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Yale-Riggs Infant & Family Mental Health Training Program - Module 4
Austen Riggs Center
The Yale-Riggs Infant & Family Mental Health Training Program is dedicated to the exploration of development, attachment, trauma, and the interaction of these topics within the parent-child relationship and family system. The curriculum was originally developed in collaboration with the Anna Freud Centre, the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, and Yale University.
Over the course of four weekend-long seminars, the program translates evidence based theory into practice, drawing on neurobiological, psychoanalytic, attachment, and adult mental health and family systems ideas, while making the training relevant to the participating practitioners’ work contexts. The teaching emphasizes discussion and reflection as integral to the learning process.
Participants will receive a certificate of completion when the first two modules are taken, and an advanced certificate when all four are complete. The modules can be taken out of order, but the four distinct modules must be completed for the advanced certification. In addition, each weekend will offer continuing education credits to psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers.
Module 4: March 31 - April 1
Friday, March 31, 2017
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Treatment Teams
(Break 10:30 - 10:45 a.m.) Samar Habl, MD
12:15 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 4:15 p.m. How to Work with Families with Complex Needs
(Break 2:30 - 2:45 p.m.) Foster families, families in crisis
Christiana Mills, LICSW; Nancy Close, PhD
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Case Presentation and Consultation: Systems Perspectives
Invited case presenters
Anne Carter, MD; Elizabeth Weinberg, MD
Saturday, April 1, 2017
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Diversity Informed Mental Health Tenets
Nancy Close, PhD, Lauren Dennehy, LICSW, Jessica Mayo, PhD
(Break 10:30 - 10:45 a.m.)
12:15 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 4:15 p.m. Frameworks and Advocacy
Linda Mayes, MD, Walter Gilliam, PhD
(Break 2:30 - 2:45 p.m.)
- Anne Carter, MD, works at the Rice Center for Children and Families in Brookline, MA, a clinic that sees children 0-5 focusing on the infant/child and parent relationship.
- Nancy Close, PhD, IMH-IV, is a co-director of the Yale-Riggs Infant Mental Health Training Series and is an assistant professor at the Yale Child Study Center, an educator, clinician, and endorsed infant mental health Mentor with the Connecticut Association of Infant Mental Health.
- Walter Gilliam, PhD, is an associate professor in the Child Study Center, director, of the Yale-China Program on Child Development, associate professor of psychology, and director of The Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy.
- Samar Habl, MD, is a board certified psychiatrist, a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, and the director of admissions at the Austen Riggs Center.
- Linda Mayes, MD, is the director of the Yale Child Study Center, the Arnold Gesell Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology in the Yale Child Study Center, and distinguished visiting professor at Sewanee, The University of the South.
- Lauren Dennehy, LCSW, is an assistant clinical professor and member of the early childhood faculty at the Yale Child Study Center and the developmental consultant to Mothering from the Inside Out.
- Jessica Mayo, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and a senior clinician at the Yale Child Study Center Outpatient Clinic.
- Christiana Mills, LCSW, IMH-IV, is a co-director of the Yale-Riggs Infant Mental Health Training Series and is a licensed clinical social worker and endorsed infant mental health Mentor with the Connecticut Association of Infant Mental Health.
- Elizabeth Weinberg, MD, is a board certified staff psychiatrist at the Austen Riggs Center and is certified by the American Psychoanalytic Association in adult psychoanalysis.
Fees & Registration
$400 early registration by March 17, 2017
$450 after March 17, 2017
Includes breakfast and lunch on both days.
Discounted Registration Fees:
- Two members from the same organization – each member receives a 15% discount
- Three members from the same organization – each member receives a 25% discount
To register by phone, contact Samantha Blache at  931.5230
Other Modules in the Program
Module 1 What is Infant Mental Health? / The Interface of Adult and Child Mental Health During the Adjustment to Parenthood / The Developmental Trajectory: Inner and Outer Worlds in Perinatal Life and Infants, Toddlers and Preschool Children / Trauma and Risk / The Practitioner-Client Relationship
Module 2 What is Risk? Assessment of Risk / Observation / Family Observation Workshop / The Infant Mental Health Practitioner’s Skill Set: Supporting the Development of Reflective Capacities in Parents / Clinical Uses of the Parent Development Interview
Module 3 Introducing the Baby to the Family; Thinking About Psychodynamic Systems / The Child in Context—Taking a Multigenerational Family History / Case Presentations and Consultations / Clinicians Engaging Fathers and the Science and Practice of Why it is Worth the Trouble / Diverse Family Constellations: Single parent, same sex parents, grandparents, multiracial and blended families, teen parents, divorce, adoption
Note: In order to receive CME/CE credits, participants must attend the entire weekend.
The Austen Riggs Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The Austen Riggs Center is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Austen Riggs Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Austen Riggs Center maintains responsibility for the program and its content. For additional information about this program, please call Erikson Institute Education Coordinator Samantha Blache, at  931.5230.
The Austen Riggs Center’s policy on disclosure, in keeping with requirements of the Massachusetts Medical Society, requires continuing education planners and speakers to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with commercial entities that could pose a potential conflict of interest in the presentation of this educational activity. The Austen Riggs Center Continuing Medical Education Committee has established policies for identifying and resolving all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. The Austen Riggs Center accepts no commercial support of any kind to support our CME/CE activity. The Austen Riggs Center, #1344, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Austen Riggs Center maintains responsibility for the program.
Attention NY, NJ and ME Social Workers: the Austen Riggs Center is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. As of July 2015, ACE is accepted in 47 jurisdictions. This does not include the states of New York, New Jersey, and Maine.