Who Should Participate?

Who is this Capstone Certificate Program For?

This Capstone Certificate Program is offered to professionals who wish to provide consultation and relationship-based services to families of infants and young children as well as to other professionals. This program is designed for:

  • Licensed mental health and health care professionals* in clinical, counseling or school psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, nursing, psychiatry, pediatrics or family medicine.
  • Professionals who have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in the fields of early childhood education, child development, family studies, occupational therapy, physical therapy, social work, or speech and language therapy. This includes those who provide direct services to young children and their families in Home Visiting, Birth to 3, Early Childhood Special Education, Early Head Start, Head Start, Childcare, and Child Protective Services programs.

*Participation in this Capstone Certificate Program also fulfills a prerequisite for Mental Health Professionals who are also interested in applying to the Wisconsin Child-Parent Psychotherapy Learning Community.
Hear about the benefits and the professional contributions of this Capstone Certificate Program from Program Graduates. View the interviews and video recordings of two graduates by scrolling down the Blog:

Kathleen Hipke, PhD

Ashley Hayes, BA

What will the Program Provide?

  • Courses taught by nationally recognized experts and state specialists in the field of infant, early childhood and family mental health.
  • Small Reflective Practice Mentoring Groups for discussion of cases and infant and family observations.
  • Participation in a Mindfulness course.
  • Readings, infant/family observations, developmental and relationship assessment and therapeutic intervention assignments, and an integrative final project.
  • Individual Reflective Clinical Consultation for licensed mental health professionals.
  • Opportunities to network and build relationships with professionals who have common goals and interests.