Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Certificate Program

Support the social, emotional and relational development of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and their families in a range of settings.

As an experienced infant/family or mental health professional, you will work with internationally recognized faculty and practitioners.

You will learn to:

  • Support parent-child relationships through promotion, prevention, intervention, or consultation services
  • Intervene in troubled parent-child relationships
  • Work with young children with social and emotional behavioral concerns and their caregivers
  • Students will work to bring an infant and early childhood mental health lens to their workplace or other early childhood setting as a culminating experience in the program.

This graduate certificate program requires an internship in an infant mental health setting, and two years of clinical supervision.

The Infant Mental Health Certificate Program Scholarship, valued at 25% of tuition, will be awarded to a select group of students. Students who are awarded the scholarship will be responsible for the remaining 75% of tuition, and all fees and expenses including any additional tuition for prerequisite courses (if applicable). Students entering this program are also eligible to apply for need and merit based scholarships through Erikson. If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Sarah Martinez at (312) 893-7235 or [email protected].

Application Deadlines
Erikson Institute accepts applications on a rolling basis. This means we accept applications throughout the year for all academic terms and programs, and applications are evaluated as they are completed. However, applications received by our Priority Submission Dates for each term will receive primary consideration for scholarship awards.

Priority Rolling Application Deadlines:
Fall Term: March 15