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Third Thursday Webinar: Promoting Positive Behaviors in Young Children: Practical Tools to Reduce “Threenager” Meltdown and Build Positive Relationships

  • 21 Jul 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom
  • 81


  • If you are a current SCIMHA member, this event is offered at no charge.
  • Individuals who are not members of SCIMHA are encouraged to join. Third Thursday webinars are offered at no charge for members.

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  • Session Learning Objectives

  • Discuss common contributing factors for why toddler and preschool-aged children exhibit challenging behaviors
  • Understand developmental norms for typical behaviors in young children and when additional resources may be helpful
  • Learn several specific tools to enhance relationships and build positive connections when working with young children.

Our Presenter:

Kerrie G. Murphy, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in working with young children and families. Dr. Murphy received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical-Community psychology from the University of South Carolina and she completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowships in developmental disabilities and trauma-informed care in youth at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC).

Dr. Murphy’s clinical expertise is in early childhood mental health, including evaluating and treating challenging behaviors in young children, promoting and enhancing positive caregiver-child relationships, and supporting caregivers in using evidence-based parenting tools. Dr. Murphy is certified as a PCIT (Parent-Child Interaction Therapy)-International Therapist and Within Agency Trainer and is passionate about helping to support and empower caregivers of young children. She currently owns a private practice in Charleston, SC where she provides evidence-based, relationship-focused therapy services to young children and families. Dr. Murphy is Endorsed as an Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist (ECMH-E®), and she also serves on the Board of the South Carolina Infant Mental Health Association (SCIMHA) to help bring support and awareness to infant and early childhood mental health throughout South Carolina. 

In her spare time, Dr. Murphy enjoys getting lost in a good book, running, and enjoying time with her family.

*Time spent at this event counts toward IMH-E® and ECMH-E® training or renewal requirements. We recommend consulting the Competency Guidelines associated with your Endorsement® category to confirm. Contact SCIMHA Endorsement Coordinator Jean Cimino with questions. 

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1 Carriage Lane, Suite J
Charleston, SC 29407

(833) 472-4642

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