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.
These trainings are being held at the ko Awatea Centre, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland in August 2017 and are suitable for Health and Education professionals working with infant and toddlers and their family / whanau, for example, Psychologists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists, Early Intervention Education Teachers, Counsellors etc.
There are two trainings which can be done separately or together:
Feeding Scale Training | Wed 2nd – Fri 4th August | $650* before 1 June/$700 after 1 June
Teaching Scale Training | Mon 7 – Wed 9 August | $650* before 1 June/$700 after 1 June
*$1200 for 6-day (Feeding and Teaching Scale Trainings) before 1 June/$1300 after 1 June
Includes: Feeding Manual, Feeding Scale Pad & Certification. Teaching Manual, Teaching Scale Pad, Teaching Kit & Certification
NB: A further day may be required for repeat reliability certification for each scale should this be needed.
About the Trainers
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, and Watch, Wait and Wonder (WWW).
Heidi and Sarah have presented at numerous conferences both nationally and internationally and are both certified NCAST Parent – Child Interaction Instructors through the University of Washington, Seattle, USA.