Endorsement Application Manual
The Endorsement Application Manual (2017) is a reference tool to help practitioners in the infant-family early childhood mental health field understand the California Center for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health endorsement process and the required knowledge and experience needed to meet the criteria for endorsement by the California Center as a professional trained and experienced to provide early childhood mental health services to infants and young children and their families.
The first two sections of the manual identify the types of endorsement one can pursue and the steps involved in applying for endorsement. A copy of the application form is provided in the manual as a reference; the actual application is online.
Individuals interested in endorsement are advised to read the California Compendium of Training Guidelines, Personnel Competencies, and Professional Endorsement Criteria for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health (2016) in its entirety for a comprehensive overview of the infant-family and early childhood mental health field and the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to work successfully in the field.