Mentalizing the Body in Research and Clinical Practice: Parental Embodied Mentalizing Assessment (PEMA™)
Parental Embodied Mentalizing Assessment (PEMA™) is an Intensive Clinical Training Program for Professionals Working with Infants and Parents.
About this training
Our 5-day training is tailored for professionals working with parents and infants, aiming to integrate PEMA™ into their clinical practice. The PEMA™ Intensive Training Program offers a comprehensive learning experience where participants delve into identifying parent-infant embodied circles of communication and specific elements of parent-infant interaction. Through a combination of didactic teachings, experiential exercises, and video examples, attendees explore key features of parent-infant nonverbal communication and their profound implications for child development.
Aims of the training
Introduce the theory and research behind Parental Embodied Mentalizing (PEM) from its developer, Dr. Dana Shai.
Explore and identify the theory and movement language underlying PEM.
Learn step-by-step processes to identify risk and protective factors in parent-child dyads.
Fulfil prerequisite requirements for Reflective Practice and PEMA™ Certification.
Who is this training for?
This training is suitable for professionals working with young children and their families including, but not limited to:
Marriage and family therapists
Mental health counsellors
Dr Dana Shai
Dana Shai, Ph.D., a faculty member at the Academic College Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel.
Dr Rose Spencer
Deputy Lead Principal Perinatal Psychologist