Harris Infant Mental Health Training Institute
Child Parent Psychotherapy


Strengthening, Supporting & Expanding Florida's Early Childhood Court Clinical Component

FSU is delighted to bring a series of trainings and supports to continue to build a strong clinical workforce for Florida's Early Childhood Courts (ECC). Clinicians trained in Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) play a pivotal role in healing two generational trauma and breaking the cycle of child maltreatment. We conducted a survey with the ECC Clinical Network to understand issues in serving ECC families and to prioritize topics for webinars, trainings and case consultations. We hope that these supports will help deepen understanding, strengthen skills, and expand clinical expertise in serving ECC families.

Trainings | Webinars | Clinical Case Consultations

Trainings

Maximizing the Therapeutic Role of the CPP Clinician in Early Childhood Court
When: August 28, 2019. 8:30-5:00pm (Ended)
Where: Duval County Courthouse 501 West Adams Street, Jacksonville, FL
Presenter: Dr. Amy Dickson, Clinical Psychologist, LSU Health Science Center, New Orleans
Topics: engaging families in ECC, concurrent planning, supporting tough cases, role of CPP on the ECC team, writing useful reports, balancing confidentiality and transparency, maximizing the CPP clinical role in strengthening ECC families
ECC Training Agenda


Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)
CPP is an evidence based intervention focused on children ages 0-5 with trauma. CPP training is an intensive 18-month training including an initial 3-day face-to-face, followed by every other week case consultation calls, another 2 day face-to-face training at 6 months and 12 months with continuing bi-weekly consultation calls. Requirements for the training are master degreed, licensed clinicians with knowledge of early childhood development and access to a caseload of young children.
More information about CPP
Training requirements

How to attend:
Submit an application to Sarah Mullane smullane@cpeip.fsu.edu:
  Application for Orlando August 2019 (due: August 2, 2019)
 Application for Pensacola September 2019 (due: August 16, 2019)
(If you are eligible, you will receive payment information.)


Fee: Thanks to the generosity of Sunshine Health Florida Child Welfare Specialty Plan Reinvestment Fund, 30 scholarships will be offered this week from the 130 applications received. For others, we are delighted to be able to reduce the training tuition from $2500 to a$1500 due to this one-time subsidy.

CPP 18 Month Trainings At A Glance
Florida CPP Start Dates Location Seats Cost
Class 1: July 9-11, 2019 Miami FULL --
Class 2: August 28-30, 2019 Sarasota FULL --
Class 3: August 21-23, 2019 Orlando Slots available One time discounted rate $1500*
Class 4: Sept 10-12, 2019 Pensacola Slots available One time discounted rate $1500*
*For clinicians who have previously trained in CPP but did not complete, or are not yet rostered, a special "booster rate" is available at $1000.



