- Register for Summer 2018 (June 4 to August 13, 2018). Register by May 28.
- Register for Fall 2018 (September 24 to November 26, 2018). Register by September 17.
Learn about the role of infant mental health specialists and the use of relationship and reflective practice in your work with families. This is not a clinical class.
Note: Take this course as a stand-alone course or apply it to the Supporting Early Social and Emotional Development Credential.
What to expect
- Get an introduction to infant mental health principles.
- Learn about the risk and protective factors that influence development.
- Examine the role and function of an infant mental health specialist.
- Gain an understanding of the unique experiences of infants and caregivers.
- Explore using observation and reflective practice in work with families.
Who should register
- Professionals interested in the field of infant mental health and intervention with infants, toddlers, and families
Meet the instructors
Tracy Schreifels, M.S., LMFT, IMH-E® (III), is the mental health specialist for Reach Up Inc., a Head Start agency in St. Cloud, Minn. In this position, she provides support to children, parents, and staff to promote social and emotional development for children ages birth to five. Prior to this position, she was a preschool teacher and worked in a day treatment program for preschool children with mental health disorders.
Londa Wagner, M.S., LMFT, IMH-E® (III), is the mental health specialist for the St. Cloud Area School District early childhood programs in St. Cloud, Minn. In this position, she provides support to children, parents, and staff to promote social and emotional development for children ages birth to five. Prior to this position, she worked as an outpatient and in-home therapist in a community mental health agency.
- Earn 42 clock hours
- Through Summer 2018 session: $395 registration fee plus required textbook
- Beginning Fall 2018 session: $435 registration fee plus required textbook
Shirilla, J., & Weatherston, D. (Eds.)(2002). Case Studies in Infant Mental Health: Risk, Resiliency, and Relationships. Washington, D.C.: Zero to Three.