IMH Statewide Meeting “The Impact of Relational Trauma on the Caregiving

IMH Statewide Meeting
“The Impact of Relational Trauma on the Caregiving
System During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period”
Thursday October 30th, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Registration will begin at
8:30 a.m.
Winding Brook Conference Center
8240 South Genuine Road
Shepherd, Michigan
(989) 828-7373
– Alissa Huth-Bocks, Ph.D., IMH-E® (IV R/F), Associate
Professor of Clinical Psychology, Eastern Michigan University
– Rhonda Byrne, LMSW, IMH-E® (III), Integrated Behavioral
Health Specialist, Newaygo County Community Mental Health
This training will address the ways in which mothers’ histories of
relational trauma impact the mother-infant relationship, beginning in
pregnancy through the postpartum period using both an empirically
supported and clinically relevant perspective. The first part of the
training will describe the prevalence of different types of relational
traumas experienced by pregnant and post-partum mothers using upto-date scientific literature, including the presenter’s own research
findings. Furthermore, the effects of relational trauma on mothers’
developing representations of their infant in utero will be examined,
along with postnatal outcomes such as caregiving behavior and infant
attachment quality. These findings will be framed within both
attachment and trauma-informed theories. Case examples from an
ongoing research study will be used to illustrate points and stimulate
discussion. The second part of the training will describe a unique
intervention. Together, the training sessions will help attendees gain a
greater depth of understanding about the effects of relational trauma on
mothers and their infants during the transition to parenthood and some
ways in which mental health and early childhood service providers may
intervene with families to optimize the early parent-child relationship.
Statewide Meetings: Include
important news and updates from
MDCH and MI-AIMH, a resource
table, and a networking opportunity.
Who Should Attend: IMH Statewide
Meetings are intended for IMH
Clinicians and Specialists, those
seeking MI-AIMH endorsement,
students and those interested in the
mental health field of zero to three.
CEU’s: Approved for 5 Michigan
SW CEU’s and will also count
toward the requirements for the
MI-AIMH endorsement.
This is an IMH Statewide Committee and MI-AIMH sponsored event for “Celebrate Babies” week.
If you have any questions about this event and/or special
needs or accommodations, please contact
Jan Proudfoot:
(231) 533-8619 or [email protected]
Registration Form IMH Statewide Meeting
Thursday October 30, 2014
*A Registration Form Must Be Completed And Returned For All Participants
City, State, Zip:
Agency Affiliation:
Cost (Includes small Breakfast and Lunch):
_____ MI-AIMH Members: $65.00
_____ Non MI-AIMH Members: $80.00
_____ Students: $35.00
_____ CEU Processing Fee (Additional $10.00)
_____ For CEU’s, list State License Number:
_____ Vegetarian or Gluten Free (circle your choice) Lunch Option (If not ordered, will not be provided.)
Hotel Accomodations:
After October 8, 2014, a block of rooms will be available at the government rate of $75.00 per night for this
event at: Comfort Inn, 2424 S. Mission Street, Mount Pleasant, MI Ÿ 989-772-4000 Ÿ
Registration Due: Monday October 23, 2014
NOTE: *For Agency checks covering cost of registration,
please indicate the names of all staff members attending the training
Please Mail completed registration form along with check, made payable to MI-AIMH, to:
MI-AIMH, ATTN: Deborah Kahraman, 13101 Allen Road, Southgate, MI 48195
Email: [email protected], Phone: 734-785-7705, Ext. 7194, Fax: 734-287-1680
NOTE: IMH Statewide Meetings are supported by the Michigan Department of Community Health and MI-AIMH
and are organized by the IMH Statewide Meeting Committee.