The Institute of Child Psychology Membership

Welcome to the Institute of Child Psychology’s Membership Program: Our unique and comprehensive  learning platform will empower you with the tools and skills to help children to lead emotionally healthy lives!

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Who Is It For?

Are you a parent or professional looking for the latest research, tools, and strategies to help your child, or the child you work with, achieve optimal psychological well-being?

Is your child or teen struggling with mental health concerns?

At ICP we offer comprehensive courses dedicated to evidence-based children’s mental health education and parenting practices, with a focus on fostering long-term resiliency: all available to you in our membership program.

All instructors are child psychologists with a specialty in the treatment of children, adolescents, and families; and work comprehensively with parents from all walks of life, regardless of the challenges they face.

NOTE: Courses offered by ICP are for individual use only. Using them for corporate/group training, or shared purposes are a violation of copyright law. 

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Certification in Children's Mental Health Fundamentals

Are you looking to receive formal certification for all your hard work? the Institute of Child Psychology has created the Certification in Children’s Mental Health Fundamentals to recognize continued education, work, and personal development. 

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Online Courses Included With Your Membership!

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  Childhood Anxiety: Helping Children Heal   

Childhood Anxiety: Helping Children Heal
This course has a holistic* and strength-based approach that  focuses on concrete tools and strategies to help children  vs. stigmatizing children who are struggling. Various facets of the child’s environment will be explored that can contribute to a child’s emotional struggles. We will explore cutting edge research, theory, and tools in the field of mental health, education, attachment, naturopathic medicine, and  interpersonal neurobiology to create long-lasting shifts in a child's life.

Childhood ADHD: From Struggling to Thriving

Childhood ADHD: From Struggling to Thriving

This workshop will begin with an introduction the neurobiological and environmental roots of ADHD, followed by an exploration of effective and ineffective caregiving strategies and skills, with a final look at the importance of relationship-based caring. Parents, caregivers, and mental health professionals will walk away with a full “tool-box” of tools and resources to help the children in their lives thrive.

Childhood Anger: Working Through Tempers

Childhood Anger: Working Through Tempers

This workshop will begin with an overview of the neurobiological roots of emotion dysregulation, followed by an exploration of triggers and relationship based tools and strategies which nurture emotional health and connection. This workshop is designed to be highly practical and concrete!

Making Sense of Child Brain Development

Making Sense of Child Brain Development

Join our Co-Founders, Tammy Schamuhn and Tania Johnson, as they take you through 10 concrete lessons to better understanding the developing brains of children and teens. This course was designed to easily make sense of, and nurture, optimal childhood brain development.

        Simplifying The Creation of Calm         

Simplifying: The Creation of Calm

Join Tammy Schamuhn, Registered Psychologist and Play Therapist as she explores ways in which you as a parent/caregiver can create calm in the home and your child’s everyday life: through the process of simplification. Research and strategies will be explored on how to create a calming environment for both parents and their children, while also increasing fostering feelings of connection and happiness.

     Helping Children With Grief and Loss     

Helping Children With Grief and Loss

Grief is a normal and natural reaction to a loss in an individual’s life however, even though we all experience it, we are often left struggling or feeling isolated and confused when we grieve. These same feelings can apply to our children. Adults and children alike will be told to “wait for time to heal” or “move on” and “be strong”. While usually well-meaning, these responses do not recognize the pain we actually carry after a loss. Fortunately, there are steps that caregivers can take to recognize the emotional incompleteness that a child carries and to help them heal their hearts. This workshop will provide you with a set of skills and a new sense of empowerment that will allow you to better recognize grief within your child and help them move towards recovery after a loss.

Managing Parental Stress:  Don't Flip Your Lid     

Managing Parental Stress: Don't Flip Your Lid

Everyone experiences stress. Many of us may not have been taught coping skills or learned how stress is identified in our bodies. Ill management of stress can lead to long term health implications, which include physical and emotional struggles. From a high level, this highly reflective course reviews key areas on how to manage stress to prevent unintended emotional outbursts and how stress impacts your relationship with your child. Self-assessments are also provided to help identify your current levels of stress and resilience These tools will provide the foundation in developing a personal action plan.

The Ins and Outs of Bullying

The Ins and Outs of Bullying

In this course we will talk about all things teen. You will gain a fundamental understanding of the teenage brain, the world of hormones, and how this impacts behaviour. We will take a look at how our own experiences of being parented impacts our relationships with our teenagers and how this relationship impacts behavior and mental health. We will also cover some of the most common mental health concerns and the struggles teens face; including depression, anxiety, sexuality, sex, drugs and alcohol.

