As a certificate program student, you'll take a full part-time course load of 3-5 credits per semester. All courses are online. Learn more about curriculum.
CPSY 5501: Foundations in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health I (3 credits)
CPSY 5503: Development and Psychopathology in Early Childhood (3 credits)
CPSY 5506: Infant Observation Seminar I (1 credit)
About this program
Prepare to pursue endorsement
Minnesota is one of 31 member states of the global organization, the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health®, that offers the credential for Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health®. Our certificate program meets the theoretical foundations and competencies for the Alliance endorsement process.
Endorsement levels include:
- Infant Family Specialist (Prevention/Early Intervention)
- Infant Mental Health Specialist (Treatment/Intervention)
- Infant Mental Health Mentor (Clinical, Faculty, or Policy Leadership)
More information on the endorsement process is available through the Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health Infant and Early Childhood Division or through your state’s infant mental health association listed under the Alliance member states. Don't live in Minnesota? Learn if your state is a member of the Alliance.
Our program helps individuals advance their careers in a variety of fields that serve young children and their families. The program is ideal for individuals working in prevention and intervention in group or individual settings, program administration, or policy development.
This program does not train individuals to become licensed clinical professionals. It prepares practitioners to embed infant and early childhood mental health principles in their existing professional roles and practice settings.