The NYS-AIMH Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health® is intended to recognize experiences that lead to competency in the infant-family field. Endorsement® is cross-sector and multidisciplinary including professionals from child and/or human development, education, nursing, pediatrics, psychiatry, psychology, social work, and others. Endorsement® indicates an individual’s efforts to specialize in the promotion/practice of infant mental health within his/her own chosen discipline.
Those who have earned Endorsement® have demonstrated that the individual has completed specialized education, work, in-service training, and reflective supervision/consultation experiences that have led to competency in the promotion and/or practice of infant mental health. Endorsement® does not guarantee the ability to practice as a mental health professional, although many who have earned Endorsement® are licensed mental health professionals.
Endorsement® is not a license or a certificate. NYS-AIMH cannot guarantee the quality of service of any endorsed professional. NYS-AIMH does not have a process by which complaints or concerns regarding ethics can be filed. If one has a concern about an endorsed professional, he or she is encouraged, when applicable, to contact the professional’s employer or the individual’s professional licensing body or other credentialing body.
Seeking the NYS-AIMH Endorsement® is a commitment that takes time and effort. As of July 2019, there are more than 80 individuals who are in the process of building their portfolio, preparing for an exam and working toward becoming an endorsed professional.
We are honored to highlight each person who earns and maintains the NYS-AIMH Endorsement®
|Infant Family Associate Registry||Infant Family Specialist Registry||Infant Mental Health Specialist Registry||Infant Mental Health Mentor – Clinical Registry|
|Loretta Rotolo||Debra Fruchtman||Marcy Safyer|
|Miriam Arthur||Laura Harford||Layne Raskin||Wendy Bender|
|Carol Morris||Colette Ryan||Alana Russotti||Sarah Fitzgibbons|
|Karli Coverdale||Megan Smith||Joaniko Kohchi|
|Patricia Caballerro Schillaci||Allison Lieber||Gil Foley|
|Stephanie Brown||Jody Manly|
|Nancy Gearhart||Jeanette Sawyer Cohen|
|Infant Mental Health Mentor – Policy||Infant Mental Health Mentor- Research||Inactive Endorsement® Registry|