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Collaborative Learning Seminars  can be provided at your site, at a site you arrange in your community, or via distance technology. As appropriate, seminar content is aligned with the infant mental health endorsement competencies established by the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health (MI-AIMH) and supported by the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health. Training content and learning facilitation processes are developed based on learner needs and professional development goals.

Sample topics include: early development, relationship-based family-centered practice, supporting nurturing parent-child interactions, supporting reflective capacity/mentalization, reflective practice in early childhood settings, and understanding the impact of trauma on early development.


Reflective Supervision is available on a fee-for-service basis for individuals and groups. This service can be provided face-to-face at your site or via distance technology.

Consultation is available regarding professional development needs for individuals, programs and service systems.


The Parent-Infant Study Center provides professional development services to learners from many different fields of practice. Each seminar and learning module is designed with specific Infant Mental Health competencies in mind. Certificates of Completion listing these Infant Mental Health Competencies are provided for each seminar and learning module. Professional discipline-specific CEUs are only provided when collaboarting agencies are able to offer the CEUs.


Thinking About Thinking: Reflective Practice Across Early Childhood Settings - a collection of movie clips and observation guides designed to provide many opportunities for parents and professionals to observe and reflect on brief interactions that typically occur in various settings with young children. The movie clips and observation guides are provided free of charge.

Reflective Practice Self-Study Modules are also available.  Go to "Register Here" for more information about how the Self-Study Modules work. This five-part Reflective Practice Series is provided in the format of recorded self-study modules that can be completed on participants' own time and submitted for a Certificate of Completion. Learners may choose to participate in the series (a $30 savings!) or select individual modules to complete.

  • Authentic Curiosity: Essential to Reflective Practice 

  • Asking Questions that Encourage Reflection

  • Learning to Understand the Minds of Others

  • Supporting Reflection in Parents

  • When Reflection is Difficult

PAYMENT for consultation, seminars, and self-study modules may be made by check (see registration form or contact for details) or by going to the "Register Here" page of this website. Online payments can be made through PayPal or credit card (processing fees apply). Sorry! All fees are non-refundable.

Contact:   Jacqui Van Horn

                   (505) 238-9085


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