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Infant Mental Health Endorsement® (IMH-E®)

Each IMH-E® category has specific work, education, in-service training, and reflective supervision/consultation requirements, specific to pregnant women, young children, aged 0-36 months, and their families. In addition, IMH-E® applicants will demonstrate achievement of competencies, as defined in the desired category. This table represents only a summary of the IMH-E® categories.  Detailed information specific to each category can be downloaded from the Competency Guidelines link below.

1 Infant Family Associate applicants need to meet the Education OR the Work requirement they do not need to meet both.

2 For Infant Family Associate applicants, volunteer experience may meet the work criterion if it was a) supervised experience with women during pregnancy or with infants, toddlers, & families AND b) included specialized training. Examples include CASA, Doula, Child Life Specialist.

3 Only Infant Mental Health Mentor - Clinical applicants need to fulfill the requirement of being a provider of RS/C for 3+ years.

The materials supporting the NAIMH Competency Guidelines are copyrighted by the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health (MI-AIMH). The [AIMH] is able to make these materials available to our membership and collaborators through a licensing agreement with the MI-AIMH.

Copyright law does allow individuals to print out or make ONE copy of copyrighted material for personal, non-commercial purposes only. None of the copyrighted Endorsement documents included here may be reproduced, displayed, distributed or otherwise used in any format, including electronically, without the express written consent of MI-AIMH. Legal action will be taken against those who violate the copyright.