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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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Loved it – Loved your teaching style and knowledge. Thank you for sharing your passion with the world and making the NICU a better place! Wonderful course, wonderful presenter, wonderful experience! It’s very difficult to find an advanced course specifically for the NICU and this course delivered!!
Christina Dougherty, SLP-CCCSt. Louis, NTMC Candidate


Design Recommended Standards for Newborn ICU Design

December 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Design Recommended Standards for Newborn ICU Design. Clearwater Beach, FL: Committee to Establish Recommended Standards for Newborn ICU Design; 2012. Eighth Census Conference on Newborn ICU Design   Standard 14: Ambient lighting in Infant Care Area 10 [...]


2018 Coming to an End

We have been busy the last few months of 2018! We presented Neuroprotective Strategies for the Bedside RN at the 13th Annual Charlotte Regional Neonatology Symposium and the Keynote presentation Neuroprotective Care: A Team Approach at the Development Care Conference in Atlanta, GA along with a presentation on Evidence-Based Neonatal Caregiving. We recommend you try attending one or both of these conferences next year as they are very interdisciplinary and collaborative with relevant neonatal topics. It was great seeing so many NTMC Professionals at both conferences!

We conducted our last Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification (NTMC) for the year in La Crosse, WI. It was a pleasure meeting the 32 neonatal RNs, OTs, PTs and SLPs that were certified as NTMNT or NTMTC!  We have 12 NTMCs scheduled for 2019 across the country and into Canada!  Click here for more locations and details. We would love to have you join our NTMC Family!

As 2018 comes to an end we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

NTMC in Massachusetts, Oklahoma, and Colorado

August 25 & 26, 2018 | Boston, MA
September 15 & 16, 2018 | Oklahoma City, OK
September 28 & 29, 2018 | Colorado Springs, CO

We are so excited for all of the new neonatal professionals we are adding to our NTMC Family in just 5 weeks! The Hands-On Training in Boston was great and so exciting to be surrounded by such a passionate group of NICU RNs, OTs, PTs, and SLPs. We cannot wait to meet everyone in Oklahoma and Colorado! Be sure to check out more details about our last Certification in 2018 in LaCrosse, WI and all of the fun places we’re heading in 2019 like Florida, California, and Illinois. Applications for all 2019 locations are open now! Apply and Learn more here!

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!