Reflective Parenting Program (RPP) Level 1: Fundamentals Training

April 26 - April 27, 2018

This two-day intensive Level 1 Training is designed for specialists in infant mental health, childhood, and parenting. Participants learn about a new approach to early intervention with parents based on a theoretical model of cognitive and emotional development emphasizing reflective functioning, or parental mentalization. The training provides participants with a base of knowledge, a new way to work with the central issues in parent-child relationships, and a step-by-step method that can be utilized to help parents think about their children in a more reflective way. Level 1 Training is a pre-requisite for Level 2 co-facilitation of a 12-week Reflective Parenting Workshop. Completion of Level 2 Training is required to conduct RPP parent groups.

Learning Objectives

As a result of attending this course, participants should be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of attachment research and theory, psychoanalytic developmental theory, and the importance of the concept of parental reflective functioning
  • Use examples of specific attachment patterns to learn how to tailor effective interventions when working with parents
  • Explore practical applications of parental mentalization theory in designing treatment strategies addressing a variety of issues that may emerge when conducting parent workshops
  • Learn techniques and exercises that facilitate inquiry and reflection in parents

John Grienenberger, PhD, Co-Director of Center for Reflective Communities and Program Developer of the Reflective Parenting Program and the Reflective Care Program at CRC, has authored numerous papers in the areas of attachment research, parental mentalization, parenting, and child psychotherapy research. Dr. Grienenberger is in private practice in West Los Angeles where he works with children, adults, couples and families.


Thursday & Friday, April 26-27, 2018, 9 AM – 4 PM – 12 CE Credits [No CME Credit]

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast

[One hour lunch on your own]

$515 Registration

For questions, please contact:

or (323) 275-4805


IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of these CME/CE programs have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

PSYCHOLOGISTS: The New Center for Psychoanalysis is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. New Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Full attendance is required for psychologists to receive credit; partial credit may not be awarded based on APA guidelines. For the psychologists’ records, certificates of attendance are provided at the completion of the course.  


The New Center for Psychoanalysis is a continuing education provider that has been approved by the American Psychological Association, a California Board of Behavioral Sciences recognized approval agency. 

REGISTERED NURSES: The New Center for Psychoanalysis is an accredited provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP1112). Registered Nurses may claim only the actual number of hours spent in the educational activity for credit.



Event Date
Day One April 26, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Day Two April 27, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM