulses) might be easily triggered and yet challenging to regulate or integrate. Learning to track and resource the parts of self that correspond to these nervous system states can support both the therapist and client’s ability to reliably regulate into an optimal arousal zone –  “window of tolerance” – a critical foundation of all subsequent therapeutic work.

In this 6-hour workshop you will be introduced to trauma-informed parts work and the clinical application of the model for IMH. A combination of didactic learning and experiential exercises will allow for a deepened and embodied experiential learning.


Sharon Gold-Steinberg, PhD, LP – Sharon is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Ann Arbor. With over 30 years of clinical, teaching and supervisory experience. Sharon is passionate about supporting therapists to thrive in their work and to care for themselves in order to take care of others. Along with Carryn Lund, LMSW, RYT, Sharon is a co-founder of Therapist Refresh, a collaborative dedicated to resourcing mental health professionals and allied healers. Sharon specializes in the treatment of trauma and attachment loss, and is a certified practitioner of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.

Sara F. Stein, MS, MSW, LMSW – Sara is a doctoral candidate in the Joint Social Work and Clinical Psychology program at the University of Michigan. Her research aims to identify mechanisms of trauma-related risk transmission across generations to increase effectiveness of evidence-based treatments and mitigate detrimental long-term physical and mental health outcomes in families and children. She specializes in the treatment of complex developmental trauma using trauma-informed parts approaches that integrate mind-body and mindfulness frameworks. Sara is passionate about bridging the wisdom of the clinical community with empirical evidence to develop useful and practical clinical tools for the treatment of trauma.

Date: Friday, April 9, 2021

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Access: This training will be offered virtually through Zoom.
* Be careful to enter your email carefully and correctly as that is where the Zoom link will be sent as well as your certificate. Certificates will only be sent out to those attendees that have their first and last name showing on Zoom and have completed registration payment.

Continuing Education Information: 5.5 Clock Hours for –

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

Learning Objectives:

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Key MI-AIMH Competencies: 
Parent-Infant/Young Child Relationship-based Therapies & Practices
Adult Learning Theory & Practice
Psychotherapeutic & Behavioral Theories of Change
Attachment, Separation, Trauma, Grief & Loss
Relationship-focused Therapeutic Practice 

Registration Information – 

Registration Fees: Non-Members – $95.00 |  MI-AIMH Members – $80.00 (includes Alliance Members)

Additional $10 for Michigan Social Work/Professional Counselor Continuing Education

NOTE – Certificates will not be sent if your payment is outstanding. It is the responsibility of the attendee to ensure that registration payment is made.

Registration Tips:

  • To receive the MI-AIMH member registration rate, you will be asked to provide your MI-AIMH membership ID when you register. Your membership ID can be found on your My MI-AIMH profile.
  • If you are NOT a current MI-AIMH member, but would like to become one and receive the reduced rate for training costs – please click here to get started: MI-AIMH membership
  • If you need continuing education as a Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Professional Counselor, you will be required to enter your license # during the registration process – have it handy.

Last Day to Register  – Tuesday, April 6, 2021 

Cancellation policy: Notice of cancellation must be submitted in writing no later than 7 days prior to the event for a refund to be issued. Send notice to tmartinez@mi-aimh.org

Payments – 

  • You may select to pay by Check or Credit Card
  • Selecting Credit Card will allow you to pay via PayPal as a guest – you DO NOT need to have a PayPal account to continue.
  • If you select Check:
    • Checks need to be made payable to MI-AIMH and mailed to MI-AIMH, ATTN: Tiffanie Martinez, 13101 Allen Road, Southgate, MI 48195
    • Checks need to include the name(s) of all staff attending the training AND the name of the training.  This is so we can accurately connect the payment to the registrant(s) 
    • If you have changed your mind and would now like to pay by credit/debit card – please call Teri at 734-785-8805, ext. 7194

Certificates will ONLY be sent to those registrants that have paid for their training.  

For registration questions, contact Tiffanie Martinez at: tmartinez@mi-aimh.org 


April 9
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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