University of Michigan Mini-Course: Theory and Practice of Infant Mental Health

Instructor:  Julie Ribaudo
When:  Thursday and Friday, June 2 & 3, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (registration begins at 8:15 a.m.)
Location:  University of Michigan School of Social Work, Room:  3816
Practice:  Clinical
Skill Level:  Beginner or Refresher
Fee:  $240.00
CECHs:  14
CEUs:  Meets requirements toward the MI-AIMH Endorsement
Registration Details:  www.ssw.umich.edu/programs/ce/
 

This course will examine the principles of early intervention with families of infants and young children. Using attachment theory as a foundation, we will examine best practices in supporting early developing relationships between infants and young children and their caregivers. Special attention will be given to understanding the processes through which practitioners can promote infant well-being and expand parenting capacity to nurture and protect their children.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Understand theories of the relationship between early parent-infant interaction and subsequent development
  • Realize consequences of failures or disruptions of the attachment process for both parent and child
  • Comprehend strategies for effective intervention to strengthen early attachment
  • Recognize transference and countertransference issues pertinent to infant mental health work