PEM - Tilknytningspsykologene
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Parental Embodied


Assessment (PEMA™)


Intensive Training Program for

Professionals Working with

Infants and Parents

August 26 to 29, 2019


MON to WED 9 am to 4 pm / THU 9 am to 1 pm

Come train with Dana Shai, Ph.D., the creator of PEM™ and PEMA™


Dana Shai, Ph.D., a faculty member at the Academic College Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel, and the head of the Study of Early Emotional Development (SEED) Center and Lab.


Dr. Shai is a developmental psychology researcher, who developed the PEM coding system and the PEM assessment and has been leading world-wide collaborative research and delivers international talks and training programs on PEM and PEMA for the last decade.

Program Overview


PEMworks™ promotes positive child development through the facilitation of clinical assessment and intervention programs based on the full-body, nonverbal relationship between parent and child.


PEMworks™ is backed by over a decade of empirical research. Drawing from this evidence-base, this 4-day course orients professionals working with parents and infants to using the Parental Embodied Mentalizing Assessment (PEMA™) in their clinical work.


PEMA™ assess nonverbal risk and protective factors in parent-infant (0-2 years) dyads. The training presents video examples as well as uses experiential means to explore key features of parent-infant nonverbal communication and their significance in child development.

Program Objectives


• Introduce the theory and research behind Parental Embodied Mentalizing (PEMTM) from its developer, Dr. Dana Shai.

• Explore and identify the theory and movement language underlying PEMATM

• Learn step-by-step processes to identify risk and protective factors in parent-child dyads

• Fulfill pre-requisite requirements for PEMworksTM and Reflective Practice and PEMATM Certification

Who Should Attend


This training is suitable for professionals working with young children and their families including: Psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Mental Health Counselors, Home Visitors, Family Support Workers, Outreach Workers, Nursery Staff, Behavior Support specialists, and anyone providing parenting education and/or counseling to parents of young children.

Registraton & Cost


To register please click here.The program cost is 11.800,- NOK per individual.

Please contact us directly for groups of five or more participants.

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