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Statewide Committee Training – Psychotherapy with Infants and Their Families – PART II

June 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Registration is CLOSED.
If you are interested in possibly being a Walk-In (someone not registered) please contact Tiffanie at tmartinez@mi-aimh.org

See detailed registration instructions and deadlines in the event information below

Psychotherapy with Infants and Their Families: What Makes it Work?
Psychotherapy with Infants and Their Families

Is infant mental health a strategy, or a way of being with? Our early work was fueled by a deep scientific and psychoanalytic curiosity about the nuances of infant-parent interaction, the meaning of early experience, the remarkable transferences between parental early experience and parental relating to the child in the present. We learned the bliss of scientific modesty, of not-knowing. We learned how to attune, how to follow, how to hold. We learned self-regulation. We were forced into self-knowing.

What does it look like, in the kitchen or the consulting room of 2018, when the goals of connection (the parent’s connection to the child, and ours to the parent) are met as a result of our own disciplined presence, our attunement, our commitment to following and holding? What are the secrets to accessing a parent’s narratives, particularly those that arose from having been a baby? What do we do when those narratives are incoherent (leading to great confusion about how to even be a parent), or dismissive (leading to gaps in the parent’s empathy with baby), or when they lead to regression, or aggression, or repetition? While generally avoiding diagnostic nomenclature (in favor of actual understanding), we will take note of how trouble shows up: in eating and sleeping and self-regulation disturbances in the baby, for example, and in depression, withdrawal, or destructive choices in daily living in the parent(s). How is the infant’s life, so far, preparing her, and her parent for her upcoming individuation?   This is the second training of a three-part series.  It is recommended that participants attend all three sessions.

Presenter: Michael Trout, MA

Date: Friday, June 22, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Registration begins at: 8:30 AM

This training is co-sponsored by MDHHS, MI-AIMH and the IMH Statewide Committee.

Statewide meetings include breakfast and lunch, important news and updates from MDHHS and MI-AIMH, a resource table, and a networking opportunity.

Location: The MTG Space,  4039 Legacy Parkway, Suite 200, Lansing, MI 48911

2018 Statewide Committee Meeting Schedule:

  • Oct. 13, 2018   – Lansing, MI

Without the very generous and ongoing support from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services this incredible training opportunity would not be possible.

Continuing Education Information: 5.5 Clock Hours for – 

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.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will-
  • Describe two practical ways that mindfulness affects their clinical work.
  • Write a working definition of maternal self-efficacy.
  • Discuss two ways in which high or low maternal self-efficacy affects maternal mood, behavior, and attachment.
  • Describe one precursor to perinatal depression in mothers, and one precursor to perinatal depression in fathers.
  • Describe one case, from their own experience, in which presence, attunement and/or following made a difference in their assessment and/or intervention.
  • Give one example in which a parent is aided in the discovery of his/her own narrative, and one example in which a parent demonstrated an understanding of his/her infant’s narrative.

Key MI-AIMH Competencies: 

-Pregnancy and early parenthood
-Attachment, separation, trauma, & loss;
-Observation & listening;
-Parent-infant/very young child relationship-based therapies & practices;
-Self Awareness
-Parallel Process

Registration Information – 

Registration Fees: $80.00 for non-members, $65.00 for MI-AIMH members, $35.00 for students, $10 for Social Work/Professional Counselor Continuing Education . ***Students – please contact Tiffanie Martinez tmartinez@mi-aimh.org for a code to register at the student rate BEFORE starting the registration process.

Registration fees include breakfast and lunch, important news and updates from MDHHS and MI-AIMH and a networking opportunity.

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.

Registration Deadlines:

Priority Registration (those that attended the First session on April 13, 2018) – registration will be open until Friday, May 4th.  If at that time there are seats available, registration will be opened up to those individuals that were on the waitlist from the April training until May 18th – when registration will be open for everyone.     Attendees that are qualified to register within the priority registration timeframe will have received an email from Tiffanie Martinez with specific instructions and a code.  If you did not receive that email, check your junk/spam folders and/or, contact Tiffanie at tmartinez@mi-aimh.org.

Last Day to Register for June 22nd trainingJune 11, 2018 will be the final and last day to register for everyone.

Anticipated Open Registration for October 12th training – June 22, 2018 – NOTE that attendees that registered and attended the first training on April 13, 2018 and/or second training on June 22nd will have PRIORITY Registration to register for the October 13th training.  Instructions will be sent via email.

This training is limited to 200 seats. Registration is first come, first serve.

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

Note: Agency checks should be made payable to MI-AIMH. Please indicate the names of all staff attending the training and the name of the training.

Mail checks to: MI-AIMH, ATTN: Tiffanie Martinez, 13101 Allen Road, Southgate, MI 48195

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


Hotel Room Information:

There is a hotel room block available for those needing to stay overnight.  There are many hotels in the Lansing area to choose from.  We have secured a room block at The Candlewood Suites, 3545 Forest Road * Lansing, MI * 48910 * (517) 351-8181. April dates held are April 12th and April 13th – Studio – $89/night and 1-Bedroom – $119/night.  The description and amenities sheet is attached.

Here are the instructions for making a reservation within our room block:

  • Online at www.cwsuites.com and entering “IMH” for April dates in the “Group Code” field.  Once you click check availability, the preferred rates will populate.
  • Or you can call the front desk at 517-351-8181 and letting them know your group code is “IMH”
  • There is a limited number of rooms saved within this block and available on a first come first serve basis
  • Rooms that are not used within our block will be released by 5/31/18 
  • If you have any issues with making your reservation, please contact the hotel directly


June 22, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The MTG Space
4039 Legacy Parkway
Lansing, MI 48911 United States
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Please note: If you are registering multiple users, you will need to fill out the form and add each one to the cart individually.

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