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Parental Embodied Mentalizing Assessment (PEMA™)

for professionals working with infants and parents

three days training
€ 950,-
3 days course from 9.30 am till 5 pm; Monday November 2 till 8.30pm

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Parental Embodied Mentalizing Assessment (PEMA™) is an Intensive Training Program for Professionals Working with Infants and Parents given by Dana Shai.

Dana Shai

Dana Shai, Ph.D. is a faculty member at the Academic College Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel, and the head of the Study of Early Emotional Development (SEED) Center and Lab.
Dr. Shai is a developmental psychology researcher, who developed the PEM coding system and the PEM assessment and has been leading world-wide collaborative research and delivers international talks and training programs on PEM and PEMA for the last decade.

program overview

PEMworks™ promotes positive child development through the facilitation of clinical assessment and intervention programs based on the full-body, nonverbal relationship between parent and child.

PEMworks™ is backed by over a decade of empirical research. Drawing from this evidence-base, this course orients professionals working with parents and infants to using the Parental Embodied Mentalizing Assessment (PEMA™) in their clinical work.

PEMA™ assess nonverbal risk and protective factors in parent-infant (0-2 years) dyads. The training presents video examples as well as uses experiential means to explore key features of parent-infant nonverbal communication and their significance in child development.

Program Objectives

  • Introduce the theory and research behind Parental Embodied Mentalizing (PEMTM) from its developer, Dr. Dana Shai;
  • Explore and identify the theory and movement language underlying PEMATM;
  • Learn step-by-step processes to identify risk and protective factors in parent-child dyads;
  • Fulfill pre-requisite requirements for PEMworksTM Reflective Practice and PEMATM Certification.

Who should attend

This training is suitable for professionals working with young children and their families including: Psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage and
Family Therapists, Mental Health Counselors, Home Visitors, Family Support Workers, Outreach Workers, Nursery Staff, Behavio, Support specialists, and anyone providing parenting education and/or counseling to parents of young children.

register through form in English

If you wish to register for this course in English, please use the English registration form.


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Dana Shai, Ph.D., psychologist, is a faculty member at the Academic College Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel, and the director of the Study of Early Emotional Development (SEED) Center and Lab

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Dr. Spencer is a Psychologist based in London. She has over a decade of experience of working as a clinician in the National Health Service and private settings.

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