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Denise Findlay, BSN, RN

Denise is the Director of Education. She is an enthusiastic and responsive trainer who has  been teaching  the NCAST Parent-Child Interaction Teaching and Feeding scales for over 30  years. She prepares, certifies, and mentors NCAST PCI Instructors throughout the United  States, Canada, Australia, Japan, and England. Denise, along with Dr. Monica Oxford, edited  the new Second Edition of both the NCAST PCI Feeding (2015) & Teaching (2013) Manuals.  She also assists with developing new research-based training programs and products and provides consultation and support to our Promoting Maternal Mental Health During Pregnancy trainers.  Denise attended Seattle University and completed the University of Massachusetts Boston, Napa Infant Parent Mental Health fellowship program, holding a post-graduate certificate in Infant Parent Mental Health. Denise is interested in the importance of infant and toddler non-verbal cues with specific application to obesity prevention and early identification of autism. She has committed her nursing career to promoting optimal parent-child relationships, beginning during the prenatal period through three years of age. Prior to coming to the University of Washington, Denise worked with vulnerable populations as a Public Health Nurse for twenty years.

In her personal time, Denise serves on the local board of NAMI Kitsap; she enjoys spending time outdoors in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, discovering new, incredible Washington wines, traveling, and treasures every moment she can spend with family and friends. 

October 2019

Parent-Child Interaction (PCI) Instructor Workshop – October 21-25, 2019

October 21 @ 8:00 am - October 25 @ 5:00 pm PDT
Graduate Hotel, 4507 Brooklyn Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105 United States

Want to join our exclusive team of PCI Instructors from around the world? The NCAST PCI Instructor Workshop is a 5 day intensive workshop to prepare professionals for the role of training others in the NCAST Parent-Child Interaction (PCI) Feeding & Teaching Scales. This workshop is designed for professionals working with families with infants and young children who have a role in the ongoing training of community health care service providers in their local area. Those planning to use the PCI…

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