Institute for Parenting

IMH-DP Paths for Master of Social Work Candidates


Students accepted by the School of Social Work into the Master’s in Social Work degree program have two options to participate in the Infant Mental Health and Developmental Practice (IMH-DP) program. It is recommended that students contact the Project Manager of the IMH-DP program to further discuss the pathway to obtaining a Master’s in Social Work.

Program Path for candidates obtaining their IMH-DP certificate before completing their M.S.W.

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 (counts toward elective in M.S.W. program)
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 (counts toward elective in M.S.W. program)
Reflective Supervision
Relational, Behavioral and Developmental Assessment
Risk and Protective Factors: Parental Capacity to Parent (counts toward elective in M.S.W. program)
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
Students will graduate with a certificate in IMH-DP and matriculate into their M.S.W. Program, as outlined below:

M.S.W. Full-time Pathway (Required Courses)

Fall Semester I
Issues in Social Welfare I: History and Philosophy of Social Welfare
Human Behavior Theory for Social Work Practice I
Issues in Social Welfare I: ROLE (Required Online Learning Experience)
Foundations of Social Work Practice I
Oppression, Diversity and the Struggle for Human Rights
Field Instruction I
Spring Semester I
Issues in Social Welfare II: Inequality, Inequity and Social Justice
Human Behavior Theory for Social Work Practice II
Foundations of Social Work Practice II
Social Work Research I
Field Instruction II
Fall Semester I
Social Work Assessment and Diagnosis
Social Work Research II

Advanced Social Work Practice with Individuals in Family Contexts

or

Advanced Social Work Practice with Groups

Field Instruction III
Spring Semester II
Organization Context for Professional Practice
Reflective Supervision for Play Therapy

Advanced Social Work Practice with Individuals in Family Contexts

or

Advanced Social Work Practice with Groups

Field Instruction VI
After completion of the requirements above, the student will graduate with an M.S.W. and a Certificate in IMH-DP.

Program Path for candidates obtaining their IMH-DP certificate between foundation and advanced years in M.S.W.

Students will begin with their M.S.W. foundation year, then leave their program to participate in IMH-DP for 15 months, and matriculate back into their M.S.W. program for their advanced year. This pathway is outlined below.

M.S.W. Full-time Pathway (Required Courses)

Fall Semester Foundation Year
Issues in Social Welfare I: History and Philosophy of Social Welfare
Human Behavior Theory for Social Work Practice I
Issues in Social Welfare I: ROLE (Required Online Learning Experience)
Foundations of Social Work Practice I
Oppression, Diversity and the Struggle for Human Rights
Field Instruction I
Spring Semester I
Issues in Social Welfare II: Inequality, Inequity and Social Justice
Human Behavior Theory for Social Work Practice II
Foundations of Social Work Practice II
Social Work Research I
Field Instruction II

Students will then 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 (counts toward elective in M.S.W. program)
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 (counts toward elective in M.S.W. program)
Reflective Supervision
Relational, Behavioral and Developmental Assessment
Risk and Protective Factors: Parental Capacity to Parent (counts toward elective in M.S.W. program)
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
Students will then continue in their M.S.W. Program advanced year, as outlined below:

M.S.W. Full-time Pathway (Required Courses)

Fall Semester Advanced Year
Social Work Assessment and Diagnosis
Social Work Research II

Advanced Social Work Practice with Individuals in Family Contexts

or

Advanced Social Work Practice with Groups

Field Instruction III
Spring Semester Advanced Year
Organization Context for Professional Practice
Reflective Supervision for Play Therapy

Advanced Social Work Practice with Individuals in Family Contexts

or

Advanced Social Work Practice with Groups

Field Instruction VI
After completion of the requirements above, the student will graduate with an M.S.W. and a Certificate 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