Endorsement involves a standardized process to determine that a professional has accumulated specialized knowledge and skill in the infant and early childhood field. An applicant’s experiences are documented by the submission of an application that details competency-based training, specialized work experiences, reflective supervision/consultation (RSC) experiences and/or an exam. Endorsed professionals also sign a Code of Ethics. See more about Endorsement requirements here.
Maintaining Endorsement also requires annual renewal that includes additional training and, for some, continued engagement in reflective supervision/consultation (RSC). See more about annual renewal requirements here.
NCIMHA’s Endorsement journey began with a pilot Infant Mental Health Endorsement Leadership Cohort in 2021 that included:
Diane Britz, LCSW, IMH-E®
Gabriel Guyton, MA, MS Ed., IMH-E®
Sharon Little, Ed. D, IMH-E®
Rowena Mudiappa, LCSW, IMH-E®
Susanne Walker Wilson, LCSW, LCAS-A, ITFS, IMH-E®
Tomeika Watson, LCSW, IMH-E®
Jodi Whiteman, MA, CEIM, IMH-E®
Learn more about these professionals, their experience applying for Endorsement and their hopes for our workforce here in North Carolina!
North Carolina Registry of Endorsed Professionals
|Name||Category of Endorsement®|
|Elizabeth Acker, M. Ed.||Infant Family Specialist|
|Diane Britz, LCSW||Infant Mental Health Mentor Clinical|
|Jes F’yall Cardenas, Ph.D||Infant Mental Health Mentor Research/Faculty|
|Gabriel Guyton, MA, MS Ed.||Infant Family Specialist|
|Sharon Little, Ed. D||Infant Family Specialist|
|Christina Y Malu, LCSW, LCAS-A||Infant Family Specialist|
|Rowena Mudiappa, LCSW||Infant Mental Health Mentor Clinical|
|Kelsey Smith, LMSW||Infant Family Associate|
|Susanne Walker Wilson, LCSW, LCAS-A, ITFS||Infant Mental Health Mentor Clinical|
|Tomeika Watson, LCSW||Infant Family Specialist|
|Jodi Whiteman, MA, CEIM||Infant Mental Health Mentor Policy|
|Asata Virgo, MAS-IFP||Infant Mental Health Specialist|
Disclaimer: NCIMHA Endorsement cannot guarantee the quality of service of any endorsed professional and does not include a process by which complaints or concerns regarding ethics can be filed. If NCIMHA becomes aware of possible ethics violations by an endorsed professional, complainants are encouraged to, when applicable, contact the individual’s professional licensing board. NCIMHA Endorsement does not offer monitoring for ethics violations, however if NCIMHA learns that an endorsed professional has been sanctioned by a licensing board, the individual’s name is moved to the Inactive Endorsement Registry.