Webinar Series

Based on topics from a survey of early childhood mental health clinicians, these webinars address current issues in the field, specifically in Early Childhood Court. No cost but registration required. The five part free series includes:
  • Webinar 1: Sunshine Health's New Benefits for Children & Families
    As part of FSU's Webinar Series for Florida's Early Childhood Courts, Webinar 1 will explain "In-lieu-of Services" benefits, including new parent education services and infant mental health assessments. Will also cover steps to become a credentialed participating provider in Sunshine Health's network after obtaining a Florida Medicaid provider number.
    Presented by: Neiko Shea, LCSW, Vice President, Child Welfare and Healthy Kids, Sunshine Health.
    Date: Wednesday 7/24/19 at 12:30 pm (Ended)
    Click to Watch Sunshine Health's New Child & Family Services
  • Webinar 2: Getting started with Medicaid: Credentialing, Approved Services, Billing Made Easy
    As part of FSU's Webinar Series for Florida's Early Childhood Courts, Webinar 2 will explain ways to get credentialed with Medicaid and how to be more successful in billing and being reimbursed for Medicaid services to serve families and young children in child welfare system and in Early Childhood Court.
    Presented by: Kathryn Shea, LCSW, President & CEO, Florida Center for Early Childhood, Inc. Sarasota, FL and Gita Patel-Steingart, LMHC, R-PT; private practice owner (Gita Patel-Steingart Counseling, LLC), Tallahassee, FL.
    Date: Friday July 26 from 11:00-12:00 pm EST (Ended)
    Click to Watch Getting started with Medicaid
  • Webinar 3: Trauma Through the Eyes of a Young Child & Ways to Support Resilience
    As part of FSU's Webinar Series for Florida's Early Childhood Courts, Webinar 3 will explain signs that emotional needs are not being met, behaviors to observe and trauma symptoms that may not be apparent in young children and ways to foster resilience.
    Presented by: Joy D. Osofsky, Ph.D., Paul J. Ramsay Chair of Psychiatry, Barbara Lemann Professor of Child Welfare, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
    Date: Wednesday August 7, 2019. 12:00-1:00pm EST (Ended)
    Click to Watch Trauma Through the Eyes of A Young Child & Ways to Support Resilience
  • Webinar 4: How to Evaluate Parent Child Attachment & How to Intervene?
    As part of FSU's Webinar Series for Florida's Early Childhood Courts, Webinar 4 will address relationship-based assessments, bonding verses attachment, what is a bonding assessment, and how parent child assessments can help move a family forward. Presented by Dr. Amy Dickson, Clinical Psychologist/Assistant Professor, LSU Health Sciences Center, Dept. of Psychiatry, New Orleans, LA.
    Presented by: Dr. Amy Dickson, Clinical Psychologist/Assistant Professor, LSU Health Sciences Center, Dept. of Psychiatry, New Orleans, LA.
    Date: August 16, 2019 from 12:00-1:00pm EST (Ended)
    Click to Watch How to Evaluate Parent Child Attachment & How to Intervene?
  • Webinar 5: Vicarious Trauma
    As part of FSU's Webinar Series for Florida's Early Childhood Courts, Webinar 5 will address vicarious traumatization and compassion fatigue when working with families and young children with trauma and strategies for self-care.
    Presented by: Joy D. Osofsky, Ph.D., Paul J. Ramsay Chair of Psychiatry, Barbara Lemann Professor of Child Welfare, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA.
    Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019. 12:00-1:00pm, EST
    Register for Vicarious Trauma

Clinical Case Consultations
for Serving Florida's Early Childhood Court Families

National trauma experts, Dr. Joy Osofsky and Dr. Amy Dickson, from LSU Health Sciences Center have decades of experience working with traumatized young children in baby courts. They have committed to a total of 25 hours to provide reflective consultation to address the complex and varied clinical issues in serving Florida's Early Childhood Court Teams and child welfare cases with children 0-3. One hour consultations will be available on a first come basis with priority given to ECC cases. Call in numbers will be given upon confirmation of time slot. No cost but registration required.
Amy B. Dickson, Psy.D. Joy D. Osofsky, Ph.D
(1998, Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University; 1998-1999, Postdoctoral Fellow in Infant Mental Health and Trauma work, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) (1969, Clinical Psychology, Syracuse University; 1976-1978, Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Psychology, The Menninger Foundation; 1976-1985, Psychoanalytic Training, The Topeka Institute for Psychoanalysis)


How to participate:
Register Here:
  Clinical Consultation Registration

Consultation Calls Dates
Consultation Calls
Dr. Joy Osfosky
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 1-2 EDT
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 2-3 EDT
Monday, August 12, 2019 12-1 EDT
Friday, August 23, 2019 1-2 EDT
Monday, August 26, 2019 2-3 EDT
Monday, August 26, 2019 4-5 EDT
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 12-1 EDT
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12-1 EDT
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 1-2 EDT
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 2-3 EDT
Monday, September 23, 2019 12-1 EDT
Monday, September 23, 2019 2-3 EDT
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 12-1 EDT
Consultation Calls
Dr. Amy Dickson
Friday, July 12, 2019 1-2 EDT
Friday, July 19, 2019 1-2 EDT
Friday, July 26, 2019 1-2 EDT
Friday, August 2, 2019 1-2 EDT
Friday, August 9, 2019 12-1 EDT
Friday, August 9, 2019 1-2 EDT
Friday, August 16, 2019 1-2 EDT
Friday, August 30, 2019 1-2 EDT
Friday, September 6, 2019 1-2 EDT
Friday, September 13, 2019 1-2 EDT
Friday, September 20, 2019 1-2 EDT
Friday, September 27, 2019 1-2 EDT
(dates and times are subject to change)