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Official DC:0–5™ 2-Day Training

This training provides one consistent, authorized training approach for U.S. and international practitioners and consists of a 2-day, intensive practitioner training on DC:0–5 content and approach.

Designed for advanced practitioners such as mental health clinicians, psychiatrists, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, and early intervention specialists whose work with infants, young children, and their families involves assessment, diagnosis, and case formulation. ZERO TO THREE is the only official training provider for DC:0–5.

Delivered by ZERO TO THREE Expert Faculty

  • Highly qualified—with strong clinical skills and training experience
  • Multidisciplinary and transcultural—from the U.S. and around the world
  • The only ZERO TO THREE endorsed faculty, trained by the DC:0–3R Revision Task Force

Continuing Education credits (CEs) are available for ZERO TO THREE training programs.

Topics include:

  • Changes from DC:0–3R to DC:0–5™
  • Definitions of key concepts in infant and early childhood mental health as they relate to diagnostic formulation and approaches.
  • A review of the multi-axial framework
  • Approaches to infant and early childhood assessment and diagnosis (developmentally appropriate, relational and family-focused, contextually grounded, culturally competent, and strengths-based).
  • A thorough review of:
    • Axis I—Clinical Disorders
    • Axis II—Relational Context
    • Axis III—Physical Health Conditions and Considerations
    • Axis IV—Psychosocial Stressors
    • Axis V—Developmental Competence
  • Understanding DC:0–5 in relation to other classifications such as ICD-10 and DSM-5.

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