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NCAST Parent-child Interaction Feeding & Teaching Scales Training 3-5 and 8-10 August

August 3, 2016 @ 8:00 am - August 10, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

For more information or to register contact its_sarah.heidi@yahoo.co.nz its_heidi.sarah@yahoo.co.nz

About the Training:

The NCAST Parent-Child Interaction (PCI)Feeding and Teaching Scales are valid and reliable measures that allow professionals to assess both the dyad’s strengths and vulnerability.

The scales are used clinically and for research, the scales contain a well -developed set of observable behaviours that typically occur within the context of a feeding situation (0-12 months) and teaching encounters (0-3 years). The Scales are used within the legal system in the USA in dealing with child abuse, custody and neglect cases.

The scores on both the Feeding and Teaching Scales show a significant correlation with the child’s subsequent measures of cognitive abilities.

Who We Are:

About Us

Heidi Pace is an Infant, Child and Family Counsellor who has Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology.  She has worked in the field for over 30 years, working in the USA, South America and NZ.  Heidi is certified in Infant-Parent Mental Health Postgraduate Program and Fellowship and trained in NCAST PCI Feeding and Teaching Assessment Scales, New-born Behavioural Observations (NBO), PCIT, VIT, CBT, DBT, Couple counselling and Family Therapy, working to accreditation in Watch, Wait and Wonder (WWW).

Sarah Haskell is an Occupational Therapist who has specialised in Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health over the past 25 years, working in the UK and NZ.  Sarah has a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy and a Clinical Master’s degree in Infant Mental Health.  She is also trained in New-born Behavioural Observations (NBO), Circle of Security Parenting (COS), NCAST PCI Feeding and Teaching Assessment Scales, PCIT, VIT, Triple P-Positive Parenting Programme, CBT, Solution Focus Therapy, Family Therapy, working to accreditation in Watch, Wait and Wonder (WWW).

Heidi and Sarah have presented at numerous conferences both nationally and internationally.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the background and development of the NCAST PCI Scales;
  2. Understand difference between the infant’s engagement and disengagement cues;
  3. Understand the difference between the infant’s subtle and potent cues;
  4. Explain the 6 subscales of the PCI Feeding Scale and Teaching Scale;
  5. Describe the meaning of the PCI Scales’ contingency score;
  6. View a feeding session and score all 76 Feeding Scale items;
  7. View a teaching session and score all 73 Teaching Scale items;
  8. Complete and calculate the scoring on PCI Feeding and / or Teaching Scale;
  9. Complete the NCAST PCI Feeding and Teaching Scales reliability for submission to NCAST @ the University of Washington.

Registration Fee:

$650 for 3-day (Feeding 3-5 August or Teaching Scale 8 – 10 August)
$1200 for 6-day (Feeding and Teaching Scales)

Includes: Feeding Manual, Feeding Scale Pad (100/pad) & Certification. Teaching Manual, Teaching Scale Pad (100/pad), Teaching Kit & Certification

To register contact its_sarah.heidi@yahoo.co.nz


August 3, 2016 @ 8:00 am
August 10, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
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