Expired Bright Beginnings Parent-Child Program: Learning to Facilitate Bright Beginnings Groups

This two-day workshop prepares participants to implement the group component of Bright Beginnings, a parenting curriculum for parents and their infant or toddler. This manualized intervention helps parents support their children’s social, emotional and cognitive development and develop school readiness.

Learning Objectives:

  • To conceptualize parenting as a set of processes encompassing attachment, learning and exploration, and guidance
  • To understand the micro-processes of parent-child interactions and child outcomes
  • To hone skills in observing parent-child interaction
  • To develop skills to facilitate parent/infant-toddler groups


Martha E. Edwards, PhD is the Founder and Director of the Ackerman Institute’s Center for the Developing Child and Family. Her interests include: child development in the context of the family and culture; the determinants, processes and outcomes of parenting; and the integration of body, mind, and spirit in individual, couple and family therapy. Dr. Edwards created The Bright Beginnings Parent-Child Program, a curriculum that enhances the parent-child relationship and promotes school readiness and mental health in infants and toddlers. She received the 2015 award from the American Family Therapy Academy for “Innovative Contributions to Family Therapy.” She presents nationally and internationally and maintains a private practice in New York City. She has served as Board Member and Vice-President for the American Family Therapy Academy. Currently she is a Board Member and Program Chair for the NY Zero to Three Network, and advisory editor for Family Process.

  • September 10, 2021 9:30 am - September 17, 2021 4:00 pm

Martha E. Edwards, PhD

11 CE Contact Hours

Location:   Online Event


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