• March 6, 2018 - March 6, 2019
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Foundation of Feelings: The Real Science and Ethics Behind Early Parental Relationships (Live Webinar)

Earn 2 CE Contact Hours

NY, MD & More (Ethics, Category 1)


Presenter: Michelle Horwitz

January 29, 2018

8:00pm – 10:00pm EST

Live Webinar Cost



Whether you practice in an early childhood setting, or seek to expand your knowledge about the impact of brain development on the foundational origin of certain behaviors or personalities, we invite you to explore the growing field of early childhood and infant mental health. This presentation will provide practitioners with insights on some of the latest research as well as micro and macro ethical dilemmas that may arise when navigating and advocating through conflicting agendas of a multidisciplinary system. It is sure to provide thought provoking concepts and broadened awareness for practitioners in all areas of mental health.

A graduate of the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis with a concentration in Parent-Child Mental Health Advocacy, Social Work was a monumental turning point in Michelle Horwitz’s professional life. After 8 years in the New York City commercial photography industry, Michelle changed careers to focus on her passion for promoting children and family well-being. Michelle currently works at as a clinical researcher on the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Her research interests include: the long term effects of repeated exposure to early traumatic and distressing experiences, the impact of stress on the developing brain, and the etiology of mental illness. Michelle intends to continue pursuing the mechanisms that influence infants and families who are at risk for poor health and behavioral health outcomes. She also aims to integrate developmental approaches to psychopathology and prevention science to inform empirically based policy in order to promote the wellbeing of infants and families through systems change more broadly. Michelle is the founder of the Childhood Preservation Project, an advocacy group committed to making positive changes in support of parents and children among high risk populations.