Clinical & Rsearch Experience (Practicum)

Required (20 credits)

Credits

IMH 202

Motor and Sensory Processing Development

This course provides an opportunity to apply concepts and observational skills related to motor development and sensory processing mechanisms learned in previous course (IMH 201). Credits for this course are obtained by completing 160 hours* at appropriate training sites that provide services for infants and young children of different ages. This period includes regularly scheduled individual and group face-to-face supervision given by ICDL Faculty assigned to this course. (* based on 80 real-time clock hours per trimester credit). This course primarily focuses on discussion of the participant’s clinical experience with reading materials and videotapes provided to achieve its learning objectives.

2

IMH 204

Language Development

This course provides an opportunity to apply concepts and observational skills related to language development learned in previous course (IMH 203). Credits for this course are obtained by completing 160 hours* at appropriate training sites that provide services for infants and young children of different ages. This period includes regularly scheduled individual and group face-to-face supervision given by ICDL Faculty assigned to this course. (* based on 80 real-time clock hours per trimester credit.) This course primarily focuses on discussion of the participant’s clinical experience with reading materials and videotapes provided to achieve its learning objectives.

2

IMH 206

Social Emotional Development

This course provides an opportunity to apply concepts and observational skills related to social-emotional development learned in previous course (IMH 205). Credits for this course are obtained by completing 160 hours* at appropriate training sites that provide services for infants and young children of different ages. This period includes regularly scheduled individual and group face-to-face supervision (ICDL Virtual Classroom) given by ICDL Faculty assigned to this course. (* based on 80 real-time clock hours per trimester credit.) This course primarily focuses on discussion of the participant’s clinical experience with reading materials and videotapes provided to achieve its learning objectives.

2

IMH 208

Educational and Cognitive Development

This course provides an opportunity to apply concepts and observational skills related to cognitive development learned in previous course (IMH 207). Credits for this course are obtained by completing 160 hours* at appropriate training sites that provide services for infants and young children of different ages. This period includes regularly scheduled individual and group face-to-face supervision (ICDL Virtual Classroom) given by ICDL Faculty assigned to this course. (* based on 80 real-time clock hours per trimester credit.) This course primarily focuses on discussion of the participant’s clinical experience with reading materials and videotapes provided to achieve its learning objectives.

2

IMH 211

Family Systems Theory and Functioning

This course provides an opportunity to integrate and apply the conceptual and theoretical constructs explored in the previous course (IMH 210) to a current clinical practice or work place. The focus is on adult/parent developmental models and theoretical constructs, family and ecological systems theories and the neuro-scientific foundations involved in parent-child relationships. Credits for this course are obtained by completing 160 hours* at appropriate training sites that provide services for infants and young children of different ages. This period includes regularly scheduled individual and group face-to-face supervision (ICDL Virtual Classroom) given by ICDL Faculty assigned to this course. (* based on 80 real-time clock hours per trimester credit.) This course primarily focuses on discussion of the participant’s clinical experience with reading materials and videotapes provided to achieve its learning objectives.

2

IMH 303

Advanced Assessment of Children and Families

This course provides the students with an opportunity to formulate a comprehensive assessment of infants and young children of different ages, as well as their families, using a bio-psychosocial model. Credits for this course are obtained by completing 240 hours* using a variety of infant, early childhood, and family psychological assessment tools at appropriate training sites that provide services for infants and young children of different ages. This period includes regularly scheduled individual and group face-to-face (ICDL Virtual Classroom) supervision given by ICDL Faculty assigned to this course. Graded assignments include completing assessment reports, with a format previously discussed with the assigned ICDL faculty. (* based on 80 real-time clock hours per trimester credit.)

3

IMH 309

Integrated Developmental Approach to Intervention III

This advanced level course provides an opportunity to formulate and apply a comprehensive intervention program directly with infants and young children of different ages. Credits for this course are obtained by completing 160 hours* at appropriate training sites that provide services for infants and young children. This period includes regularly scheduled individual and group face-to-face supervision (ICDL Virtual Classroom) given by ICDL Faculty assigned to this course. (* based on 80 real-time clock hours per trimester credit.)

2

IMH 310

Consultation and Supervision

This course prepares students to provide effective consultation and supervision to a range of professionals, coming from different disciplines, working with children, adolescents, and families to improve their development, functional emotional capacities, and overall mental health. Credits for this course are obtained by completing 160 hours* of providing consultation and supervision to other professionals starting this program or training in infancy and early childhood (* Based on 80 real-time clock hours per trimester credit).

2

IMH 505

Infant Mental Health Research

This course offers students the opportunity to develop real-life research skills in infancy and early childhood mental health and developmental disorders (IMH ). Credits for his course are obtained by completing 240 hours* working as part of a IMH research team. It includes regularly scheduled individual supervision provided by a doctoral-level ICDL Graduate School faculty, with vast experience in IMH research. (* based on 80 real-time clock hours per trimester credit.)

3