* Hours required for 0-3 or 4-5/ hours for 0-5.
This is a simplified graphic representation that highlights the main similarities and differences between the Transdisciplinary Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Practitioner and the Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist. Click here to view the detailed comparison chart.
Transdisciplinary Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Practitioner
They are a group of highly skilled practitioners from multiple health and human service, developmental, and educational disciplines, including early intervention, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language pathology, special education, human development, audiology, social work, and pediatrics. They provide direct services to pregnant women, infants, toddlers and preschoolers and their families. These practitioners have the most frequent contact with infants and very young children and their families and are the most likely individuals to provide promotion and preventive mental health interventions. This endorsement requires a bachelor’s degree in a related field.
Applicants with advanced degrees and over 8 years experience may seek the Advanced TMHP. Some of these practitioners will be selected by the endorsement panel to be endorsed as advanced based on their experience, training, knowledge and other related degrees or certifications. Transdisciplinary practitioners infuse infant-family and early childhood mental health principles into their disciplinary practice and also are likely to partner with and make referrals to Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialists. endorsement.
For key concepts, competencies, training and hours, view the Knowledge Matrices and Guidelines for the Transdisciplinary Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Practitioner. (PDF)
For this endorsement you must choose one age group specialization:
- Infant-Family Mental Health works with children ages 0-3 and families
- Early Childhood Mental Health works with children ages 4-5 and families
- Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health works with children ages 0-5