Introducing… the new California Compendium of Training Guidelines, Personnel Competencies and Professional Endorsement Criteria for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health

This resource features additional detail and clarification regarding the endorsement process and categories. Additions include charts contrasting all the endorsement categories and clarification on what’s involved in becoming a Reflective Practice Mentor. Link to the new California Compendium.

Reflective Practice Deadline

After January 1, 2017, all reflective practice facilitation hours that support direct service work for the Transdisciplinary Mental Health Practitioner and Mental Health Specialist endorsements must be provided by a California Center-endorsed Reflective Practice Facilitator I or II. If you already received reflective practice hours prior to the January 1 deadline, you may still use them to meet the endorsement experience requirement.

Are you a Transdisciplinary Mental Health Practitioner?

Applicants who have a relevant master’s degree or higher, a professional license or credential from a state regulatory agency and meet the Mental Health Specialist criteria can qualify for a Mental Health Specialist (MHS) endorsement under the new Compendium guidelines. Review the new MHS criteria then contact the California Center for more information.