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Infant Mental Health Capstone

The Infant, Early Childhood and Family Mental Health
Capstone Certificate Program

The Infant, Early Childhood and Family Mental Health Capstone Certificate Program is an intensive, interdisciplinary, one or two year academic program for practicing professionals who work with families in the prenatal and postpartum periods and with children ages birth through 5 years. Following a cohort model, enrolled participants will be provided with 2 or 3 days of class instruction each month as well as small group and individualized opportunities to reflect upon and integrate program content into their professional work experiences. These experiences will contribute to an increased knowledge base and skills in providing appropriate screening, assessment, diagnostic and therapeutic intervention services to support the mental health of infants, young children and their families.

The Infant, Early Childhood and Family Mental Health Capstone Certificate Program is informed by theory and current empirical knowledge from developmental, neuroscience and attachment research.

More Information:

Program Coordinator
Noelle Chambers, MSW
608-263-5000

Program Website:
For complete information, please visit the Infant, Early Childhood, and Family Mental Health Capstone Certificate Program website.

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Program

Individuals that complete this innovative program will learn to:

  • Apply concepts of parent, infant, and early childhood mental health informed by developmental, neuroscience, and attachment research to support the social and emotional development and well-being of young children in the context of their family or caregiver relationships
  • With a focus on parent-child early relationships, provide appropriate screening, assessment, diagnostic, and referral services for infants, young children, and families
    Provide therapeutic interventions and mental health consultation to families and professionals to reduce the impact of early-life trauma, loss, and disturbances before they become more serious disorders
  • Use reflective practice and mindfulness strategies to support you and those you support in your work