October 15th 2019 – May 5th 2020
Once a week on Tuesday’s | 6:00pm-8:00pm
WE HAVE DESIGNED THIS COURSE SPECIFICALLY FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS WHO WISH TO DEEPEN AND BROADEN THEIR DEVELOPMENTAL UNDERSTANDING OF PARENTING, INFANCY AND THE YOUNG CHILD. THIS COURSE WILL ALSO HELP HONE EACH CLINICIAN’S OBSERVATIONAL AND TECHNICAL SKILLS WHEN WORKING WITH PARENTS, INFANTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN.
THE OPTIONAL SECOND YEAR OF THE PROGRAM WILL FOCUS ON INCREASING THE PARTICIPANTS’ EXPERTISE IN CLINICAL WORK WITH INFANTS, YOUNG CHILDREN AND PARENTS THROUGH USE OF SMALL CONSULTATION GROUPS. THESE GROUPS WILL ALLOW PARTICIPANTS TO PRESENT CLINICAL CASE MATERIAL AS WELL AS EXPERIENCE AND ENGAGE IN SPECIAL INTEREST SEMINARS ON TOPICS SUCH AS UNDERSTANDING CHILDHOOD DREAMS, THE IMPACT OF ILLNESS ON CHILDREN AND PARENTS, ISSUES RELATING TO DIVORCE, ADOPTION, ETC.
Goals & Objectives
- IDENTIFY ESSENTIAL CLINICAL AND THEORETICAL CONCEPTS RELATING TO PARENTING, INFANCY AND EARLY CHILDHOOD FROM A PSYCHOANALYTIC DEVELOPMENTAL PERSPECTIVE.
- WORK MORE EFFECTIVELY AND THERAPEUTICALLY WITH PARENTS, INFANTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN.
- DEEPEN CRITICAL THERAPEUTIC SKILLS OF OBSERVATION, CONTAINMENT AND COMMUNICATION THROUGH EXPERIENCE OF THE WATCH, WAIT AND WONDER METHOD OF CHILD-PARENT INTERACTION.
- INTEGRATE CONTEMPORARY VIEWS OF GENDER, WITH A FOCUS ON HOW YOUNG CHILDREN EXPERIENCE THEIR EMERGING SEXUAL SELVES AND IDENTIFICATIONS.
This course has been approved for 24 CME/CE credits.
Important Disclosure: None of the planners or presenters of this CME/CE program has any relevant financial relationship to disclose.
Accreditation and Credit Designation Statement
LAISPS is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. LAISPS takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.
Physicians: LAISPS designates this educational activity for a maximum of 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certificate in Continuing Medical Education.
Psychologists: LAISPS is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. LAISPS maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists: LAISPS is approved by the Board of Behavioral Sciences to grant continuing education credit to those holding LCSW and MFT licenses. (Provider #PCE311) This activity is designated for 24 credit hours.
Attention Psychologists: This year long course is divided into 4 week segments, with CE credit offered for each segment. According to APA guidelines, CE credit can only be awarded to psychologists for full attendance. In order to receive full credit for any given segment, attendance of all classes of that segment will be required.
BETH I. KALISH, PH.D.
JESSICA A. LEHMAN, PSY.D.
KATHLEEN M. CAMPBELL, PSY.D.