Maintaining Endorsement

Maintaining Endorsement

Once you have become Endorsed, there are requirements and recommendations for maintaining Endorsement. These requirements and recommendations have been developed to promote professional development and maintaining infant mental health competencies.

 

Requirements and Recommendations

Infant/Early Childhood Family Associate  (Category I)

Continuing Endorsement Requirements

Education and Training

Minimum of 15 clock hours per year of relationship-based education and training, pertaining to the promotion of social-emotional development and/or the practice of infant mental health (e.g., regional training, related course work at colleges or universities, infant mental health conference attendance). Documentation of training hours submitted with membership renewal.

Professional Membership

Annual renewal of membership in MassAIMH.

Maintaining Endorsement Recommendations

Reflective Supervision

MassAIMH recommends that all endorsed professionals see reflective supervision or consultation

 

 

Infant/Early Childhood Family Specialist (Category II)

Continuing Endorsement Requirements

Education and Training

Minimum of 15 clock hours per year of relationship-based education and training, pertaining to the promotion of social-emotional development and/or the practice of infant mental health (e.g., regional training, related course work at colleges or universities, infant mental health conference attendance). Documentation of training hours submitted with membership renewal.

Professional Membership

Annual renewal of membership in MassAIMH.

Maintaining Endorsement Recommendations

Reflective Supervision

MassAIMH recommends that all endorsed professionals seek reflective supervision or consultation

Bachelor’s prepared:  Category II Master’s prepared OR Category III or Category IV- Clinical, Min. 12 clock hours

Master’s prepared: Category III or Category IV –Clinical,: Min. 12 clock hours

 

 

Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist (Category III)

Continuing Endorsement Requirements

Education and Training

Minimum of 15 clock hours per year of relationship-based education and training, pertaining to the promotion of social-emotional development and/or the practice of infant mental health (e.g., regional training, related course work at colleges or universities, infant mental health conference attendance).  For those who earn endorsement at Category III and provide reflective supervision or consultation, at least 3 of the hours of specialized training must be about reflective supervision or consultation. Documentation of training hours submitted with membership renewal.

Professional Membership

Annual renewal of membership in MassAIMH.

Maintaining Endorsement Recommendations

Reflective Supervision

MassAIMH recommends that all endorsed professionals see reflective supervision or consultation.  It is especially recommended that Endorsed professionals who provide reflective supervision or consultation participate in reflective experiences, individual or group, with those who provide reflective supervision or consultation to others.

Direct Service Provider: Category III or Category IV-Clinical: Min. 12 clock hours

Provider of RSC to others: Category IV-Clinical, Min. 12 clock hours

Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Mentor (Category IV)

Continuing Endorsement Requirements

Education and Training

Minimum of 15 clock hours per year of relationship-based education and training, pertaining to the promotion of social-emotional development and/or the practice of infant mental health (e.g., regional training, related course work at colleges or universities, infant mental health conference attendance). For those who earn endorsement at Category IV-Clinical and provide reflective supervisor or consultation to others, it is recommended that at least 3 of the hours of specialized training be about reflective supervision or consultation. Documentation of training hours submitted with membership renewal.

Professional Membership

Annual renewal of membership in MassAIMH.

Maintaining Endorsement Recommendations

Reflective Supervision

MassAIMH recommends that all endorsed professionals seek reflective supervision or consultation

It is especially recommended that Endorsed professionals who provide reflective supervision or consultation participate in reflective experiences, individual or group, with those who provide reflective supervision or consultation to others.

Category IV-Clinical, Min. 12 clock hours –required for clinical.