Infant & Early Childhood Division
MAIECMH Professional Endorsement
What is endorsement?
Developed by the Michigan Infant Mental Health Association, the endorsement program promotes and recognizes the professional development and work experiences of infant, early childhood, family service, health and mental health professionals focusing on culturally sensitive, relationship-based infant and early childhood mental health. Endorsement is available to providers and clinicians who work in a range of work settings and professional disciplines at four different professional levels spanning the continuum of care.
Professional endorsement provides to peers, employers, referrals, consumers and court services seeking expert witnesses necessary information regarding a professional’s education and skills related to the social and emotional development and mental health of infants, young children and their families. The endorsement process informs individual professional development and career planning within an organized framework focused on specialized knowledge, culturally competent best practice skills, supervised and guided work experiences and reflective practice.
Who can apply?
Potential applicants include MAIECMH members who have experience working with and/or on behalf of infants, young children, parents and/or other caregivers and who meet the education, training and reflective supervision requirements at each level of endorsement (see below).
Five steps to MAIECMH endorsement:
- Contact the MACMH office at 651-644-7333 or email Emily at email@example.com.
- Complete and submit preliminary endorsement application and fee.
- Prepare professional portfolio, including documentation of education, coursework, degrees, in-services, work experience, reflective supervision/consultation, and professional reference ratings.
- Complete documentation of competencies.
- Submit Endorsement fee to MACMH office.
Continuing requirements include MAIECMH membership and 15 hours annually of related training approved by MAIECMH.
Level 1 • Application Fee $15.00 • Endorsement Fee $25.00
Level 2 • Application Fee $15.00 • Endorsement Fee $50.00
Level 3 • Application Fee $25.00 • Endorsement Fee $200.00
Level 4 • Application Fee $25.00 • Endorsement Fee $300.00
MAIECMH Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-based Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health
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Download the Preliminary Application