Using the FRAME: A Pre-Diagnostic Lens to Help Us Better Understand Our Clients Experience

Training Overview

Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health (MACMH) is presenting a training with Carol F. Siegel, PhD, LP, a clinical psychologist. This training is best suited for mental health professionals (psychologists, psychiatrist, counselors, therapists), social services professionals, and students and will address working with adults, but can be applied to working with children.

In the mental health field, we are trained to think diagnostically, inquire about symptoms, listen carefully, and find a diagnosis that accurately captures our client’s difficulties. This presentation will introduce a different starting point with clients, a way to uncover factors that may be contributing to symptoms but are not necessarily indicative of mental illness. By using the FRAME, clinicians and clients can identify these factors together, consider their impact, and pinpoint changes that can be made.  In this presentation, the FRAME will be explained, and participants will have the opportunity to observe its application as well as practice using it themselves.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the definition of infant/early childhood mental health
  • Name at least 3 guiding principles of infant/early childhood mental health
  • Understand the necessity of reflection in infant/early childhood work

About the Presenter

Carol F. Siegel, PhD, LP is a licensed clinical psychologist in Minneapolis, MN and faculty member in the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Master’s Program at the University of Minnesota. She sees parents and children in her private practice. Her primary clinical focus is parent psychotherapy and issues encountered by parents with complex histories, including depression, stress, adoption, foster care, trauma, abuse or neglect. She is a frequent presenter on issues related to infant mental health and parenting, such as attachment, stress and trauma, and reflective consultation.

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This webinar is approved for two hours of clinical content.


October 27, 2023
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health
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