Course Descriptions

Course 1: Clinical Uses of the Parent Development Interview
Course 2: RF Training on the Parent Development Interview
Course 3: RF Training on the Pregnancy Interview

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Clinical Uses of the Parent Development Interview

Length: 1 day
Location: City College, CUNY, Room 8/132 North Academic Center
Instructor(s): Arietta Slade, PhD
Course Dates:  Wednesday, June 7th 2017 
Time: 9am – 4:30pm
Fee: $300
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This one-day course is designed to help clinicians learn to use the Parent Development Interview in their work with parents and families. In particular, the course will help clinicians develop the skills to use the PDI in assessing:

  1. Parental representations of the child
  2. Parental representations of the relationship
  3. Parental mentalizing capacities, particularly in moments of high intensity affect.

Ways to use the PDI as a form of intervention will also be discussed The course will include a review of the organization and content of the PDI, an overview of mentalization theory, a discussion of key ways of assessing representation and reflective functioning in parents, and some potential ways that the interview can be used as an intervention.  Course materials will include case vignettes, transcripts, and videotaped material.

The course will cover:

  • Assessing representational qualities using the PDI
  • Clinically assessing mentalizing abilities using the PDI
  • Mentalization and arousal on the PDI
  • The interpersonal field of the PDI: PDI and Countertransference
  • The PDI as an intervention
  • Moving in and out of a reflective space in clinical interventions

Who is this course suitable for?
Psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, child protection workers, child and adult psychotherapists, nurse clinicians, and other professionals working in parent-child assessment and intervention settings.  This course is aimed at clinicians. It is designed to complement, rather than replace, the more detailed training in coding the PDI for RF, which is more appropriate for individuals who are using the PDI for research.  Previous training in RF coding is not required.

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REGISTRATION FOR CURRENT COURSE CLOSES ON 05/01/17 REGISTER NOW*

*The June courses are presently under-registered, and will be cancelled on May 1st if we do not have a full complement of participants.  So, if you plan to come, please let us know as soon as possible.

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Reflective Functioning Training on the Parent Development Interview

Length: 3 days
Location: City College, CUNY, Room 8/132 North Academic Center
Instructor(s): Arietta Slade, PhD; Elizabeth Graf, PhDMelissa Ilardi, PhD
Course Dates:  Thursday, June 8th – Saturday, June 10th, 2017
Time: Day 1 9am – 4pm; Day 2 9am – 4pm; Day 3 9am – 4pm
Fee: $1100
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This three day course is designed to provide research professionals with a comprehensive understanding of parental Reflective Functioning (RF) and to provide training to become a reliable RF coder on the Parent Development Interview (PDI). The course will provide an introduction to RF and to the PDI and will provide participants in the course with training in understanding and applying the RF coding system. The course will include homework which must be completed overnight and will form the basis for discussion on the following training day.

Who is this course suitable for?
Professionals working in the areas of child mental health and clinical research. Click here for details on Training Protocol

Suggested Reading?
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REGISTRATION FOR CURRENT COURSE CLOSES ON 05/01/17 REGISTER NOW*

*The June courses are presently under-registered, and will be cancelled on May 1st if we do not have a full complement of participants.  So, if you plan to come, please let us know as soon as possible.

CLICK HERE FOR INFO ON EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DISCOUNT

Reflective Functioning Training on the Pregnancy Interview

Length: 3 days
Location: City College, CUNY, Room 8/132 North Academic Center
Instructor(s): Arietta Slade, PhD; Elizabeth Graf, PhD; Melissa Ilardi, PhD
Course Dates:  Thursday, June 8th – Saturday, June 10th, 2017
Time: Day 1 9am – 4pm; Day 2 9am – 4pm; Day 3 9am – 4pm
Fee: $1100
Registration:
Click Here for Registration

This three day course is designed to provide research professionals with a comprehensive understanding of parental Reflective Functioning (RF) and to provide training to become a reliable RF coder on the Pregnancy Interview (PI). The course will provide an introduction to RF and to the PI and will provide participants in the course with training in understanding and applying the RF coding system. The course will include homework which must be completed overnight and will form the basis for discussion on the following training day.

Who is this course suitable for?
Professionals working in the areas of infant/child/maternal mental health and clinical research Click here for details on Training Protocol

Suggested Reading?
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