Harris Infant Mental Health Training Institute
Child Parent Psychotherapy


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

FSU is delighted to have had a series of trainings and supports 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 helped deepen understanding, strengthen skills, and expand clinical expertise in serving ECC families.


Click to Watch: 2021 Webinar Series for Early Childhood Court Child Parent Psychotherapists


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


Webinar Series 2019

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 (Ended)
    Click to Watch Vicarious Trauma