The Irving Harris Program in Child Development and Infant Mental Health provides clinical training, consultation, advocacy, and research in infant and early childhood mental health. Postdoctoral and community fellowships are offered to qualified professionals seeking advanced training in infant and early childhood mental health. Program faculty provide supervision, consultation, and training to academic programs and community agencies in Colorado as well as across the nation.
Fellowships in Advanced Clinical Infant Mental Health Training
The Irving Harris Program in Child Development and Infant Mental Health trains postdoctoral psychology fellows and community professionals with advanced clinical skills in infancy and early childhood mental health. The year-long clinical fellowship focuses on training in clinical, research and systems factors related to infancy and early childhood. The training involves clinical placements, didactics, reflective supervision, and professional development. The didactics cover content on development, attachment theory, treatment approaches, diagnostic classifications, diagnoses, perinatal mental health, cultural competence, and socio-cultural influences. The clinical settings included traditional outpatient services, consultation in pediatric primary care and other medical clinics, early care and education centers, and home-based services (some being bilingual) within UC-AMC programs and community agencies.