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Infant Mental Health - Autumn 2013 Enrollment

NOTE:  The information on this page applies only to students who enrolled in the Infant Mental Health Certificate Program in Autumn 2013.  Prospective Students should refer to our main certificate page for current curriculum information.

Program Overview

Develop specialty skills in clinical, consultation and leadership services in the multidisciplinary field of infant and early childhood mental health. Training includes coursework as well as an applied practicum experience tailored to your discipline and career objectives. This part-time program is offered on a distance learning platform with two seminars in Seattle, WA and the remainder of coursework completed at your location.

Scope of Training

  • Attachment theory-based approaches to infusing infant mental health principles into a variety of practice settings
  • Contributing factors to the development of psychopathology in children aged 3 and under
  • Relationship-based infant and early childhood diagnostic assessment and evaluation
  • Applied clinical practicum experience tailored to your discipline and career objectives

Program Benefits

You will learn how to infuse infant and early childhood mental health principles into your daily practice settings while expanding your professional network. You will earn 18 graduate credits upon completing the certificate. You also have the option of taking the first three classes individually without enrolling in the certificate program.

During the second year of the training program, students participate in an intensive infant mental health clinical/capstone experience in community-based direct service. Capstone placements, which are contingent on performance in the program (meeting both Academic and Essentials requirements) as well as site availability, are tailored to each student's training background and future career objectives.

Experience Level

Graduate degree or student currently matriculated in a graduate degree program at UW

Who Should Apply

Professionals from a variety of training backgrounds, including nursing, education, medicine, occupational/physical therapy, psychology, social work, and speech and hearing sciences.

Individuals may opt to take one or more of the first year courses a la carte to build their knowledge base in infant mental health. If you are interested in single course enrollment, please contact us. (Note: Graduate certificates are only awarded for satisfactorily completing all program requirements which includes the second clinical year.) If you are interested in continuing education units (CEUs), please contact us for information.

Applications for 2013 are closed.

Our program costs are $657 per credit for 2012-2013, plus quarterly fees. Fees for 2013-2014 haven't been set.