Presenter: Jeff Shearer, LCSW, ACSW, M-CAP
Date/Time: Friday, October 11, 2019, 9 am - 4 pm
Location: FAU Boca Raton Campus, Room TBD
Cost: $175; $150 Early Bird until September 27, 2019
A limited number of seats have been reserved for students with a special $125 rate until September 27. Use Promo Code IMHStudent at checkout.
Infant Mental Health is a growing field of clinical practice that examines the relationship between the parent-child dyad. By working with infants and children 0-5 years old, early interventions have proven impactful in reducing mental health issues as these children enter adolescence and adulthood. Since brain development occurs rapidly in this age group, clinicians can make a measurable positive impact on the lives of these children.
Pioneered in the United States by the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health, and adopted by seventeen States and three countries, this treatment modality has proven to be a game changer in the field of mental health. Clinicians are now able to achieve Endorsement ® through an innovative program that involves classroom instruction and ongoing Reflective Supervision with a highly trained and vetted Reflective Supervisor. The State of Florida is adopting this Endorsement® in January of 2020.
This Endorsement® will allow clinicians to improve outcomes in clients and prepare the clinician to be on the cutting-edge of mental health practice.
1. Understanding basic principles of Infant Mental Health (IMH).
2. Learning the impact of infant trauma on neurobiology and brain architecture.
3. Understanding attachment theories as it relates to trauma.
4. Understanding how early childhood trauma impacts the life span.
5. Understanding the basic principles and application of Reflective Practice in the mental health of the parent-child dyad.
6. Learning the qualifications and requirements for Endorsement® as Infant Mental Health Practitioners (IMH-E®).
About the Presenter:
Jeff Shearer, LCSW, ACSW, M-CAP. Mr. Shearer earned his Master’s in Social Work from Florida State University in 1992 and attained his LCSW in 1994. He is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers and is a Certified Addictions Professional credential from the Florida Certification Board, as well as Nationally Roster Child Parent Psychotherapist. Mr. Shearer is the Chief Executive Office and co-founder of Tykes & Teens, Inc. in Stuart, Florida and agency that provides counseling services to infants, children, adolescents and their families.
FAU Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work is an approved provider of the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, the Florida Board of Psychology and the Florida Board of Nursing (BAP #50-6251).
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Friday, October 11 at 9:00am to 4:00pm
Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work