Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Counseling Certificate | Troy University

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Counseling Certificate

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Trojans, helping babies, children and their families.

***Pending SACSCOC approval

Social and emotional development is something that can be fostered from birth throughout life. However, earlier is always better when addressing problems in these areas for children. If you are someone who has a heart for helping, a love for children and the desire to impact the mental health of our future generations, let Troy University equip you with the skills needed by pursuing your Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Counseling Certificate.

Skills Learned

During TROY’s Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Counseling Certificate, you will develop a deeper understanding of the trajectory of early human development for infants and children, up to age 5, and their families. You will also learn about influences that lead to mental health well-being and those that push development off track. This is all done while developing or increasing your skills in understanding, testing, evaluating, diagnosing and treatment planning for this age group and their support givers.

Top Level Instruction

Throughout the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Counseling Certificate at TROY, you will benefit from coursework designed by the University’s knowledgeable faculty and licensed mental health professionals. The faculty in the Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation and Interpreter Training not only have special skill sets that are invaluable to teaching in this area, but the department is also partnered with “First 5 Alabama” and the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education to bring you the best curriculum.

Hands-on Learning:

Through the coursework for this Counseling Certificate at TROY you will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on learning by doing an “in-home visitation” and observing an infant with their family for nearly a year. Your experiences will also be integrated and culminate with a specialized 400-hour internship.

Strengths

TROY’s Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Counseling Certificate offers a dynamic, collaborative and supportive learning environment. The certificate can be completed in one year (five terms), all online, with the exception of two intensive days during the Internship Class.

Meeting Demand

A substantial gap of mental health service exists for the 0 to 5 population of children and their families nationally, and especially in the state of Alabama. With the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Counseling Certificate from Troy University, you will become a needed asset to fill this gap.