Fall 2015 Implementation of IMH Competency System

Implementation of the Michigan-AIMH Competency System in Massachusetts: a collaboration between MassAIMH, EEC and DPH

Keynote Speaker:

Deborah Weatherston

Executive Director, MI-AIMH

Guest Panel to discuss Competency and Endorsement Systems in other states:

Grace Whitney, CT-AIMH
Kaitlin Mulcahy, NJ-AIMH
Deborah Weatherston, MI-AIMH and WAIMH League of States

Date: Friday, October 16, 2015

9:30am – 12:30pm


Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center
500 Walk Hill Street
Mattapan, MA 02126
781-647-JFCS (5327)

Come join us as we explore how to best roll out the MI-AIMH Infant Mental Health Competencies in Massachusetts, as an incremental step in developing the capacity of our field. Learn about the competency system and how it is being used in other states.


9:30-9:45 am On-Site Registration
9:45-10:10 am Welcoming Remarks and Updates on key IECMH efforts in Massachusetts by MassAIMH President Dorothy T. Richardson, Ph.D. with Kate Roper, Assistant Director of Early Childhood Services, MA Dept. of Public Health.
10:10-10:15 am Introduction of Collaborative Effort with MassAIMH, EEC and DPH by MassAIMH Past-President and Facilitator of Competency System Task Force, Jayne Singer, Ph.D.
10:15-11:00 am Overview of Competency System: Deborah Weatherston, Ph.D.
11:00-12:00 pm Panel: Competency and Endorsement Systems in other States: Grace Whitney, CT-AIMH; Kaitlin Mulcahy, NJ-AIMH; Deborah Weatherston, MI-AIMH and League of States
12:00–12:30 pm Q&A, Discussion, and Wrap-Up

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