NEW Certificate in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

NEW Graduate Certificate in

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health


Now accepting applications for fall enrollment!

 

INFORMATION SESSION

Wednesday, July 25 at 6pm

To register, please email Daniela Montesinos at caecmh@montclair.edu


The Graduate Certificate in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (ICMH) offers professionals the opportunity to examine the optimal physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of the infant and young child within the context of the family.  The program is designed for professionals in the fields of psychology, counseling, social work, education, pediatrics, nursing, and other allied health fields.

The program allows professionals from a wide range of disciplines to learn about infancy and early childhood studies, assessment and intervention strategies, and service delivery systems for infants, children, and families. 

The program is particularly relevant to those who work in early intervention and preschool disabled programs, Early Head Start, Head Start, infant and early childhood centers, neonatal and pediatric units, child protective services, judicial programs, adolescent parenting programs, foster parenting, and parent education programs. For licensed mental health providers, it would allow them to expand their treatment, training, and consultation business by seeing and treating infants/young children and parents/caregivers, but it would also expand their availability as consultants and trainers to EI/infant and early childhood programs, and likely as court experts.

Courses include:

  • Historical and Theoretical Perspectives in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
  • Assessment and Research in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
  • Special Topics in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
  • Practicum: Implications and Applications in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
  • Dynamics of Family Interaction


Courses are offered during the evenings and summers to meet the needs of working
students, and individuals may complete the certificate program in just one year.

For more information, please send an email to caecmh@montclair.edu.