Endorsement® Registry

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
Carrie Wolleman-Stein
Lisa D'Orsi O'Connor
Shannon Delcour
Kimberly Porter-Hutton
Leigh Ward
Infant Mental Health Mentor - Policy Infant Mental Health Mentor- Research Inactive Endorsement® Registry
Rochelle Macer Carol Morris
Bonnie Allen
Nancy Chapman