DC: 0-5 Virtual Clinical Training

DC: 0-5 Virtual Clinical Training

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Join us for a free DC: 0-5 Virtual Clinical Training

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Friday, April 16: 3:30 PM – 7:15 PM

Saturday, April 17: 2:30 PM – 6:15 PM

Friday, April 23: 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Facilitated by: Cassandra Carrol, LMHC & Elizabeth Planje , LMHC

DC:0-5, the Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood, is the diagnostic manual for children ages birth through 5 years, developed and published by ZERO TO THREE. The manual is designed to help mental health and other professionals recognize mental health and developmental challenges in infants and young children and use diagnostic criteria effectively for classification, case formulation and intervention.

Attendees will learn about the multi-axial approach to diagnosis, an approach which is developmentally informed, relationship-based, and contextually and culturally grounded. Training is provided by trainers who have been trained by ZERO TO THREE.


Thanks to the support of the Boston Public Health Commission, we are able to offer each participant a manual, free of cost. There will be 2 pick-up locations (Boston and Newton). If this is not accessible for you, we request you pay for shipping and shipping can be arranged.

**Additional opportunity- DC 0-5 Reflective Case Consultation:

There is currently an opportunity hosted by MassAIMH and MSPCC for DC: 0-5 Reflective Case Consultation. This will consist of 3 free sessions where you will dive deeper into the DC: 0-5 practice with your colleagues. There will be 2 groups:

Group #1: Fridays- 3/19, 4/30 and 6/4 from 1-2:30pm

Group #2: Wednesdays- 5/19, 6/9, and 6/23 from 5:00-6:30pm

If you are interested in this opportunity, please register here.


  • Participants will be able to identify two rationales for the importance of a diagnostic classification of mental health disorders for infants and young children.
  • Participants will be able to name two key elements of infant and early childhood mental health that are reflected in DC:0-5.
  • Participants will be able to name the DC:0-5 five axes and what each contributes to diagnosing mental health disorders in young children.
  • Participants will be able to name two new clinical diagnoses in DC:0-5 and identify the key symptoms.
  • Participants will be able to identify one difference and one similarity between DC:0-5 and the DSM-5.


Did you know that the D: 0-5 Clinical training also meets competencies for Infant and Early Childhood Endorsement?

Learn more about Endorsement in Massachusetts, here: https://massaimh.org/endorsement/

Here is a list of competencies that are met with the DC: 0-5 training:

  • Disorders of Infancy/Early Childhood (IFS, IMHS, IMHM)
  • Infant/Young Child Development and Behavior
  • Observation & Listening
  • Writing
  • Planning/Organizing
  • Analyzing Information
  • Exercising Sound Judgment
  • Intervention/Treatment Planning (IMHS, IMHM)