Infant, Child Adolescent and Parent Mental Health Services | Susan K. Schultz Ph.D.
Training and Consultation


I am available throughout the year for training and consultation tailored to the interests of individuals and organizations. I provide clinical and psychotherapy case consultation and “reflective practice” consultation with a developmental perspective to individual clinicians and small groups. Please contact my office directly with consultation and training inquiries.

Periodically, I offer psychotherapy or topical practice seminars. Two popular seminars are described here:

Child-Parent Psychotherapy Seminar

Discussions and case material address conceptual and practical aspects of doing relationship-based, dyadic psychotherapy with children birth to five and their parents.  Readings offer grounding in a developmental perspective and the role/technique of the clinician. The first hour addresses key concepts and the second hour considers case material.

This seminar is generally organized as five two-hour meetings (fall or spring semester) in my Edina office.  The cost is affordable and can include CEU documentation.

Infant Observation Seminar

Infant Observation is a training model initiated in 1949 by Esther Bick of the Tavistock Clinic in London, England.  It is used extensively in Britain and Europe to train psychotherapists and early interventionists. Students visit an infant weekly in the home generally from birth to one year and observe first hand how the baby develops in the context of family relationships. Narratives of visits are read and discussed in a regular seminar.  Infant Observation offers students an unparalleled opportunity to learn observational and self-reflection skills that are central to the helping professions and essential to work with infants, young children and their parents.