Early Childhood Mental Health Disorders for Allied Professionals
Professional Development Trainings
DC:0-5 Infant & Early ChildhoodMental Health Disorders Trainings
Jamie Elzea, MSW, MPH, LICSW, IMH-E® is a clinician endorsed as an Infant Mental Health Mentor and was the first DC:0-5 Certified Trainer In Washington state by Zero to Three.
As the former Executive Director of the Washington Infant Mental Health Association she led the Prenatal through Five subgroup of the Children and Youth Behavioral Health Workgroup to enact Medicaid policy changes that better support developmentally appropriate assessment and diagnosis.
She is a champion for the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health workforce and loves supporting professionals in continued learning and growth.
Diagnosing Early Childhood Mental Health:
DC:0-5 for Clinicians
The DC:0-5 Clinical Training provides history and background around the need and development of a specialized diagnostic classification system for infancy and early childhood, approaches in diagnosis from an Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health perspective which is
Participants will learn about the multi-axial approach to diagnosis as well understanding the contents of each axis including Axis I clinical disorders.
Through the course of this training, attendees will have hands on practice to us the DC:0-5 to work through the axes with case examples.
10.5 CEUs available from:
FREE Online DC:0-5 Clinical Training for 0-5 Medicaid Providers:
Note: These trainings are sponsored by the Health Care Authority for Medicaid serving providers mental health professionals (see WAC 246-341-0515).
Training facilitator: Sponsored by:
DC:0-5 for Private Practice Therapists
Interested in getting trained in the DC:0-5 but don't take Medicaid? Will be offering a training soon. Get on interest list to be notified when that date is posted.
The DC:0-5 Allied Training provides history and background around the need and development of a specialized diagnostic classification system for infancy and early childhood, approaches in diagnosis from an Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health perspective which is:
There are 3 levels of Allied training to meet needs of the field:
Brief Overview (90 minutes)
This overview explores the history and development of the DC:0-5 manual, the rationale for developmentally appropriate assessment for children 0-5 and new requirements and supports for this approach in Washington State.
Training will be tailored to different audiences to support professionals, leaders, system partners and advocates in knowing more about this key feature of infant and early mental health diagnosis for effective treatment support.
Overview of the DC:0-5 and Developmentally Appropriate Assessment for Birth to Five for:
More dates coming soon
Intensive Overview (3 hours)
Recommended for mental/behavioral health and allied early childhood services agency supervisors, administrators, and direct service allied professionals
This more in-depth overview explores the assessment and diagnostic process and contextual factors that inform an infant and early childhood mental health approach to supporting social-emotional wellbeing and relational health among young children and their families.
Intensive Overview for:
Mental Health Agency Leaders & Behavioral Health Policy/Finance Advocates
Wednesday, March 23rd
Intensive Overview for Early Intervention and Early Childhood Providers @ the Infant and Early Childhood Conference [Must be an attendee at conference to attend]
May 3rd, 9am-12pm
Full Day Allied Training
(6 hours: one day or 2 mornings)
Recommended for direct service allied Professionals who see clients directly: home visitors, early care and education providers, early intervention (OTs, SLPs, family support providers), doulas, IECMH consultants, pediatric health care providers and more).
learn about how to identify when an early childhood mental health referral may be warranted;
explore which contextual information from providers may be helpful to send on to diagnosing providers to support assessment;
gain shared language with the mental health team around diagnoses to support understanding among child's care team.
Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Professional Development
Nurtureways is developing additional trainings in :
Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health practice
Reflective Practice for direct practice and systems integration
Mindful Self-Compassion for professionals
Contact us with your professional development needs to explore what trainings we can bring to your team.