The COAIMH Teach-In is designed for mental health therapists with experience providing services to infants, toddlers and pre-school age children. It will be an intermediate-advanced level training.
Julie Larrieu, Ph.D. is a developmental and clinical psychologist, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Tulane University School of Medicine and a senior trainer at the Institute of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health, involved in both didactic instruction and clinical supervision. She services as Associate Director of the Tulane/JPHSA Infant Team, a multidisciplinary team providing intensive intervention to maltreated infants and their families and infant mental health consultant for the Louisiana Office of Public Health. Dr. Larrieu is site director for the Tulane component of Early Trauma Treatment Network, a treatment and service development program within the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
Part I is open to 75 CoAIMH members (you may join CoAIMH at www.coaimh.org before you register). Dr. Larrieu will provide an overview of the Crowell Parent Child Structured Play Interaction Procedure and review video sessions to help clinicians practice interpretation. The Crowell procedure provides a method of observing caregiver-child interactions (Crowell & Feldman, 1988; 1991; Crowell, Feldman & Ginsburg, 1988) in a clinical setting. This procedure involves a series of eight episodes designed to elicit behaviors that allow the clinician to focus on the relationship between a child and his or her caregiver in a setting that is unstructured enough to allow for "real-life" or spontaneous interactions. Day One will also include an overview of the Working Model of the Child Interview.
Part II is open to CoAIMH members who complete Part I and is not available as a one-day only option. The Working Model of the Child Interview (WMCI), created by Charlie Zeanah, M.D., and colleagues over 15 years ago, is a semi-structured interview that is designed to assess caregivers' internal representations, or working models, of their relationship with a particular child. The WMCI has been used for clinical and research purposes in this and other countries. It is most often used with high risk samples, but it has proven widely applicable from low risk to clinical populations. Dr. Larrieu will provide training on use of the Working Model of the Child, with opportunity for participants to practice interpretation.
Cost of the event is $225 for both days and $125 for Thursday only.
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