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Infant's Brain to the Therapist's Mind:  Reflecting on How Babies Teach Us About Therapy

In this provocative 2-hour interactive and video-based seminar, Dr. Neil Boris delves into key findings regarding the development of our socio-emotional brains and establishes ways in which research in this arena informs clinical work with parents.  The talk begins with a review of creative research on how babies are hard-wired for social input and how caregivers optimally help regulate emotional states in young children.  The central role of what the seminal infant researcher and author, Daniel Stern, MD termed “Being With” will be highlighted.  From there, Dr. Boris will focus what it means to apply the concept of Being With to clinical encounters with parents and other caregivers.  From establishing an alliance to working through caregiving struggles, case-based examples will be used to establish how the clinician can develop the capacity to Be With their clients in order to support change through a process called reflective dialogue.  Though this talk will be focusing on how research on infant-caregiver relationships inform clinician-caregiver relationships, no single therapeutic approach will be presented.  Instead, clinicians will discover how what are called ‘common factors’ across therapies influence outcomes.

Trainer: Neil W. Boris, M.D.

Neil is currently a member of the Leadership Team at Circle of Security International. After completing his residency training at Brown University in pediatrics, adult and child psychiatry in 1993, Neil received a Career Development Award sponsored jointly by the National Institute of Mental Health and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. In the ~30 years since then, he has focused on the social and emotional development of high-risk children—including those
under five years of age. Neil held tenure at Tulane University in New Orleans where he achieved the rank of Professor; his passion for teaching and training was awarded with a Teaching Scholar Award. He has been an associate editor of the Infant Mental Health Journal, served on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and on the Board of Directors of the World Association of Infant Mental Health and is Past President of the Florida Association for Infant Mental Health.


Event Time:  

February 23rd, 2023 

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET

Location is online via Zoom

Zoom link info will be sent to paid registrants several times beginning one week before the training begins.

Open to: This training is best for advanced practitioners such as mental health clinicians, mental health consultants, social workers, early intervention specialists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, and nurse practitioners who work with infants, young children, and their families especially those who align with Infant Mental Health Specialist (IMHS) or Infant Mental Health Mentor (IMHM) Endorsement categories.

Supports Endorsement: 

This training may meet key infant mental health competencies that support your preparation to earn the Florida Infant Mental Health Endorsement®. It is appropriate for professions who match the IMHS or IMHM categories, those who are clinicians or are studying to become clinicians. Not sure which Endorsement category fits you best? Explore the categories of Endorsement.


Agency Member Rate: $60

FAIMH Member Rate: $70

Non-Member Rate: $85

Late Registration Rate (Starts February 1st): $100

Need CEUs?

No problem for $20 you can purchase a 2 hour CEU Ticket for Social Work, Marriage & Family, Mental Health or Psychology (see below for more CEU information)

Technology Requirements:

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.

Certificate: Upon successful completion of the training, a certificate of completion will be earned. A certificate will only be provided to those who attended the full training session (2 hours).

CEUs: Continuing education (2 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 (2 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).

Professionals in other related disciplines, as well as those working outside of Florida, can submit CEU certificates to their corresponding boards for independent approval. Actual CEU amounts will be dependent upon your specific licensure board and attendance.

Policies: View our Training Academy Policy on attendance, payment, cancellation and more.

Questions? Email us

23 Feb 2023
2:00pm - 4:00pm EST

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