Endorsement® Licensing

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Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health (IMH-E®)

The Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health (IMH-E ®) provides recognition of specialized knowledge and expertise in professionals working with or on behalf of infants, toddlers, and their families. It is meant to honor professionals who apply infant mental health principles to their practice in order to enhance these unique skills. Endorsement® is granted through documentation and verification of the required specialized education, work, in-service training, and reflective supervision/consultation experiences. Endorsement® is not a license but an overlay that complements one’s professional license and/or credential.  It is a standardized process offering different designations (levels) to correspond with a provider’s practice setting, level of expertise, and specificity of training and course work.

The Endorsement® system is one of the first and most comprehensive efforts in the country to identify best practice competencies at multiple levels and across disciplines, offering a pathway for professional development in the infant, early childhood and family field. Currently 21 state associations have adopted the Endorsement® from the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health. State associations with an Endorsement® license honor reciprocity between other states that have adopted this system.

For professionals interested in Endorsement®, or to learn more about the requirements and competencies for each designation (level) of Endorsement®, please go to MI-AIMH Endorsement®.

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