Part 2: May 20, 2020 12 - 1 pm
Infant mental health (IMH) is a rapidly expanding field in South Carolina. IMH is a multidisciplinary field that aims to promote awareness of healthy social and emotional development, prevent the development of mental health concerns, and address symptoms of distress in young children and their caregivers when they do arise.
This two-part series will start an introductory overview of infant mental health and the concepts that underlie all infant mental health work across the promotion/prevention/intervention spectrum.
It will then focus in on IMH intervention, illustrating core components such as assessing the parent-child relation and using the DC 0-5 Diagnostic system, and briefly introducing evidence-based interventions. The second part of the series will utilize a case-presentation to illustrate the concepts introduced in the first presentation.
Mackenzie Soniak, PsyD
Mackenzie is the Director of South Carolina's Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Network. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University New England. During graduate school she served in a leadership role in an applied research and evaluation group, focusing on projects that aimed to create trauma-informed systems of care for young children and their families. Mackenzie completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Colorado Medical School Irving Harris Program in Child Development and Infant Mental Health and her pre-doctoral internship in infant mental health at Tulane University School of Medicine. Mackenzie has a strong passion for working with young children and their families and believes that it is imperative that all young children should have access to culturally sensitive, relationship-based, and trauma-informed care. She has trained in and served families using several evidence-based, relationship-focused assessments and treatments. She has a particular enthusiasm for providing services to young children and families in the child welfare system and building systems of care for child-serving systems through training, reflective consultation, and policy work.
*Time spent at this event counts toward IMHE® and/or ECMHE® Training or Renewal requirements. We recommend consulting the Competency Guidelines associated with your Endorsement® category to confirm. Please contact SCIMHA's Endorsement Coordinator at email@example.com with any questions.
Virtual Office Hours
Join SCIMHA staff anytime during the hour to ask questions about the IMH-E® and/or ECMH-E®. This opportunity is open to prospective and current applicants, as well as Endorsed colleagues. If you are not available during this month's office hours, don't fret! Our Endorsement Coordinator can be reached anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org .
As a reminder, the next 25 applicants who become Endorsed will be reimbursed their Endorsement® fees!
The South Carolina Infant Mental Health Association (SCIMHA) invites you to join with national experts & state leaders to examine practices and policies that can better support infant and early childhood mental health in South Carolina.
$55 for Members
$65 for Non-Members
$90 for Conference and one-year membership ($110 value and bonus month)
10 registrants for $550 ($650 value)
15 registrants for $825 ($975 value)
20 registrants for $1,100 ($1,300 value)
Program at a Glance
Monday, May 3
9:00 am - SCIMHA Panel Case Study
10:00 am - Dr. Aisha Ray
The Power of Relationships in Work for Racial Equity in IECMH
Tuesday, May 4
9:00 am - Berry Kelly, WIC
The Key to Success
10:00 - Dr. Barbara Stroud
How to Measure a Relationship
Wednesday, May 5
9am - Safe Baby Court Panel Discussion with:
10am - Dr. Gerry Costa
Reconceptualizing Training as Professional Formation in the Field of Infant Mental Health
Thursday, May 6
9am - Zero to Three
10:30am - State Policy Leaders
Want an introduction to the Endorsement® online application?
Join our Endorsement Coordinator, Jean Cimino, for a virtual walk through of all aspects of the online Endorsement® Application System (EASy)!
Join SCIMHA's Endorsement® Coordinator, Jean Cimino, to learn all about the Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health®.
As a reminder, the next 20 applicants who become Endorsed will be reimbursed their Endorsement® fees!
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