Georgetown Launches New Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Certificate Programs

Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Certificate

Washington, D.C.—Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies (SCS), in partnership with Georgetown’s Center for Child & Human Development (GUCCHD), Medstar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH) Department of Psychiatry, and the Center of Excellence for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC), is launching the Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Program beginning this Fall 2021.

The Infant Mental Health Program will consist of three non-credit professional certificates: The Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Family Leadership certificate, the Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation certificate, and the Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health certificate. Each certificate will target professional clinicians, consultants, and community health workers in the field of infant mental health.

“This program embodies the spirit of Georgetown University as an opportunity to learn to support more effective caregiving for all children, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, or class,” says Jeffrey Warner, Senior Director of Professional Development & Certificates at SCS. “Our University's Jesuit tradition of cura personalis is evidenced throughout the curriculum as it encourages care and individualized attention to the needs of children and their families, distinct respect for their circumstances and concerns, and an appropriate appreciation for their particular gifts and insights.”

Participants in the program will gain deepened clinical knowledge and skills to help them advance in their fields. With an abundance of networking opportunities, hands-on practical experience, and engagement with national experts, this specialized suite of programs will help to further develop and shape the field of infant and early childhood mental health.

These certificates will be taught in a Flex learning environment using Zoom video conferencing. The application deadline for all three certificates is August 31, 2021.

About the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies

Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies offers graduate programs in professional and liberal studies, more than 30 professional certificate programs, custom and corporate training and education, summer school and special programs, as well as the University’s only part-time bachelor’s program. The School’s innovative educational programming creates opportunities for students and professionals to connect with industry leaders through learning and service.