Advanced Clinical Training Program
WA-AIMH is happy to partner with the Barnard Center to get to word out to our community members about this exciting opportunity. For more information, go the ACT website, or download the program launch flyer. The application deadline is January 31, 2021.
The Advanced Clinical Training (ACT) Program is designed for post-graduate (Masters or PsyD) licensed and license-eligible mental health professionals and consists of a foundations phase, an advanced clinical training phase, and two vital supporting activities – infant observation and reflective practice/consultation groups. The program offers over 270 contact hours of continuing education units with approximately 60 hours of reflective practice consultation in small groups.
The Foundations Phase introduces and grounds clinicians in the principles, knowledge, skills, and perspectives of infant and early childhood mental health and child development from prenatal to 5 years of age.
The Advanced Clinical Training Phase focuses on specialized clinical infant and early childhood mental health treatment rooted in contemporary understanding and application of attachment and psychodynamic/psychoanalytic theories and concepts.
In addition to the traditional focus on relational processes and perspectives and the reflective stance, the ACT Program integrates diversity-informed practice principles based on the Diversity-Informed Tenets for Work with Infants, Children and Families to prepare clinicians to address the influences of systemic and structural inequities on the lives of infants, children and families. This includes the deeply rooted social and cultural influences of normative standards based on race, gender, class, ability, sexuality, age, and other social identities.