Reflective Parenting Program Level 1 Training: Fundamentals
Date: Thursday, February 13th & Friday, February 14th, 2020
Time: 9 AM – 4 PM, with 1 hour lunch break

Place: New Center for Psychoanalysis
2014 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025

Fee: $465 early bird registrations received by 1/14/20
$515 regular registration, after 1/14/20


This two-day intensive Level 1 training is designed for infant mental health and early childhood specialists. Participants will learn about a new approach to early intervention with parents based on a theoretical model of cognitive and emotional development emphasizing reflective functioning or parental mentalization. This essential processing mechanism enables parents to understand that mental activity such as thoughts, feelings, needs, intentions, and desires (within both their children and themselves), which are not directly observable, underlie all human behavior. The ability to understand and respond to children’s behavior in terms of the mental states that motivate it is essential for strong parent-child bonds (i.e. secure attachment).

The training provides participants with a base of knowledge, a new way to work with the central issues in parent-child relationships, and a step-by-step method that can be utilized to help parents think about their children in a more reflective way. Parents are thereby supported to resist the temptation to seek quick or non-reflective behavioral solutions to the conflicts or problems they experience in relationship with their children.


• Gain an understanding of attachment research and theory, psychoanalytic developmental theory, and the importance of the concept of parental reflective functioning.
• Use examples of specific attachment patterns to learn how to tailor effective interventions when working with parents.
• Explore practical application of parental mentalization theory in designing treatment strategies addressing a variety of issues that may emerge when conducting parent workshops.
• Learn techniques and exercises that facilitate inquiry and reflection in parents.

12 CE credits available for Psychologists, LCSW’s & LMFT’s.
Participants must be mental health professionals or early childhood specialists. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Full refund available up to 10 days prior to training.

Note: RPP Level 1 training is a prerequisite to Level 2 Facilitator Training. Participants in Level 2 co-facilitate a parent group with another Level 1 graduate while being supervised by a CRP Trainer. The RPP Curricula is made available during Level 2. Successful completion of RPP Level 2 is required to conduct RPP parent groups.

Co-sponsored by the New Center for Psychoanalysis
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Important Disclosure for All Learners: None of the planners and presenters of this CE program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Continuing Education Credits: 7 CE Credits are available for Psychologists, LCSW’s and LMFT’s.

Psychologists: The New Center for Psychoanalysis (NCP) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NCP maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Full attendance is required for psychologists to receive credit; partial credit may not be awarded based on APA guidelines. Psychologists report directly to the MCEP using the certificates of attendance awarded at the completion of the course.

Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists: NCP is an approved provider for continuing education credits for LCSWs and MFCCs/MFTs (provider # PCE 674). This training meets the qualifications for 6 hours each of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Only the actual number of hours spent in the educational activity may be claimed for credit.
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