The matrices were designed to guide the development of both university-based academic coursework and comprehensive infant-family and early childhood mental health training programs, as well as applied workshops through continuing education, in-service training and clinical practice settings. Because academic coursework and comprehensive training programs are generally more rigorous, requiring extensive time beyond classroom assignments, including readings and practice application, hours would be counted as 1.5 clock hours for every course hour.
The following are samples of how training might be provided across a range of programs and options offered by colleges/universities and free standing infant-family and early childhood mental health training programs:
- Graduate Level Academic Coursework and Comprehensive Training Programs
- Workshops and Continuing Education Courses
- Supervised Clinical Practica, Internships and Post-Doctorates
- Combination of Options