Professional Use of Self: An important tool of the trade for reflective practitioners

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
8:30 am - 11:30 am AKDT
Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 08:30 AM until 11:30 AM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Video Conferencing
Cost Range
Registration fee is non-refundable

Host And Instructor

Parent-Infant Study Center
Jacqui Van Horn, MPH, IMH-E®


Contact Hours: 3.00

Training Overview Description

Painters have brushes, doctors have stethoscopes, dentists have drills, carpenters have hammers . . . infant/early childhood-family, reflective practitioners have ourselves as an important tool of our trade.

This 3-hour webinar offers participants the opportunity to settle in and explore the term "professional use of self" as it applies to their work in the infant/early childhood - family field of practice. As part of this exploration, we will take some time to locate ourselves in terms of our cultural identity and consider how this identity intersects with our professional self.

About the Sponsor

The Parent-Infant Study Center was established in Albuquerque, NM in the US in 2009. Led by IECMH specialist, Jacqui Van Horn, MPH, IMH-E®, her goal was to create a community where infant/early childhood-family professionals engage in high quality, relationship-based learning experiences that enhance practice. Small learning groups as well as reflective supervision groups and individuals come together to learn in both live and virtual environments. Jacqui also travels to communities to provide professional development experiences including reflective supervision/consultation.

Competencies & Endorsement

This training will cover certain competencies required for Endorsement® including the reflective supervision training requirements for Endorsement® renewal AK-AIMH administers the Endorsement® to recognize the attainment of professional competencies in working with children 0-3. For more information about Competencies® & Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health®, please visit AK-AIMH's website.

Event-specific Details

The Alaska Association for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health (AK-AIMH) has listed this training for the benefit of Alaska's professionals as part of our initiative Project Compass: Leading the Way to Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Workforce Development. Project Compass is funded by AK-AIMH members and donors, the Alaska Children's Trust, and the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority. Visit Project Compass to learn more!

Registration Information

Register for this training at the Parent-Infant Study Center.

Direct any questions to Jacqui via email at or by phone at (505) 238-9085.