Advanced Clinical Practice Institute

Considering the Role of Early Experience in Working with Children and Families

Date & Time:

Saturday, September 23, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location:

McNeely Hall, MCH100, University of St. Thomas.
2060 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN

Registration

Registration beginning at 8 AM


Considering the Role of Early Experience in Working with Children and Families

This program is a collaboration between the St. Kate's - St. Thomas School of Social Work's Advanced Clinical Practice Institute and the Minnesota Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis (MICPP).

The importance of an individual’s early relationship experience is now widely accepted among developmental scientists and clinicians. John Bowlby’s ideas about inner working models, Daniel Stern’s ideas about representations of self and relationships with others, and Selma Fraiberg’s experiences of “being with another” are internalized and carried forward. Therapists, social workers, home visitors, and early childhood teachers will find a useful clinical tool in even an introductory understanding of these phenomena. This workshop will provide just such an understanding by offering an introduction to how the early experience of “getting care” contributes to the core of one’s sense of worth and potency and expectations regarding the availability of and sensitivity of caregivers.

Robert Weigand, MS, IMH-E (IV), is the Director of the Child Development Laboratory (CDL) and Cowden Distinguished Principal Lecturer of Family and Human Development in the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University. In addition to managing the CDL’s full-day child care and early education program, Bob teaches courses in child development and early childhood intervention.

Barbara Weigand, MSW, IMH-E (IV), recently retired as an Assistant Clinical Professor and Director of the Master of Advanced Studies in Infant-Family Practice Program in the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University. She has taught university courses in child development, early intervention, infant-family mental health, social work, and early childhood education.

Bob and Barb have provided child development and early childhood mental health training for various community-based organizations including the Infant-Toddler Mental Health Coalition of Arizona, Prevent Child Abuse Arizona, Healthy Families, Arizona Early Intervention Program, Head Start, Association for Supportive Child Care, Arizona Department of Child Safety, and Maricopa County Superior Court.

3 CEHs:

  • 2 hours, clinical intervention methods
  • 1 hour, assessment-based clinical treatment planning

Tickets:

Current MICP&P Students and Candidates – Free
University Student Admission – $40
MICP&P Society and St. Thomas Faculty Admission – $75
Public Admission – $85

All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. For details, call (651) 962-6315.

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