What is Endorsement?

Since 2015, Washington State has offered the Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health® (IMH-E®). Endorsement® was developed by the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health, and is intended to recognize experiences that lead to competency in the infant-family field. It does not replace licensure, certification, or credentialing, but instead is meant as an “overlay” to these.


Endorsement® is multidisciplinary including professionals from psychology, education, social work, psychiatry, child and/or human development, nursing, and others. Endorsement® indicates an individual’s efforts to specialize in the promotion/practice of infant mental health within his/her own chosen discipline.

To Get Started:
  • Explore the Endorsement Credentials  to find the right fit for you

  • Explore the Knowledge Areas and corresponding Competencies to learn what training, skills, and experiences you’ll need to demonstrate in your portfolio application

The Washington Association for Infant Mental Health, 1833 N 105th St #203 Seattle, WA 98133, Phone: 206-729-111 

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