NCAST Programs - Promoting Nurturing Environments for Young Children

Upcoming Seattle 2017/2018 Workshops

Promoting First Relationships® 2-day Learners Workshop - November 2 & 3 Workshop full, registration closed

Parent Child Interaction (PCI) Teaching Scale Workshop - November 15-17 Register here

Attachment, Neurodevelopment and Psychopathology Workshop, Patricia M. Crittenden, PhD, January 31, February 1 & 2, 2018 Register here   

Promoting Maternal Mental Health During Pregnancy - Spring 2018 - dates posted soon                                                                                                                                                  


A List of Infant Mental Health Core Competencies addressed in NCAST workshops here 

To be notified of the dates for the next Promoting First Relationships in Pediatric Primary Care 1 day workshop in Seattle, send an email to

Parent-Child Interaction (PCI) Assessment - Teaching Scale - Nov 15-17, 2017

Product ID: PCIW-REG

Watertown Hotel - Seattle - November 15, 16, & 17, 2017

This workshop presents a unique opportunity to become reliable in the NCAST Parent-Child Interaction (PCI) Teaching Assessment Scale, learning from the source and transforming the way in which you view the parent/caregiver-child interaction. For more information on the scale . . . .

During this 3-day course, you will learn the valuable skills of precisely observing both caregiver and child and their dyadic interaction during a teaching task.  All participants will attempt reliability and have the opportunity to become certified* to use the NCAST PCI Teaching Assessment scale.

Tuition & fees includes an administration manual, assessment scale pad, administration toy kit, reliability testing & certificate.

Who Should Use the PCI Teaching Assessment Scale?

  • Public Health Nurses
  • Researchers
  • Social Workers
  • Infant Mental Health Specialists
  • Occupational & Physical Therapists
  • Early Intervention Workers

"I will never look at parent-child interaction in the same way again. This training has taught me to leave my biases at the door and focus on the positive. I am forever changed." RN, New York City

"Dr. Kathryn Barnard told our instructor group that people who study the Parent-Child Interaction scales never see a parent-child pair in quite the same way again. My experience supports this. You develop a new perspective and enhanced insight into everyday interactions and their consequent impact on children's developmental potential." Early Parenting Consultant & Instructor

Learning the scale may meet some of the screening, assessment, and observation competencies for certification in infant mental health. *If you do not attain reliability during the workshop, private arrangements can be made to attain reliability with a second or third attempt if needed. Attaining reliability cannot be guaranteed.

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Price: $625.00

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CNE - Fee

Product ID: CNE

Continuing Education Credit is available for the following workshops:

Promoting First RelationshipsPromoting Maternal Mental Health During Pregnancy and Attachment, Neurodevelopment and Psychopathology. 

Price: $45.00

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Attachment, Neurodevelopment, & Psychopathology Workshop - January 31, February 1 & 2, 2018

Product ID: ANP


Patricia M. Crittenden, PhD

This 3-day course focuses on the development, prevention, and treatment of psychological disorder. It weaves together theory, human development, assessment, case examples, and treatmentapplications to reframe maladaptive behavior in terms of strategies for self-protection. The course focuses on development from infancy to adulthood, emphasizing the process of adaptation and developmental pathways that carry risk for psychopathology. The model used is the Dynamic-Maturational Model (DMM) of attachment and adaptation developed by course instructor Patricia M. Crittenden, Ph.D.

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EARLY BIRD Rate $375 by December 1, 2017 - After December 1, 2017 - $395

This workshop is eligible for 18 CEU's, purchase above.

The workshop will be held on the University of Washington Campus - Seattle.


Price: $375.00

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Promoting First Relationships® Workshop - November 2 & 3, 2017 - Seattle

Product ID: PFR-SEA

Professionals who work with caregivers and young children (0-3) often see the need to support and guide caregivers in building nurturing and responsive relationships with children. Promoting First Relationships® workshop gives professionals the knowledge, tools, and strategies to do so. The Promoting First Relationships program integrates theory, practice, and intervention. Trainers use various learning approaches including case studies, role-playing, and reflectivdialogue. These approaches allow participants to apply the framework directly to issues faced in their work environment.  In this 2-day workshop, participants learn a unique consultation and intervention strategy that they can integrate into their work, whether in high risk, special needs, child care, or other early childhood fields. The strategy can be used one-on-one with parents (in clinic or the home) and also with child care providers and early childhood teachers responsible for group care. Because Promoting First Relationships is a positive, strengths-based model, caregivers are typically open to the intervention and gain competence, and thus investment in their caregiving.

What participants are saying . . . 

"I loved the video examples which really helped illustrate the principles."

"Straightforward and doable, lots of real life examples and opportunity to reflect in groups."

"I liked how the case studies cemented the concepts."

This workshop is eligible for 14.5 CEU's, purchase above.

 Workshop full, registration closed.


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