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Infant Mental Health as Interdisciplinary Practice: A Three part series on the Introduction to the Neurorelational Framework (NRF)

January 28, 2013


The Neurorelational Framework that is presented is a response to the issues and needs that emerged from daily practice in clinical neuropsychology, for example, the importance of understanding and prioritizing treatment within a neurodevelopmental context and the need communicate brain-behavior concepts to parents and professionals across a wide array of disciplines. As such, Dr. Lillas utilizes the Neurorelational Framework as the foundation for every assessment as well as for ongoing training and supervision. Attendance to all three workshop is mandatory to complete the training.

Featured Presenter:

Connie Lillas, Ph.D., MFT, RN
Connie Lillas is a National Graduate ZERO TO THREE Leadership Fellow and an infant mental health and early intervention specialist with a background in maternal-child nursing, family systems, and developmental psychoanalysis. Dr. Lillas services the age spectrum—birth to five-year-olds, latency-aged children, adolescents, and adults.

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify 3 primary ways that brain development is critical in the first 3 years of life.
2. Comprehend that infants develop what is referred to as “procedural memories” that can last a lifetime.
3. Comprehend 3 primary stress responses that are linked with Heart, Hand and Head individual differences.
4. Learn to assess the quality of engagement through 6 socio-emotional milestones.
5. Identify 4 toxic stress response patterns that indicate the need for intervention.
6. Learn to identify multiple sources of both triggers of toxic stress and sources of resilience through 4 brain systems.

Standard registration: $165 | CEs: $25 (18 credits)

For More Information:
Please contact Megan Hayward at or 213.260.7633.

Project ABC is a collaboration between CII, For the Child, TIES for Families, LACDMH & Pacific Asian Counseling Services


Monday, January 28, 2013
9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Monday, February 4, 2013
9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Monday, March 11, 2013
9:00 am – 4:30 pm

(Breakfast and Registration at 8:30am)


Harbor Regional Center

21231 Hawthorne Blvd. Room A1 & A2 | Torrance, CA 90503


Continuing Education Requirements: CE’s are offered for PSY, MFT, LCSW, and BRN. Course meets the qualifications for 18 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Children’s Institute, Inc. provider # PCE 498. Children’s Institute, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Children’s Institute, Inc (provider # CEP 8409) is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing for 6 contact hours. Children’s Institute, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Connie Lillas, Ph.D., MFT, RN

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