Community Trainings

We create and deliver longer form paid trainings that draw from psychoanalytic theory and research, for the benefit of community members as well as social work/mental health practitioners. These trainings and workshops will be centered on topics that translate the theory into practice, to help community professionals better serve children and families. For example, see our selection of one-hour Lunch & Learns and our Family Minds Facilitator Training.


Our community trainings are for all professionals that work with children and families. Lunch & Learns are a free 1-hour lecture on a rotating selection of topics. Our workshops will be a paid, in-depth exploration of particular topics taking place over the course of several hours to a full day of training. Our Family Minds Facilitator Trainings are short-term and psycho-educational, designed to increase a parent’s ability to mentalize and be reflective. 


If you are a post-graduate social worker looking for our certificate courses, click here.

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Needs Assessment for Future Trainings 

We are in the process of creating post-graduate certificate courses that provide advanced education and training. These courses will weave together psychoanalytic and psychodynamic theory with social work practice and values. Taking this five-minute survey will help us design those courses according to your needs and preferences. 

Upcoming trainings

At this time, we have no upcoming trainings. Stay tuned! Please check back in for future updates, and follow us on social media to stay in the know.

Previous trainings

Exploring Mentalization

Exploring Mentalization: How knowing another’s mind shapes relationships
Tuesday, September 15th, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT
$20 for students, $40 for professionals



This workshop goes beyond the one-hour Lunch & Learn and will give a detailed explanation the concept of mentalization. It is designed to help the social worker, clinician or community practitioner understand the impact of mentalization from a therapeutic standpoint. After registering through Eventbrite, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the meeting. 

Interested in getting 20% off of the registration cost? Take this five-minute Needs Assessment survey to help us design upcoming certificate courses according to your needs and preferences.