Requirements for Endorsement®

It is in the best interest of practitioners who promote IECMH, as well as the families they serve, if the reflective supervisor/consultant meets the standards below.

As in relationship-focused practice with families, RSC is most effective when it occurs in the context of a relationship that has an opportunity to develop by meeting regularly with the same supervisor/consultant over a period of time.  Therefore, MI-AIMH expects that Endorsement® candidates will have received the majority of the required hours from just one source with the balance coming from no more than one other source.

Qualified providers of reflective supervision/consultation

APPLICANT AND/OR ENDORSED PROFESSIONALFor applicants
earning Endorsement®
For professionals
renewing Endorsement® (annually)
RENEWAL REQUIREMENT ENDS
INFANT FAMILY SPECIALIST (PREVENTION)
Bachelor’s prepared
Minimum 24 clock hours

Provider should be:
Master’s prepared Infant Family Specialist

OR

Infant Mental Health Specialist

OR

Infant Mental Health Mentor -Clinical
Minimum 12 clock
hours

Provider should be:
Master’s prepared Infant Family Specialist

OR

Infant Mental Health Specialist

OR

Infant Mental Health Mentor - Clinical
On-going
INFANT FAMILY SPECIALIST (PREVENTION)
Master’s prepared
Minimum 24 clock hours

Provider should be:
Infant Mental Health Specialist

OR

Infant Mental Health Mentor -Clinical
Minimum 12 clock hours

Provider should be:
Infant Mental Health Specialist

OR

Infant Mental Health Mentor -Clinical
On-going
INFANT MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST (TREATMENT/INTERVENTION)
Direct service provider
Minimum 50 clock hours

Provider should be:
Infant Mental Health Specialist

OR

Infant Mental Health Mentor -Clinical
Minimum 12 clock hours

Provider should be:
Infant Mental Health Specialist

OR

Infant Mental Health Mentor -Clinical
On-going
INFANT MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST (TREATMENT/INTERVENTION)
Provider of RSC to others
Minimum 50 clock hours

Provider should be:
Infant Mental Health Specialist

OR

Infant Mental Health Mentor -Clinical
Minimum 12 clock hours

Provider should be:
Infant Mental Health Mentor -Clinical
On-going
INFANT MENTAL HEALTH MENTOR - CLINICAL (MACRO) Minimum 50 clock hours

Provider should be:
Infant Mental Health Mentor - Clinical
Minimum 12 clock hours

Provider should be:
Infant Mental Health Mentor -Clinical
After having earned & maintained IMH Mentor -Clinical for a minimum of 3 years

Please note:  Peer supervision (defined as colleagues meeting together without an identified supervisor/consultant to guide the reflective process), while valuable for many experienced practitioners, does not meet the RSC criteria for Endorsement® even if one of the peers has earned Endorsement® as an IMHS or IMHM-Clinical.  The provider of RSC is charged with holding the emotional content of the cases presented.  The ability to do so is compromised when the provider is a peer of the presenter.  Unnecessary complications can arise when the provider of RSC has concerns about a peer’s ability to serve a particular family due to the peer’s emotional response AND the provider and peer share office space, for example.

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