Training Academy: Official DC:0-5 for Clinicians (Online)
The Official DC:0-5 for Clinicians offered online via Zoom. This is a perfect chance to learn about the DC:0-5 and how it use it in your practice, from the comfort of your home or office (or home office)!
Zero to Three's Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood (DC:0-5™) is the first developmentally based system for diagnosing mental health and developmental disorders in infants and toddlers.
Delivered by FAIMH Training Academy ZERO TO THREE Certified Trainers who are highly qualified with strong clinical skills and training experience.
- Definitions of key concepts in infant and early childhood mental health as they relate to diagnostic formulation and approaches.
- A review of the multi-axial framework
- Approaches to infant and early childhood assessment and diagnosis (developmentally appropriate, relational and family-focused, contextually grounded, culturally competent, and strengths-based).
- A brief review of:
- Axis I—Clinical Disorders
- Axis II—Relational Context
- Axis III—Physical Health Conditions and Considerations
- Axis IV—Psychosocial Stressors
- Axis V—Developmental Competence
- Understanding DC:0–5 in relation to other classifications such as ICD-10 and DSM-5
Schedule & Agenda
Note: This 10-hour training takes place over three days.
Day 1: Thursday 6/17 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM EST live online
Day 2: Friday 6/18 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM EST live online
1 hour of self-study on your own time between Day 2 and 3.
Day 3: Monday 6/21 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM EST live online
NOTE: The DC:0-5 Manual is Required - Please purchase on your own, with enough time that you have it for Day 1 of the training. You may purchase from Zero to Three, or through an online bookseller.
Trainers: Zero to Three Certified Trainers, Leslie Allen, ACSW, IMH-E® & Cecily Hardin, LCSW, IMH-E®
Location is online via Zoom
Zoom link info will be sent to paid registrants approx. 24 hours before the training begins.
Open to all FAIMH Members and Florida residents ONLY. (Zero to Three Trainer Certification allows us to only train residents of our own state. Please do not register for this training if you live outside of Florida.) This training is for advanced practitioners such as mental health clinicians, mental health consultants, social workers, early intervention specialists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, and nurse practitioners whose work with infants, young children, and their families involves assessment, diagnosis, and case formulation.
FAIMH Member Rate: $450 for the full 3-session training series
Agency Member Rate: $400 per person
For Non-Members: Registration + Membership: $500 for the full 3-session training series
Group Rate (5 or more): $425 per person (min. purchase $2,125)
CEUs included at no cost - a savings of $50! (see below for more CEU information)
To ensure the best possible experience for all participants, the program relies on online video conferencing, which has minimum requirements to work properly. You will need a desktop or laptop computer with speakers, microphone, and webcam, and a high-speed internet connection. Laptops work best because they come with all the necessary equipment and can easily be moved from room to room in your home or office to find a quiet place.
- Review the system requirements for the Zoom online meeting platform
- Try out a test meeting
- Test your audio and video in the meeting
- Watch a video tutorial about using Zoom
Certificate: Upon successful completion of the DC 0-5 series, a certificate of completion will be earned. A certificate will only be provided to those who attended the full 3-session training series (9 hours).
CEUs: Continuing education (9 hours) for licensed clinical social workers, marriage & family therapists, and mental health counselors will be offered by the Florida Association for Infant Mental Health, an approved provider for continuing education by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling (CE Provider # 50-30846)
Continuing education (9 hours) for psychologists will be offered by the Florida Association for Infant Mental Health, an approved provider for continuing education by the Florida Board of Psychology (CE Provider # 50-30846).
Policies: View our Training Academy Policy on attendance, payment, cancellation and more.
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