The following is a list of trainers that are able to teach outside their organization and/or are willing to travel to your site. They are all individual practitioners. Most have a short statement about their training philosophy and/or experience. Please contact our office if you have questions or need further assistance with securing training.
Kristie Brandt, CNM, RN, MSN, NP, PHN, DNP
firstname.lastname@example.org Parent-Infant & Child Institute Director, Napa
Infant-Parent Mental Health Specialist, Brazelton Institute NBO Faculty, NMT Mentor
Kristie has worked with children age 0-5 since 1974 and first learned the Feeding & Teaching Scales in 1979. She became a trainer in 1995. She has taught the Scales across the U.S. and uses them clinically, as well as in her research. Dr. Brandt considers them the premier assessment tool to guide work with young children and families. Kristie is a highly effective and powerful trainer.
Erin Dornan-Liuzzo, Psy.D., IFECHMH FPR-II
email@example.com Los Angeles area
Erin is a licensed Clinical Psychologist. She first learned and implemented the PCI Scales in 2013. After seeing the power of these tools with her own client families, she wanted to extend their reach and impact. Erin became an Instructor for her own staff and other professionals in the community. She is able to travel around the state, country and world to deliver this training.
Kiti Freier Randall, PhD
firstname.lastname@example.org San Bernardino
Dr. Kiti is a Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Psychologist and has been teaching the NCAST PCI scales since 2011.
email@example.com greater Denver area
firstname.lastname@example.org greater Denver area
Jennifer Black, MA, SLP, IMHS
email@example.com Southern Florida
Jennifer is an enthusiastic trainer for Parent-Child Interaction scales. She has trained clinicians as well as researchers. Jennifer serves as faculty for the UC Davis Infant Mental Health Fellowship Program and works as an independent clinician and consultant.
Amelia Miller, MS, IMHS
Amelia is an Infant Mental Health & Developmental Specialist, providing clinical services at a specialty children’s hospital in Chicago. Teaching the PCI tools has provided her with a tool to share her passion for supporting and working with caregivers and their young children.
Carole Norris-Shortle, MSW, LICSW
Carole has been teaching the NCAST Feeding & Teaching scales, for both clinicians and researchers since 2001. She is willing and eager to share her knowledge of how to accurately code and apply the scales to your work.
Alissa Copeland, MA
Alissa has worked in child welfare since late-2000, and began working for the state of Washington as a public child welfare social worker in 2007. 2007 is also when she was initially certified in the Feeding and Teaching Scales and has been using them in practice and training since. Alissa currently works as a curriculum developer, project manager, and NCAST/PCI Instructor for the Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence at the University of Washington – the training division for Washington State public child welfare. Alissa values the use of these scales in child welfare as a tool to identify services, benchmark milestones, and strengthen the parent-child relationship. With a goal of increasing protective factors and stability in permanency, among the many other benefits supporting healthy attachment and development resulting from a strengthened parent-child relationship. Alissa is able to travel throughout the United States and Internationally to deliver this training. Alissa is also able to deliver this training via webinar to support ongoing learning and professional development during times of necessary physical distancing.
Cathrine Fowler, RN, RM, PhD
firstname.lastname@example.org Sydney, New South Wales
Faculty of Health, Tresillian Chair in Child and Family Health
University of Technology Sydney
Cathrine has extensive experience as a child and family health nurse, educator and researcher. She has been an instructor since 2008 and taught the PCI scales within Australia, China, & South Korea. She has assisted NSW Health Department implement the PCI scales in their Sustaining Families Home Visiting Program. As a researcher, PCI has been an important research tool. The PCI scales have provided an important parenting framework to assist in educating nurses about how to work successfully with parents and their infants and young children.
Beverly Allen, MN, RN, RM
email@example.com Melbourne, Victoria
Queen Elizabeth Centre
firstname.lastname@example.org Melbourne, Victoria
QEC is an Early Parenting Centre based in Melbourne, Australia. We are passionate about Parent Child Relationship Programs and facilitate Keys to Caregiving and both PCI Scales. We have a Family Partnership and strengths-based approach in our work with families and the use of the Parent Child Relationship Programs. We have trainers located in Melbourne, Wodonga (NSW/Victoria border) and Morwell (Gippsland Region) and we are able to travel around Australia to facilitate training.
Pam Stilling, RN, RM, MCHN
email@example.com Mount Eliza, Victoria
Early Parenting Consultant and Educator
With over 30 years clinical experience as midwife and MCH nurse, I have taught PCR Programs throughout Australia since 2004. Learning the PCI Scales develops enhanced insight into everyday interactions and their impact on children’s developmental potential. Furthermore, you find simple and direct ways to effect improvements where needed.
Tanya Antle, RN, PHN
firstname.lastname@example.org New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
Susan Lamb, RN, PHN
email@example.com Middleton, Nova Scotia
Linda Brightling, MA
firstname.lastname@example.org Toronto, Ontario
Early Childhood Therapist
Michie Nagayoshi, RN, PhD
email@example.com Tokyo, Japan
The Jikei University, School of Nursing
Dr. Nagayoshi has been teaching NCAST PCI since 2009 and was part of the first cohort of instructors in Japan. She participated in the translation of the NCAST manuals from English to Japanese and has participated in the data collection for the Japanese dataset to validate the NCAST scales.
Sarah Haskell, OTR, MSC, MIMH
firstname.lastname@example.org Greymouth, NZ
Sarah and her colleague, Heidi Pace, MA, IMHS work as Infant Toddler Specialists in New Zealand.
Sue Ranger, D.Clin.Psych.
email@example.com Leeds, England
Ms. Ranger is a clinical psychologist working for the National Health Service. Sue has been teaching the NCAST PCI scales since 2004.