NCAST Programs - Promoting Nurturing Environments for Young Children

Seattle Events & Training 2015

Promoting Maternal Mental Health During Pregnancy - May 18 & 19

Attachment, Neurodevelopment & Psychopathology Workshop - June 1, 2, 3

Promoting First Relationships Workshop - August 20 & 21

Parent-Child Interaction Feeding & Teaching Learner Workshop - October 19 - 23

PCI Instructor Workshop - November 16 - 20                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

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Attachment, Neurodevelopment, & Psychopathology Workshop - June 1, 2, 3 - Seattle

Product ID: DMM

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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Location: University of Washington Campus, Seattle

18 CE Credits - $40  Sign up at conference.

Workshop Full, Registration Closed.

Promoting Maternal Mental Health During Pregnancy Workshop- May 18 & 19, 2015

Product ID: PMMH-SEA

University Silver Cloud Inn - Seattle

This workshop addresses the importance of helping the pregnant woman achieve a healthier mental and emotional state during pregnancy, to improve the chances that she and her child will experience a healthier relationship. Promoting Maternal Mental Health During Pregnancy training covers issues critical to the development of the early mother-child relationship including . . .

  • Bonding of parent to child
  • Attachment of child to parent
  • Importance of early brain development
  • The role that emotionally available and attentive caregiving play in the child's emotional and cognitive development

This program includes the typical course of pregnancy, high-risk pregnancies, domestic violence, pregnant women with unresolved grief or loss, and those women experiencing depression or other mental health disruptions.

Fee covers tuition and all curriculum materials including the Promoting Maternal Mental Health During Pregnancy book, handouts and assessment guide. The workshop will be held from 8:30AM to 4:30PM at the University Silver Cloud Inn.

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12.6 CEU's available for this training - $40 processing fee paid at workshop.

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Price: $395.00

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Promoting First Relationships® Workshop - August 20 & 21, 2015

Product ID: PFR-SEA

University Silver Cloud Inn - Seattle

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 reflective dialogue. 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.

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Price: $395.00

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NCAST PCI Learner Workshop, October 19-23, 2015 - Seattle

Product ID: PCIW-REG

NCAST PCI Feeding & Teaching Learner Workshop - Watertown Hotel, Seattle

This workshop presents a unique opportunity to become reliable in the Feeding & Teaching scales in Seattle, learning from the source.  During this week long course, you will learn the valuable skills of precisely observing both caregiver and child and their dyadic interaction.  All participants will attempt reliability and have the opportunity to become certified* to use the NCAST Feeding and Teaching scales for one year. Tuition includes all materials needed to learn and administer the scales.

Learning the scales 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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Please note:  Workshop will be cancelled if minimum enrollment not met by September 14th

Price: $1,200.00

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NCAST PCI Instructor Workshop - November 16-20, 2015

Product ID: PCI-REG

Watertown Hotel, Seattle, WA

Want to join our exclusive team of PCI Instructors from around the world?

The NCAST PCI Instructor Workshop is a 5-day intensive workshop to prepare professionals for the role of training others in the NCAST Feeding & Teaching Scales and other supplementary NCAST programs. The workshop is typically held twice a year in Seattle, once in the Spring and again in the Fall. This workshop is designed for professionals working with families with infants and young children who have a role in the ongoing training of community health care service providers in their local area.Those planning to use the PCI Feeding and Teaching Scales in research are encouraged to apply. Admission to the workshop is granted from NCAST Programs.

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