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 Aug 2020, there are more than 135 individuals who are in the process of building their portfolio, preparing for an exam and working toward becoming an endorsed professional.
|Infant Family Associate Registry||Infant Family Specialist Registry||Infant Mental Health Specialist Registry||Infant Mental Health Mentor - Clinical Registry|
|Shannon Moller-Fortran||Loretta Rotolo||Debra Fruchtman||Marcy Safyer|
|Miriam Arthur||Laura Harford||Layne Raskin||Wendy Bender|
|Beth Faulkner||Colette Ryan||Alana Russotti||Sarah Fitzgibbons|
|Kelly Janese||Karli Coverdale||Megan Smith||Joaniko Kohchi|
|Kim Puma||Patricia Caballerro Schillaci||Allison Lieber||Gil Foley|
|Maryann Ciskal||Stephanie Brown||Steffany Nichols||Jody Manly|
|Esther Piper||Nancy Gearhart||Vanessa Funfsinn||Jeanette Sawyer Cohen|
|Maria Stella Lundie||Inés Robles||Bonnie Cohen|
|Nancy Ludwig||Susan Chinitz|
|Lisa D'Orsi O'Connor|
|Infant Mental Health Mentor - Policy||Infant Mental Health Mentor- Research||Inactive Endorsement® Registry|
|Rochelle Macer||Carol Morris|