Institute for Parenting

IMH-DP Paths for M.A. in Mental Health Counseling


Students accepted by the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies for the Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling degree program have two options to participate in the Infant Mental Health and Developmental Practice (IMH-DP) program.

Three courses in the IMH-DP program count towards three elective courses in the Mental Health Counseling program. It is recommended that students contact the Project Manager of the IMH-DP program to further discuss the pathway to obtaining a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling.

Program Path for candidates obtaining their M.S. in IMH-DP before The M.A. in Mental Health Counseling

Summer – Term I
Infant Mental Health and Developmental Practice: Foundations
Using Observation with Young Children Seminar (with Alice Brown Early Learning Center on-site practicum experience)
Evidence-Based Approaches to Consultation and Intervention
Observing Infants and Young Children
Child Parent Psychotherapy: An Introduction (4-day intensive course)
Fall – Term I
Development in a Relational Context: Starting at Conception
Reflective Supervision
Relational, Behavioral and Developmental Assessment
Risk and Protective Factors: Parental Capacity to Parent
Internship I
Intersession – Term I
Autism Spectrum Disorders: Young Children and their Caregivers (4-day intensive course)
Spring – Term I
Infant Mental Health and Trauma Treatment
Reflective Supervision for Trauma Treatment
Developmental Disorders, Formulation and Diagnosis
Becoming a Reflective Supervisor
Internship II
Summer – Term II
Understanding and Intervening through Play
Reflective Supervision for Play Therapy
Leadership, Advocacy and Service Delivery Systems
Reflective Supervision Termination
Internship III
Student graduates with a Master of Science in IMH-DP and matriculates into the Mental Health Counseling program, as outlined below:

Mental Health Counseling Full-time Pathway (Required Courses)

Fall
Personality, Psychopathology Diagnosis
Research Design
Developmental Psychology

Mental Health Counseling One

Spring
Trauma
Clinical Assessment
Mental Health Counseling II
Group Counseling
Summer
Practicum
Professional Development Seminar and Ethics
Family Counseling
Elective Course
Fall II
Counseling Internship Practice
Multicultural Issues in Counseling
Vocational Counseling
Spring II
Counseling Internship Practice
Elective Course
Student graduates with an Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling and Masters of Science in IMH-DP

Program Path for candidates obtaining their M.S. in IMH-DP in between the first (foundation) and second (advanced) years of their M.A. in Mental Health Counseling:

Mental Health Counseling Full-time Pathway (Required Courses)

Fall
Personality, Psychopathology Diagnosis
Research Design
Developmental Psychology

Mental Health Counseling I

Spring
Trauma
Clinical Assessment
Mental Health Counseling II
Group Counseling
Student will temporarily leave the Mental Health Counseling program, matriculate into IMH-DP and follow the program below:
Summer – Term I
Infant Mental Health and Developmental Practice: Foundations
Using Observation with Young Children Seminar (with Alice Brown Early Learning Center on-site practicum experience)
Evidence-Based Approaches to Consultation and Intervention
Observing Infants and Young Children
Child Parent Psychotherapy: An Introduction (4-day intensive course)
Fall – Term I
Development in a Relational Context: Starting at Conception 
Reflective Supervision
Relational, Behavioral and Developmental Assessment
Risk and Protective Factors: Parental Capacity to Parent
Internship I
Intersession – Term I
Autism Spectrum Disorders: Young Children and their Caregivers (4-day intensive course)
Spring – Term I
Infant Mental Health and Trauma Treatment
Reflective Supervision for Trauma Treatment
Developmental Disorders, Formulation and Diagnosis
Becoming a Reflective Supervisor
Internship II
Summer – Term II
Understanding and Intervening through Play
Reflective Supervision for Play Therapy
Leadership, Advocacy and Service Delivery Systems
Reflective Supervision Termination
Internship III
During Summer Semester II, Mental Health Counseling students will be enrolled in both programs at one time, to continue fulfilling requirements of the Mental Health Counseling program. They will register for these Mental Health Counseling courses as well, and then matriculate into their Mental Health Counseling program fully in the fall semester.
Summer II
Practicum
Professional Development Seminar and Ethics
Family Counseling
Fall II
Counseling Internship Practice
Multicultural Issues in Counseling
Vocational Counseling
Elective Course
Spring II
Counseling Internship Practice
Elective Course
Elective Course
Student graduates with a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling and Master of Science in IMH-DP.

For more information, please contact:

Nicole Trotter, LMSW
Project Manager

Adelphi University
Institute for Parenting
Linen Hall, LL Room 11B
p – 516.237.8511
e – ntrotter@adelphi.edu