Touchpoints → Touchpoints: The How of Child and Family Engagement

Feb2022.Brazelton Touchpoints for Mental Health Clinicians


Description
Beginning February 7, 2022

This dynamic, intensive training explores how the Brazelton Touchpoints approach can be integrated into mental health clinical therapeutic theory and practice, and confers 20.35 CEUs. This professional development offering will help participants apply a strengths-based approach to supporting yourself, children, and families in the context of mental health services or treatment.

Brazelton Touchpoints is an evidence-based, developmental-relational practice proven to enhance provider and parent knowledge of child development, reduce parental stress, and build collaborative family-provider partnerships in service of strong, healthy family-child relationships. Touchpoints applies a deep understanding of children’s behavior as a primary family engagement and treatment strategy by anticipating known periods of increased stress in family functioning that are associated with developmental processes. Touchpoints employs relationship-based care to effectively manage behavioral, emotional, or relational concerns that might arise about a child.

In this training, participants learn strengths-based strategies to nurture collaborative partnerships with families in service of emotional well-being and parental competence. They also gain knowledge of theory and practice in delivering relationship-based, developmentally-informed psychotherapeutic services. While Brazelton Touchpoints is a preventive model of care, this adaptation for mental health clinicians incorporates its theory and practice into intervention and mental health treatment, taking into account effects of trauma and resilience upon development and family functioning. Touchpoints is designed to complement existing psychotherapeutic skills to enhance diverse clinical orientations and techniques. These may include infant and early childhood mental health dyadic and family systems, child-parent psychotherapy, interpersonal and psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, parent guidance, and developmental play therapy.

All providers who work with families of young children can benefit from learning about Touchpoints. This particular Touchpoints training is specifically designed for mental health clinicians; including psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers, licensed mental health clinicians, and infant and early childhood mental health specialists.

Course Format:
This is a six-module course (six 4-hour live sessions) taking place February 7 – 28, 2022
  • Mon 2/7/2022 - 10 am – 2 pm ET
  • Thurs 2/10/2022 - 12 pm – 4 pm ET
  • Tues 2/15/2022 - 10 am – 2 pm ET
  • Thurs 2/17/2022 - 1 pm – 4 pm ET
  • Tues 2/22/2022 - 10 am – 2 pm ET
  • Mon 2/28/2022 - 12 pm – 4 pm ET
The live modules are followed by six monthly one-hour virtual reflective practice sessions. Attendance is required at all live webinar sessions and at least four of the six reflective practice follow-up monthly sessions. Sessions are not recorded. Certificates and CEUs are earned at the end of the six months of reflective practice.

# of hours: 28
This course is approved for 20.35 Continuing Education Credits for physicians, nurses, social workers, and psychologists. Click Here for more details.

Audience:
This particular Touchpoints training is specifically designed for mental health clinicians, including psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers, licensed mental health clinicians, and infant and early childhood mental health specialists.

What you will learn?:
  • Strategies for building partnerships with parents that promote family strengths and emphasize preventive emotional health as well as therapeutic healing
  • Techniques for integrating strengths-based attitudes and relationship-based practices into therapeutic care for individuals and families
  • Strategies for strengthening parent-child relationships as a key influence on a child’s development and emotional functioning
  • How to understand the processes of child development that create stress and conflict within families and how these offer opportunities for deepened relationship and healing
  • Treatment techniques to address the impact of trauma and adversity within and upon the developmental process
  • Strategies for forming a strengths-based relationship with parents, and building upon child
Number of participants:
Minimum of 10
Maximum of 18

Price: $750

BTC Learning Network Member Price: $725 Click Here for more information on the BTC Learning Network

Clock Hour Credit: 28

Content
  • Pre-Work
  • Navigating the LMS presentation
  • Q&A Discussion
  • Pre-Survey
  • Live Session Zoom Meeting Details
  • Session 1
  • Session 2
  • Session 3
  • Session 4
  • Session 5
  • Session 6
  • Reflective Practice Sessions
  • Follow-up Survey 100d
  • Follow-Up Survey
Completion rules
  • You must complete the units "Follow-Up Survey"
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever