What is IEMHP Collaborative?

Infant and early mental health is complex and requires the expertise and experiences of many to determine effective and efficient ways of supporting young children and their families. IEMHP Collaborative connects topic experts with practitioners across all professions and sectors to build knowledge, enhance skills and support best practice, together: a collaboration. The topics will vary, but the goals are the same: lean on the collective wisdom and perspectives of others to support optimal outcomes for infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their families.

Session Overview

In this session, participants will learn how to recognize markers in the dyad that define the attachment relationship and the developing stress response system in the infant. Learning how to observe the caregiver's behaviour pattern when their infant cues distress will help you intervene and support the caregiver to promote the development of security for their child, a co-regulation relationship, and mitigate developmental trauma.

Learning Objectives

In this session, participants will:

  • Learn more about how the infant and caregiver negotiate security in their relationship to develop secure, insecure and/or disorganized attachment
  • Explore using an observational framework to help identify treatment interventions in the dyad
  • Discuss how the observational framework can support conversations with caregivers to help them better understand and use the interventions

Date and Time: December 15th, 2023 at 1pm - 4pm EST

Session Duration: 3 hours

Location: Event Room 1, PGCRL Building, 686 Bay St., Toronto, ON

Cost: $200.00 CAD

Session Speaker:

Mary Rella, B.A.,Dip.C.S. is a Registered Psychotherapist and has been involved in developing, leading, supporting and managing a range of services for vulnerable infants, children, youth, young adults and their families for over 30 years. She has been a member of the Infant and Early Mental Health Promotion through the Hospital of Sick Children for over 10 years. Mary maintains a private clinical practice and does training and consulting throughout the province with specialized expertise in trauma and attachment.

Contact Us

For questions regarding the content of each IEMHP Collaborative session, please email nicole.tuzi@sickkids.ca For questions regarding registration and technical difficulties, please email iemhp.learning@sickkids.ca.

Training Hours

3 hours

IEMHP Collaborative: Session and Evaluation
Do you see what I see? Identifying and intervening in the caregiver/infant attachment relationship with Mary Rella
Instructor Led Course
Type:Learning Path
Key Dates
Enrollment:Prior to  12/15/2023
* Prices in Canadian Dollar