Infant-Family Practice

Applications are due by June 15, 2015. Later applications are considered.

The T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics offers a Master's of Advanced Study (MAS) in Infant Family Practice. This advanced degree provides high-quality coursework and supervised internship experiences designed to train professionals to work in prevention and intervention programs serving families with infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children.

This degree program provides training for several key professional groups: child abuse prevention specialists, infant mental health specialists, early intervention child development specialists, family support specialists and home visiting professionals, Head Start and Early Head Start teachers and supervisors, and child care administrators and teachers. It is intended to help develop professionals who practice in ways that are developmentally appropriate, relationship focused, and culturally competent, with a particular emphasis on early childhood mental health.

The program will prepare students for professional endorsement by the Infant-Toddler Mental Health Coalition of Arizona's Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Based Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health. This professional endorsement is now recognized in 22 states. Program Faculty are Endorsed as Level IV Infant Mental Health Mentors.

Offered at ASU's Tempe Campus as a combination of internet courses and weekend seminars (3 seminars during both Fall and Spring semesters), the MAS in Infant Family Practice requires successful completion of 30 semester hours comprised of core courses and supervised internships.  All courses are completed during fall, spring, and summer semesters of the same academic year.  Students receive individual supervision/consultation during each semester.

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For additional information, please contact:

Barbara Weigand or Robert Weigand
T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics
Arizona State University
P.O. Box 873701
Tempe, Arizona 85287-3701

Phone: 480-965-4442
Fax: 480-965-6779