Apr 15, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Infant-Family Mental Health Graduate Certificate

Department: Dean’s Office

The Graduate Certificate in Infant-Family Mental Health is designed for individuals who are interested in gaining knowledge, skills and connections to become powerful change agents for infant-family mental health in the systems and communities where they live and work.  It is a certificate appropriate for students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, criminology, human development, early childhood education, nursing or other social science-related fields, and will benefit practitioners in allied health professions and social and behavioral sciences. The Certificate does not provide specialized clinical training in specific forms or modalities of intervention, but rather provides broad coverage of knowledge necessary for informed and competent work in early childhood mental health, prenatal and health-related positions, child protection and child welfare positions, and other fields working with families of infants and toddlers. Certificate emphases include theoretical/conceptual and applied issues relating to:
  • Coparenting
  • Cultural Diversity and Humility
  • Observation and Assessment
  • Triadic and Family-focused Intervention
  • Risk and Resiliency
  • Reflective Practice
  • Systems and Community Change

Graduate Certificate Admissions and Process

Students must apply and be admitted into the Graduate Certificate to be eligible to receive a Graduate Certificate. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Graduate Certificate Director prior to applying. 

Applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  1. University Admission Requirements, including English Proficiency    
  2. Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements    

Curriculum Requirements (12 Credit Hours)

Graduate Certificate Time Limit

Five (5) Years.

Graduate Certificate Completion

For procedures to confirm completion of the Graduate Certificate, please refer to the website.