AAIMH SA Presents:

Training With Julie Larrieu

DATE:       Friday 24th May 2024
TIME:        Full Day 9.00am- 4.30pm (South Australia local time)
                  Morning Session 9.00-12.15
                  Afternoon Session 1.15-4.45
VENUE:    Haven Marina, 6-10 Adelphi Terrace Glenelg North, SA

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Registrations close Friday 17th May 2024

Julie Larrieu, Ph.D. is a developmental and clinical psychologist, and a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences at the Tulane University School of Medicine. She is a senior supervisor at the Tulane Infant Team, a multidisciplinary team providing intensive intervention to infants in foster care and their families. Dr. Larrieu is an international trainer for Child-Parent Psychotherapy, an evidence-based treatment model for young children from birth-five years of age who have experienced trauma and relationship disruptions, and their caregivers. Her ongoing research interests include developmental psychopathology, child abuse and neglect, symptoms arising from early trauma, and protective factors and resiliency in the face of maltreatment.


Professor Julie Larrieu, from Tulane University, Louisiana USA, will be presenting 2 half day seminars. Participants can choose to attend for the whole day or either half day seminar.

Seminar 1 – 9.00-12.15 Observing Infant – Caregiver Relationships

Infant-caregiver relationships have been conceptualized as having several domains, many of which can be observed during providers’ sessions and visits with young children and their parents. These domains are interrelated and provide a framework for considering how specific parenting behaviours affect important aspects of infant development.  This workshop will present a framework for understanding these parenting domains and associated impact for infants and very young children.  This structure provides a lens that assists in focusing observations around salient aspects of the caregiver-child relationship. Videorecorded case vignettes will illustrate the concepts discussed.

Seminar 2 –1.15- 4.45 Partnering with Court Systems – Promoting Healing of Infants and families following Abuse and Neglect

This workshop will discuss an innovative partnership involving a multidisciplinary mental health intervention program for young children and families who are involved in the child welfare system due to abuse, neglect, and family violence. The Tulane Infant Team works with children, their birth parents, kin, and foster carers to provide intervention, reunification, and post-placement services to families. The team provides multiple services to enhance efficiency and reduce duplication.  The goal is to provide evidence-based intervention in an integrated manner with the complex systems engulfing high-risk children and families: legal, child welfare, family violence, health, mental health and educational systems.  

Empirical evidence demonstrates that the Infant Team intervention reduces subsequent child abuse and neglect to those children already maltreated and currently in state custody.  The Infant Team changed the type of permanent plans implemented and reduced recidivism demonstrating direct effects of the intervention with families and the indirect effects of providing the child welfare and legal systems information to enhance decision-making.

Who should attend?
Leaders, policy makers, clinicians and practitioners from health, mental health, child protection, out of home care, family services, family violence, mental health, education and justice systems.

Infant Mental Health Competencies - Areas of Expertise Infant/very young child development and behaviour; relationship focused practice; attachment, separation, trauma, grief & loss; service delivery systems; observation and listening; screening and assessment; analysing information

For enquiries about registrations, contact Thomas Luke satraining@aaimh.org.au
For enquiries about the training, contact Sally Watson sapresident@aaimh.org.au or 0411 377 347

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