DC:0–5™ Training Offerings

ZERO TO THREE is the only official source of training for DC:0-5™ Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood (DC:0-5).

The curricula has been designed to meet the needs and interests of multiple audiences through a variety of modalities consistent with the content and approach of DC:0-5.

Currently there are three main categories of DC:0-5 Training Offerings:

  • Official DC:0-5 Training
  • DC:0-5 Seminars/Overview Trainings
  • DC:0-5 Faculty Teaching Resource

Official DC:0-5™ Training: Two-day comprehensive training on DC:0-5 targeting advanced clinicians from fields of mental health, health and early intervention who are responsible for diagnosis. Learn about the multi-axial approach to diagnosis, an approach which is developmentally informed, relationship-based, contextually and culturally grounded. Understand the contents of each axis, including Axis I: Clinical Disorders. Only ZERO TO THREE offers this official DC:0-5™ Training. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in one Community of Practice call following the training for peer-to-peer support, facilitated by ZERO TO THREE staff.

DC:0-5 Seminars/Overview Trainings: ZERO TO THREE offers information about the development and use of DC:0-5™ through less intense one- to two-hour workshops or webinars, half-day trainings or full-day overviews. These overview trainings can be targeted for clinicians or other providers involved in infant and early childhood services. The overview trainings can be tailored to specific audiences or topic concentrations within the content of DC:0-5.

DC:0-5 Faculty Training Resource: This training resource is designed for college/university and Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) certificate program faculty to use in classroom coursework (i.e., infant and toddler mental health, disorders of childhood, assessment and diagnosis, etc.) The teaching resource consists of a Faculty Guide which serves as a companion to a PowerPoint slide set with notes describing such topics as development of a diagnostic classification system for infancy/early childhood; infant mental health, approaches to diagnosis, the importance of context (Axes III, IV and V and Cultural Outline), Axis II Relational Context and Axis I Clinical Disorders.

This resource can ONLY be purchased by qualified higher education faculty for use in classroom instruction, not to be used for other training purposes.