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The Institute Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

We offer an integrated clinical and theoretical training in infant mental health. Our trainings help professionals strengthen their skills across many disciplines and expertise areas and offers a range of training opportunities to explore the intersection of theory and clinical practice, develop new skills, and build a collegial network through the exploration of the earliest relationships of infants, parents, and caregivers. Central to all of our offerings are opportunities for observation and reflection and an understanding of the connection between development and relationships, community, and culture.

Our trainings are dedicated to the discovery, dissemination and application of knowledge to promote early relational health in young children locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally through Infant Mental Health Trainings.  We provide training workshops to various organizations and virtually, on a variety of subjects including Trauma-Informed Care, Diagnostic and Classification System Training (DC: 0-5), Reflective Supervision & Practice, Dyadic Infant Mental Health, The Psychology of Pregnancy and Early Parenthood, Creating a Culture of Care in IECMH, Observation and Assessment in Infancy/Toddlerhood Supporting Children and Families Around Developmental Disorders/Disabilities and Implicit Bias Training in Early Childhood System of Care. Our training goals are:

  • To enhance the responsiveness of systems of care to the mental health needs of young children and their families.

  • To increase the number of trained infant and early childhood mental health providers and professionals within the early childhood system of care.


We provide training to professionals from multiple disciplines including social work, psychology, counseling, psychiatry, pediatrics, early education/childcare, nursing, and allied health fields to increase professionals’ knowledge relating to infant and early childhood relational health. 

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