Professional Development and
Our Professional Development and Continuing Education programs for human service professionals provide the highest quality training.
The goal of our programs is to strengthen professional knowledge and skills across disciplines to enhance services to parents.
Post Master's Training Program in Parent Education and Parent Guidance 2013–2014
This certificate program is an intensive training program designed for parent educators and/or clinicians who works with parents. Its goal is to promote a deepened understanding of the theories, values and principles that inform this work. There is a growing body of knowledge supporting the notion that parent guidance and the participation of parents in parent education programs enhances parent-child interaction and the development of healthy children in important ways. Participants will build a solid foundation of knowledge about parents and children along a variety of continuum. Development will be studied from infancy through adolescence. Seminars will also focus on the development of the parent-child relationship and the development of families. The inextricable links between each domain will be examined. In addition, an integrative seminar/ reflective supervision group will meet for ongoing consultation and application of new knowledge. The program will include: The Processes of Program Delivery and the Principles of Parent Guidance as well as five (5) full-day workshops with experts in the field.
Post-Graduate Training Program in Parent-Infant Mental Health 2013-2015
The Institute for Parenting Post-Graduate Program in Parent-Infant Mental Health is a 2-year intensive training program designed for clinicians, supervisors, consultants, and educators. This program is unique in its theory and research to practice emphasis, its grounding in infant and early childhood development, its cross-disciplinary scope, its practitioner practicality perspective and its focus on developmental practice. Rooted in the relational context of the work, the course of study embraces the complexity of the children and families served as well as the systems in which service is delivered. The program offers what the IMH clinician really needs to know to do the work; it is practice driven. In addition, the program aims to help the clinician formulate new and deeper ways to think about the why and how of practice. Included in the program will be core seminars, group and individual supervision and (5) full day workshops with experts in the field.