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2019 Advanced Training


Thank you for joining us at Advanced Training as we explored opportunities and strategies to support infant and early childhood mental health in child care settings.

See below for links to videos and additional resources from our featured speakers.


Featured Speakers:

Sherryl Scott Heller, PhD

Institute of Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health, Tulane School of Medicine

Sherryl Scott Heller provides early childhood mental health (I-ECMH) consultation in the greater New Orleans Area through partnerships with Seamless Transitions, New Orleans Outreach and Agenda for Children. Dr. Heller also provides consultation and trainings in I-ECMH consultation and reflective supervision and the Crowell procedure. She has conducted research on a variety of infant mental health topics including reflective supervision, the Crowell parent child interaction procedure, effects of maltreatment on child development, the development of attachment and attachment disturbances in very young children, mental health consultation to child care settings, the effects of violence on child development, and young children in military families.

Kadija Johnston, LCSW

Infant-Parent Program, University of California at San Francisco and WestEd PITC Faculty Member

Kadija Johnston has worked in the field of early childhood mental health since 1985. Initially coordinating a therapeutic nursery school, and then as an infant-parent psychotherapist, a clinical home visitor and a mental health consultant to childcare programs. Johnston developed the Program’s I-ECMH consultation component in 1988. The dynamically informed, relationally focused approach now serves as a model for other organizations, locally, regionally and nationally. For the last three decades, Ms. Johnston has been training and disseminating the I-ECMH Consultation model and providing program development consultation to states, organizations and individuals initiating I-ECMH Consultation efforts.


Sherryl Scott Heller, PhD, Institute of Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health, Tulane School of Medicine

A Practical Guide to Reflective Supervision”  

Executive Function

Just Breathe” 

Infant Mental Health and Early Care and Education Providers” 


Kadija Johnston, LCSW, Infant-Parent Program, University of California at San Francisco and WestEd PITC Faculty Member

Mental Health Consultation in Child Care


Many thanks to our partners at SC DSS Division of Early Care and Education for the on-going investment in SCPITC that makes it possible to offer Advanced Training. 

Check this web site in late summer for news of 2020 Advanced Training.

If you have any questions, please contact Anne Bergin at SCPITC: email bergin@musc.edu or call 843-876-2822.