Coming Up: Promoting First Relationships Workshop

Promoting First Relationships® in Pediatric Primary Care: Implementing ‘Relationship Based Care’ for Medical Providers
June 3, 2017 – Watertown Hotel, Seattle

WHAT IS Promoting First Relationships® for Pediatric Primary Care?

A 1-day workshop for pediatric primary care providers to learn how to better nurture and support the parent-child relationship during their daily patient encounters. The program combines the new science of early brain development with established attachment-based practices to give medical providers the knowledge, skills and confidence to handle a full range of common pediatric concerns, from the routine well care to challenging behaviors.

HOW CAN Promoting First Relationships® HELP medical providers in pediatric primary care?

PFR-PPC will help you:

  • Learn to see and better understand the attachment behaviors that are already occurring within your patient encounters through a combination of lecture, videos and case studies
  • Learn evidence based skills that can help both you and your patients feel an increased sense of competency, satisfaction and efficacy
  • Quickly and easily apply what you have learned with the assistance of the accompanying manual and patient handouts
  • Experience a renewed sense of meaning and joy during your visits when using the relationship based framework and skills

What have past participants said about the workshop?

“PFR was the most powerful training I have ever done.  Not only does research show improved parenting, but it actually helps the visits for challenging behaviors go smoothly and efficiently.  I highly recommend attending this training.”  – Dr. Danette Glassy

“PFR was such an empowering and motivating experience. Those first few visits to the pediatrician are so impactful; and as trusted professionals, it is important for providers to be trained in the most effective strategies to promote strong, positive and nurturing relationships to help buffer toxic stress. The skills I learned continue to be invaluable in my practice. I highly recommend this program!” – Dr. Luz Gonzalez

Registration Fee is $275.  Registration includes the Promoting First Relationships in Pediatric Primary Care manual and a CD with handouts for well child checkups from 0-3.  Space is limited, register at

Who Should Attend? 
Pediatricians, Family Physicians, Advance Practice Providers, Care managers and other providers who work in primary care settings

MOC Credits Available Participants will be eligible to enroll in a Part 4 MOC activity following the workshop. This practice friendly MOC is administered through Seattle Children’s for a fee of $150.   Successful completion will result in 25 MOC credits from participating boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties.  Sign up for the Part IV MOC will be available at the conference.

About the Trainers:Jeannie Larsen, MD and Nancy Thordarson, MD are both practicing pediatricians, each with over 25 years of clinical experience. They have collaborated with the University of Washington Barnard Center for Infant Mental Health and co-authored the manual, “Promoting First Relationships in Pediatric Primary Care”.  Jeannie Larsen, MD is a pediatrician at Allegro Pediatrics in Bellevue, Washington.  Nancy Thordarson, MD is a pediatrician at The Everett Clinic in Marysville Washington.