The master's degree in infant mental health prepares students to become core providers for children from birth through five years of age. The infant mental health specialist acts as the consultant for parents, caretakers, physicians, and teachers in the development of the brain, emotions, and behavior of infants through preschoolers. This emerging role provides leadership, education, and methods for prevention, assessment, and treatment of mental health problems in infants and young children in the contexts of their primary relationships.

The infant mental health specialist can work in a variety of environments, including pediatric clinics, childcare settings, classrooms, social service agencies, regional centers, and in children's homes.

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Last Updated: 10/18/07