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Supporting Relationships in Early Intervention Using an Infant Mental Health Model
Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM PDT
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Supporting Relationships in Early Intervention Using an Infant Mental Health Model

man and childJoin us for this virtual two-part event on consecutive Wednesdays
September 16 & 23 | 2:00-5:00 pm both days | Virtual Event

Lisa Katzman, PT, DPT, PCS

This interactive two-part course will introduce the concepts of early childhood mental health, reflective practice, and therapeutic use of self as they relate to practice in early intervention. The instructor will review the factors that influence the formation of relationships in families of young children with disabilities and developmental delays.

This presentation will integrate current knowledge with case examples of young children typically encountered during the provision of home and community-based as well as virtual early intervention services and apply updated principles of practice that improve outcomes. Coaching and routines-based intervention will be discussed as models for strengthening family relationships and building caregiver capacities. Attendees will participate in small group discussions to engage in dialogue, problem-solving, and application of the material using real-life examples.  

Participants will:

  • Discuss the foundations of early childhood mental health and family-centered intervention, as well as their impact on practice in the field of early intervention.
  • Analyze factors that influence the formation of relationships within families of children with disabilities and developmental delays.
  • Apply reflective practice principles to design therapeutic interventions that strengthen parents' relationships with their children.
  • Generate three relationship-based strategies to optimize early intervention outcomes.

Lisa KatzmanLisa Katzman, PT, DPT, PCS is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy and Early Interventionist with over 30 years experience. Lisa received her Master of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in 1987. She completed the Harris Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program in 2009. In December 2019, she received her Doctor of Physical Therapy in Pediatric Science from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.

Dr. Katzman's professional involvement includes membership in the APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy, APTA Early Intervention Special Interest Group, CPTA Pediatric Special Interest Group and Education Committee, CPTA Diversity Affairs Committee, Association of Pediatric Therapists, and the Infant Development Association of California (IDA). She served on the IDA Board of Directors for four years and was the IDA North Chapter chairperson for two years.

IDA Member $70
Nonmember $90
Parent/Student $50

CE hours:
IDA-Nursing/PT/Speech $45 for 5.5 hours
CDI-LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, LEP *you will be invoiced

ADA Requests: by August 25th

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