Mindfulness Matters

Mindfulness Matters

This course offers parents hands on tools to easily make mindful practices part of daily family life. Parents will discover the benefits of mindfulness for themselves and for their child so they are able to gain a greater understanding of the positive impact these simple practices can have on their child’s healthy development. A variety of ideas to support parents with daily mindfulness are shared such as journaling, intention setting, simple breathing, mindful movement and much more.

Childhood Trauma: Finding a Way Through

Childhood Trauma: Finding a Way Through

This workshop will begin with an overview of neurological development of children and how this accounts for their struggles with emotion regulation and impulse control. Parents will be able to identify and comprehend their current attachment style with their child, how that impacts behaviour, and how to strengthen the attachment should there be issues with connecting. Parents will have a better understanding of “what gets in the way” of emotional health in children, and how modern-day discipline can go very wrong with our children . All strategies are science-informed, evidence-based, and practical for parenting children.

Classroom Mental Health: Strategies & Beyond

Classroom Mental Health: Strategies & Beyond

This workshop will help you to decode behaviours, understand the signs of common psychological issues, and empower you with the tools to help bring your students to a place of connection and safety. Educators will leave with a toolbox of strategies to help children who are struggling with relationships in the classroom, anxiety, emotional regulation, depression and attention- based issues. 

Understanding The Highly Sensitive Child

Understanding the Sensitive Child

 This workshop gives you tools to assess whether a child is highly sensitive, explores struggles that accompanies high sensitivity and possible solutions, builds an understanding of how parenting or teaching style can impact sensitivity, and presents strategies to build resiliency in Highly Sensitive Children.

The Impact of Technology on Children & Youth

The Impact of Technology on Children & Youth

In this workshop, parents and professionals will explore concrete, research-based strategies geared to help children and teens manage screen use.This workshop will empower the adults in a child’s life to make informed, practical decisions regarding technology use at home and in the classroom.

Fostering Emotion Regulation: From Fears to Tears

Fostering Emotion Regulation: From Fears to Tears

This course aims to provide practical information for caregivers and professionals about the importance of self-regulation in both ourselves and the children we are supporting, as well as to focus on strategies that we can use with the children we are supporting to enhance their development of self-regulation skills. The workshop also includes a section with tools to empower you to help your child navigate the current uncertainty and fear spreading across the globe.

Navigating School at Home: A Guide for Parents in a Time of Global Crisis

Navigating School at Home: A Guide for Parents in a Time of Global Crisis

Using current research and anecdotal evidence from the fields of psychology, education, and parenting practice, this course will help parents navigate some of the most unique and uncertain times many have ever faced. As lines between the roles of parents, teachers, and students become blurred, parents are universally struggling to determine their job and how to best support their students. By examining our philosophies around education, the parental role, how the brain works under stress, the importance of relationship and teachability, student motivation and the benefit of creativity, we can help parents, caregivers and teachers to best survive this global shift and support their students in successfully growing and thriving throughout the experience.

Decoding Preschoolers: A Positive Approach 

Decoding Preschoolers: A Positive Approach

We’re here to give you insight into this challenging age and provide you some evidence -based strategies to connect to your child, while also re-directing challenging behaviours. We will also guide you in how to foster whole-brain development to set your little one up for success.

OCD: More than Just an Adjective

OCD: More Than Just an Adjective

The portrayal of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in the media has led to numerous myths and misconceptions regarding what OCD truly is. While OCD is an anxiety-based disorder, you can start to see signs and symptoms of OCD in children from 3 years old. OCD is a shape shifter and trying to understand why children and teens have certain obsessions or compulsion is an exercise in futility.

Melody Morin, Registered Psychologist has traveled internationally to keep up-to-date on diagnosis and treatment of OCD. Her passion in this area started when her daughter was diagnosed with OCD at the age of 4.

Melody will provide an introduction to OCD and share her experiences as a parent of a child with OCD, as well as a specialist in this condition.

Cindy and Cristabelle's Big Scare

Cindy and Cristabelle’s Big Scare: An Interactive Guide to Addressing Childhood Anxiety

This course helps to teach children about anxiety, worry, and fear with the help of real animals at Lil’ Steps Wellness Farm! Through a unique approach combined with animal-assisted and play-based techniques, this course provides parents and caregivers with not only a comprehensive understanding of anxiety, but interactive tools and strategies to help children manage the difficulties that can come from this. Children will fall in love with the animals in our story and be able to connect at their level with Cindy and Cristabelle’s experience of worry and fear, and learn fun strategies from Wilbert the Pig.

