Endorsement Categories

Reflective Practices roles and relationships

Practitioners working with infants, young children, and their families come from diverse fields. Every individual who provides services to a baby should be trained in the basic concepts of infant-family mental health and early development. The knowledge, skills, and reflective practice needs vary for different professionals and are outlined in the California Training Guidelines and Personnel Competencies for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health, Revised (PDF).

The categories describe how a practitioner might achieve infant-family and early childhood mental health competency at the level of either a Transdisciplinary Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Practitioner or an Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist.  Reflective Practice Facilitators (RPF) can offer reflective practice opportunities while Reflective Practice Mentors provide reflective practice and mentorship to the Reflective Practice Facilitators.

Transdisciplinary Mental Health Practitioner Advanced Transdisciplinary Mental Health Practitioner Mental Health Specialist Reflective Practice Facilitators II Reflective Practice Facilitators I Reflective Practice Facilitator Mentor