Infant Mental Health (IMH)

NOTE:  Pending approval, the Infant Mental Health Graduate Certificate Program in Advanced Practice Nursing requirements will change effective for cohorts entering Autumn 2014. If you began the program in Autumn 2013, please refer to this web page for information pertaining to your cohort. Please see our curriculum page for a comparison of previous requirements and new requirements, and review our Frequently Asked Questions about program changes.

Program Overview

Develop specialty skills in the interdisciplinary field of infant and early childhood mental health. This four-quarter part-time graduate certificate employs flexible online distance education to accommodate the schedules of working professionals.

Scope of Training

  • Introduction to the infant and early childhood mental health field and attachment theory
  • Contributing factors to the development of psychopathology in children from birth to three
  • Relationship-based diagnostic assessment and evaluation of infants and toddlers
  • Principles of reflective practice, consultation, and supervision

Program Benefits

Learn how to infuse infant and early childhood mental health principles into your daily practice while expanding your professional network. Earn transcripted graduate credits upon completing the certificate. Apply knowledge to enhance your clinical practice.

Experience Level

Graduate degree or current matriculation in a graduate degree program at the University of Washington

Who Should Apply

Professionals from a variety of training backgrounds, including nursing, education, primary care, early intervention (including occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-language pathology), psychology and social work.