Making Sense of Child Brain Development: Interpersonal Neurobiology Made Easy [Online Course]

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Did you know that at birth, the brain is one of our most under-developed organs? By the time a child is 5, the brain will be 90% developed. Development continues to occur rapidly throughout the childhood years, with new neural connections developing as a child grows, experiences, and interacts with his or her world.

Children who have experienced optimal environments tend to have a greater ability to make decisions, exhibit greater physical and emotional control, have a fuller self-understanding, engage in stronger relationships, and are able to excel in new and challenging experiences.

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


  • Identify the various components of the brain and their neurological function in terms of childhood development
  • Examine ways to foster healthy brain development
  • Explore the sequential stages of growth of the child and teen brain
  • Connect mental health issues with the neurochemistry of the brain


  • PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE:Offered by an an experts in the field of child psychology
  • CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETIONwith 1.5 instructional hours endorsed by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
  • HELP ON DEMAND:​ Access to the instructor who teaches each course should any questions arise.
  • RISK FREE 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE if you are not satisfied with your purchase. Completed courses will not be eligible for refunds. (Note: Refunds will not granted in lieu of the purchase of a ICP membership)
  • SELF PACED STUDY:No timeline for completion of the course.
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This presentation is appropriate for parents, educators, child care professionals, caregivers, and mental health professionals.


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Tania Johnson, R. Psychologist, R. Play Therapist
Co-Founder: Institute of Child Psychology

Tania is a Registered Psychologist and a Registered Play Therapist. She completed her undergraduate studies in South-Africa before engaging in a one year, full time internship in Chicago at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. In 2012, she received my Masters of Counselling from City University of Seattle. During her Master’s degree, she worked both on the front lines and as a counsellor with foster and adoptive families who faced a range of emotional, behavioural, and cognitive challenges.

Since completing her degree, she has worked in a private practice setting with children, teens, adults and families.  She works primarily from an attachment based perspective. This means that she works with clients to explore how early relationships affect how we come to understand our self, other people and the world.

Tania endeavours to always approach her clients and professional work with respect, honesty, integrity and warmth.


Tammy Schamuhn, R. Psychologist, R. Play Therapist
Co-Founder: Institute of Child Psychology
Tammy Schamuhn is a Registered Psychologist, Registered Play Therapist, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, and the Co-Founder of the Institute of Child Psychology. She has a Bachelors of Education from the University of Alberta and practiced as an Elementary Teacher in Canada before going on to do her Masters degree in Psychology. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of Family Counselling Centres where she and her team treat children, adolescents, and their families through the use of a variety of types of therapies. Her clinic also utilized animals in their practice, as Tammy has developed a canine-assisted and equine-assisted therapy programs for treating children and teens.

Furthermore, she also runs an extensive clinical internship program at her clinic where she trains masters-level interns who are training to become child psychologists, and provides clinical supervision to newly licensed provisional psychologists in the province of Alberta.

She approaches her clinical and consultative work with parents and professionals with an attachment and neurobiological lens: all of her work is based on the neurology of the brain and how attachment is integral to adaptive functioning of both children and adults.


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CERTIFICATE: Making Sense of Child Brain Development


1.5 Hours



Age Group

1-17 Years Old

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