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2019 Advanced Training

2019 SCPITC Advanced Training for PITC Mentors and Trainers

February 28 – March 1, 2019

Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina

Mount Pleasant, SC

Please join us for another SCPITC Advanced Training as we explore practices that promote high-quality, relationship-based care for infants and toddlers. This training is for you if you have completed any of the following coursework:

WestEd PITC Trainer Institutes Modules I, II, III, & IV offered in any location

WestEd PITC training in South Carolina

University of South Carolina/SCPITC Summer Infant/Toddler Course

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.

The SCDSS Division of Early Care and Education has consistently invested in SCPITC Advanced Training with funding that makes it possible to offer South Carolina residents significantly discounted registration fees.

On-line Conference Registration opens November 1, 2018 at Registration priority will be given to SC residents with a limited number of seats available for out-of-state participants. Register by January 15, 2019 to avoid late fees.

If you have any questions, please contact Anne Bergin bergin@musc.eduor or call 843-876-2822.