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Registration is now open for our 5th Annual Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Conference, “Connecting to What We Know” – happening November 6 – 8, 2022 at Bunker Hills Event Center in Coon Rapids, MN. This year we’ve added a third day to the conference with trainings specific to early care and education, home visiting, and child-parent psychotherapy on Sunday. We hope this Sunday option will make the conference more accessible for folks who are unable to get away on a Monday or Tuesday.



Monday Keynote Presentation

Back to Basics: Remembering What We Know

Presented by Barbara Stroud, PhD

Tuesday Keynote Presentation

The Plug, The Power, The Play: Recognizing the Capacity We Have

Presented by Sheila Sweeney, PhD, LICSW

Tuesday Keynote Presentation

Keynote Title Coming Soon

Presented by Anne Gearity, PhD, LICSW

Stay tuned for additional presenters to be announced!


Non-Member Pricing (Become a Member)
Sunday Only: $55
Monday or Tuesday Only: $175/day
Monday and Tuesday: $325
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday: $375
Sunday Happy Hour: $10

Members receive 15% off their registration fee (with the exception of Sunday’s Happy hour) with the code Member22.

A 10% discount is available for groups of 5+ from the same agency. If you’re interested in group registration email info@macmh.org.


Sunday, November 6
2:00 – 5:00 p.m………………Early Care & Education Track
1:00 – 5:00 p.m……………….Concurrent Workshops (Home Visiting Track and Child-Parent Psychotherapy Booster for rostered clinicians)
5:15 – 7:00 p.m……………….Happy Hour/Kick Off Event
Monday, November 7
9 – 10:30 a.m………………….Keynote
10:30 – 10:45 a.m……………Break
10:45 – 11:15 a.m…………….Small Groups
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.……..Q&A with Keynote
12:00 – 1:00 p.m………………Lunch
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.……………….Concurrent Workshops
2:30 – 2:45 p.m.………………Break
2:45 – 4:15 p.m.……………….Concurrent Workshops
Tuesday, November 8
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.……………Keynote
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. ………….Break
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.……Concurrent Workshops
12:00 – 12:45 p.m.…………..Lunch
12:45 – 1:45 p.m.…………….Concurrent Workshops
1:45 – 2:00 p.m.………………Break
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.……………..Keynote
3:00 – 3:15 p.m……………….Break
3:15 – 4:15 p.m………………..Small Groups

Bunker Hills Event Center
12800 Bunker Prairie Rd NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
(Map Your Route with Google Maps)


This conference:

• Brings together multidisciplinary professionals working with very young children, their families and caregivers.
• Promotes Infant Mental Health principles to inform practice across disciplines, including:
– Work with young children must always occur within the context of their primary relationships
– The need for reflection in relationship-based work
– Development informs the work
– Infants and very young children and their families have unique relational and developmental needs which require practitioners to have a unique set of skills
• Explores how research informs practice and practice informs research


This conference is designed to meet CEH (Continuing Education Hours) credits for many disciplines: psychology, social work, education, nursing, marriage and family therapy, and behavioral health and therapy. CEH certificates will be available to document participation. This event will also be DEVELOP approved.

CEHs are expected to be approved by the following boards:

MN Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy
MN Board of Marriage & Family Therapy
MN Board of Psychology
MN Board of Social Work

The following boards do not require pre-approved CEHs. CEHs should be approved upon independent submission to your board:
+ MN Board of Education
+ MN Nursing Board
+ ND Board of Social Work

Professionals in other related disciplines, as well as those working outside of Minnesota, can submit CEH certificates to their corresponding boards for independent approval.

Actual CEH amounts will be dependent upon your specific licensure board and attendance.


COVID Protocol

Masks will be welcome and available to attendees, however they will not be required. We will continue to follow state and city guidelines and update the page as the event gets closer.  


Virtual Option

Attendees can opt for a virtual registration package which will include Monday’s live-streamed morning keynote, along with virtual small groups and a Q & A with Dr. Stroud, Tuesday’s live-streamed morning keynote, and a recorded version of Tuesday afternoons keynote that will be available after the live conference. This registration option will include a total of 5.5 CEs for $100.


Check out pictures from our 2019 Infant & Early Childhood Conference.


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