Institute for Parenting

Current Graduate Student IMH-DP Application Process 

Applicants must be:

  • Interested in working with 0-5 year olds and their families
  • Interested in receiving specialized training to enhance your skills and career opportunities
  • In good academic standing in your primary discipline

Once accepted, scholars must:

  1. Submit an up-to-date transcript at the end of the Spring Semester demonstrating you are in good standing to enroll in the program.
  2. Sign a pre-scholarship agreement/two-year service obligation which you will receive upon acceptance.
  3. Participate in a two-day program orientation immediately prior to the start of classes each summer semester.

How to Apply

Applications are now being accepted on a rolling basis with the fourth cohort of students beginning May 2019.

  1. Application cover sheet
  2. Current resume
  3. A copy of your undergraduate (if multiple schools, please include all locations) and graduate transcript (unofficial)
  4. Letter from current degree program director that describes your strengths and vulnerabilities, and confirming you are on track for successful completion of the current year
  5. One letter of recommendation from a first year instructor
  6. One letter of recommendation from your current clinical supervisor (Students who are not yet in the field, please substitute a letter of recommendation from a different instructor).
    One letter of recommendation from a current or previous employer in which you worked with children and families. Your employer would need to address your role, experiences and competence with children and families.
  7. Statement about your interests, what you hope to gain from this program, how you feel you can contribute to the program and any other information about yourself that you believe can help us decide if you are a good fit (not more than 3 pages)
Please have letters of recommendation sent directly to the Project Manager. Applications will not be considered until all materials are submitted.

Send your completed application, along with your resume and statement to:

Nicole Trotter, LMSW
Project Manager
Adelphi University
Institute for Parenting
P.O. Box 701
Garden City, NY 11530

» Download the IMH-DP Application Form

For more information , please contact:

Nicole Trotter, LMSW
Project Manager

Adelphi University
Institute for Parenting
Linen Hall, LL Room 11B
p – 516.237.8511
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