Compassionate Discipline: Raising Resilient Children

Compassionate Discipline: Raising Resilient Children

This workshop will begin with an overview of neurological development of children and how this accounts for their struggles with emotion regulation and impulse control. Parents will be able to identify and comprehend their current attachment style with their child, how that impacts behaviour, and how to strengthen the attachment should there be issues with connecting. Parents will have a better understanding of “what gets in the way” of emotional health in children, and how modern-day discipline can go very wrong with our children . All strategies are science-informed, evidence-based, and practical for parenting children.

Power of Play: A Tool in Fostering Resiliency

The Power of Play: A Key Tool in Fostering Resiliency

In this course, you will learn to understand your child’s play and the benefits to using (and encouraging) “play” to help your child develop resilience. We will also explore how play is related to development of the brain, and how play deprivation can adversely affect children. Strategies on how to engage with your child in their play to help them overcome issues related to anger, sadness, trauma, difficult transitions or behavioural issues will also be explored.

Helping Children Through Separation & Divorce

Helping Children Through Separation & Divorce

 ICP has created a dynamic workshop about helping children cope with divorce/separation, and is suitable for anyone living or working in this area including parents, family mediators, mental health professionals, and other caregivers.  If you want to know how to navigate the many landmines that comes with this transition,  how to help your child heal,  and to move forward with resiliency, then please join us!

The Making of the Resilient Child: Tools & Strategies

The Making of the Resilient Child: Tools & Strategies

In nurturing resiliency- based skills early on in life, you proactively guide your child, or the children you work with, towards living a life of courage, authenticity and passion. This course focuses on practical skills to hep your child, or the children you work with, to develop GRIT, to foster a Growth Mindset, to enhance social and emotional intelligence, and to face life with braveness, kindness, and gratitude.

Therapeutic Play: Healing Through Connection

Therapeutic Play: Healing Through Connection

Play is a child's language and can be an incredible way to create a deeper connection and understanding of your child. This revolutionary course combines elements of Play Therapy, Theraplay, and non-directive exploratory-based play to create a model of interacting with children that is unique to the Institute of Child Psychology. This model is designed to increase connection, while facilitating emotionally therapeutic outcomes in children (i.e., reduced stress; processing of stressful experiences; increased confidence, empathy, pro-social behaviour, self-esteem, and attention span). It is especially useful in instances where play therapy is not accessible..

Depression in Childhood: Moving out of the Shadows

Depression in Childhood: Moving out of the Shadows

Depression can significantly impact a child, and those caring for them are often left with questions about how to best help. In this workshop parents and professionals will learn more about childhood depression and how to best help children and teens manage it. All strategies are science-informed, and practical for working with children and youth. This workshop will empower adults to be agents of change in a child's life offering concrete ways in which they can support the children in their lives.

Helping Children Cope with Health Care Experiences    

Helping Children Cope with Health Care Experiences

Health care experiences can be intimidating for adults let alone children of various ages. While some children are not impacted by procedures and the healthcare field, others develop sensitivities and fears associated with appointments and procedures. During this workshop we will explore child friendly ways to explain necessary procedures to children, community resources to help, and coping strategies to empower children and their parents as they navigate healthcare experiences.

Substance Use: Prevention and Intervention

Substance Use: Prevention and Intervention

Are you caring for a teen that may or may not be using substances? Perhaps you are the parent of a younger child and currently dreading the teenage years and potential exposures to substances. If you are an adult supervising a teen in your life as a caregiver or educator, this course will help navigate preventative measures and how to address concerns of drug use.

Parenting Through the Teenage Years

Parenting Through the Teenage Years: All You Need to Know

In this course we will talk about all things teen. You will gain a fundamental understanding of the teenage brain, the world of hormones, and how this impacts behaviour. We will take a look at how our own experiences of being parented impacts our relationships with our teenagers and how this relationship impacts behavior and mental health. We will also cover some of the most common mental health concerns and the struggles teens face; including depression, anxiety, sexuality, sex, drugs and alcohol.

Courses Currently Under Development!

     Children on the Autism Spectrum  

     The Therapeutic Power of Animals

      Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder  

       Living Your Best Parent Life            

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We are CERTAIN that with our latest research, tools, and strategies, you will see a dramatic change in your life. In fact, we are so confident in our program that if you are unhappy with our membership for any reason, we’ll provide a full refund!
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At ICP we offer comprehensive courses dedicated to evidence-based children’s mental health education and parenting practices, with a focus on fostering long-term resiliency: all available to you in our group membership program.

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