This 2-year, part-time, online certificate program prepares practitioners to address the social-emotional, relational, and mental health needs of infants, young children, and their caregivers by applying an infant mental health lens to practice in a variety of settings and different disciplines. Within the program, you will learn to intervene in troubled parent-child relationships and work with young children with social and emotional behavioral concerns and their caregivers.
This program is created for experienced child development, infant/family or mental health professionals who wish to further their experience and enhance their practice with an infant and early childhood mental health lens. A minimum of three years experience working with infants, toddlers, and their families or a clinical license in a mental health field is required. If you are a licensed mental health clinician, credentialed early intervention (EI) provider, child development specialist, administrator, family support specialist, home visitor, or health professional, you can benefit from this program.
As an experienced infant/family or mental health professional, you will work with internationally recognized faculty and practitioners. You will learn to:
The Alaska Association of Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health (AK-AIMH) has listed this training for the benefit of Alaska's professionals as part of our initiative Project Compass: Leading the Way to Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Workforce Development. Project Compass is funded by AK-AIMH members and donors, the Alaska Children's Trust, and the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority.
If you have questions about the program, scholarship or would like further information, please contact the Senior Instructor and Co-Director of the IECMH Certificate Program & Associate Director of Infant Studies: Sarah Martinez, MA, M.ED., LCPC, IECMH-C, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at