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Infant-Driven Education

OUR MISSION: To improve the lives of babies and families through excellent neonatal caregiver education and skill development.

OUR VISION: For each neonatal caregiver to understand the tremendous impact they have on the infants and families they serve, and to provide care accordingly.


Educational Training Videos on Swaddled Bathing & Skin-to-Skin Holding

Our portfolio of instructional Videos increase the knowledge and skill of healthcare providers, while giving parents an enhanced understanding, ability, and ease in caring for their infant.   Videos are available in both English & Spanish for parents and all videos can be purchased as DVDs or licensed for hospital intranet viewing!

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Neonatal Touch and Massage Certification

Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification (NTMC)™

 NTMC is an exclusively neonatal, one-of-a-kind certification for neonatal healthcare providers. It combines a holistic, neonatal and systems theory approach to massage, with an emphasis on families and nurturing opportunities, while elevating the standard of care that neonatal caregivers provide in their daily practice.

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Seminars & Workshops

Seminars, Workshops & On-Line Education

Creative Therapy Consultants provides innovative educational opportunities both on-line and in person.  Participants are able to change practice and implement new techniques immediately upon returning to their NICU.  Best of all, the programs can be completely customized to meet your NICU’s needs!

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I thought the webinars were amazing! There is so much information I want to incorporate into my unit. I have already made changes in my practice. The content was excellent and very applicable. I really liked the videos so I could really see what was going on with the babies.
Sunny Sprague, RNSt. Louis NTMC Candidate


Did You Know?

July 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Did you know that targeted education can improve staff knowledge and caregiving practices in the NICU?    In the 2018 study by Charafeddine and colleagues, entitled Targeted Educational Program Improves Infant Positioning Practice in the NICU, [...]


Holding, Handling, & Positioning

June 27, 2018 | Newburgh, IN

We recently had the pleasure of visiting The Women’s Hospital in Newburgh, IN for the second time to provide a customized program for 45 neonatal nurses, therapists, RTs and neonatologists. This program was designed specifically for their hospital and included the Neonatal On-Line Education (NOLE), which consists of 8 on-line webinars ranging from brain and sensory development to pain in the NICU. Following NOLE staff attended a 4 hour training focused on handling, positioning, and skin-to-skin holding with a lab component focused on hands-on skill development. Revisiting The Women’s Hospital to provide this program ensures their staff continue to have the most current knowledge and hands-on skills for optimal neuroprotective, family-centered, developmental care. Learn more about how you can create a customized program for your unit HERE!

Our Trip Out West

June 8 – 9, 2018 | Issaquah, WA NTMC
June 11, 2018 | Mountain View, CA
June 12, 2018 | Walnut Creek, CA

Creative Therapy Consultants had the pleasure of visiting Sweedish Medical Center to complete our THIRD Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification in Washington since 2014. As always, Washington was full of passionate and influential nurses and therapists ready to enhance the neuroprotective care provided in their units. And of course, visiting California to provide two Infant-Driven Feeding: From Foundation to Implementation programs was wonderful. Check out where else you can find Creative Therapy Consultants for the rest of 2018 here!

Creative Therapy Consultants in Canada!

April 20 – 22, 2018 | Calgary, Alberta

We had an amazing time at the CANN Neonatal Conference: Neonatal Care – It Takes a Village! Having the chance to meet so many incredible NICU professionals and share our presentation, Neuroprotective Care for Nurses at the Bedside, was great. We hope to see you at one of our upcoming Seminars or Workshops. Be sure to check out our 2018 & 2019 schedule HERE!

NTMC & Customized Programs in Arizona

February 28 – March 1, 2018 | Tucson, AZ NTMC
March 3 – 4, 2018 | Phoenix, AZ NTMC
March 5, 2018 | Phoenix, AZ Banner Health Customized Program

 What a wonderful week in Arizona! We certified over 70 NTMC Professionals during the Tucson, AZ NTMC at Tucson Medical Center and Phoenix, AZ NTMC at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The passion these neonatal therapists and nurses brought to the certifications was contagious! We wrapped up the week providing a customized program for Banner Health about neuroprotective caregiving in their NICU. Learn more about our customized programs HERE or APPLY for a Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification today!