Endorsement News

2020 dates for Endorsement

Due dates for applications:

Category I and Category II:  March 27 and Sept. 25, 2020
Category III and Category IV: July 17, 2020
Category III and Category IV:  Exam date: October 23, 2020

Interested in Endorsement® ?

Become part of an international group of professionals who have chosen to earn the Endorsement® credential as a way to demonstrate specialization in the infant-early childhood mental health field. Endorsement® was developed by the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health in 2002 and is now used by 30 state IMH associations and two international associations. Each of those associations is a member of the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health.

Through the Alliance, this means that your Endorsement® is recognized in each of those 32 associations! Learn more: allianceaimh.org

 For more information contact the Endorsement Coordinator at: endorsement@akaimh.org

 Looking for a Reflective Supervisor/Consultant (RSC)?

Visit our RSC registry at: www.akaimh/org/reflective-supervisionconsultants for a list of Alaska endorsed® professionals who provide RSC.

New!  Reflective Supervision Guidelines for Home Visitors

AK-AIMH is proud to announce the publication of Reflective Supervision: A Guide from Region X to Enhance Reflective Practice Among Home Visiting Programs. This set of guidelines provides a framework and shared language for reflective supervision/consultation (RSC) that are designed to support all reflective practice in the region. Self-assessment tools are included to promote the ongoing professional development of home visitors, supervisors, and programs.

Funding from the Region X Innovation Grant (Growing Together to Support Our Home Visiting Workforce) and a collaboration between Washington's Department of Children, Youth, and Families and the Infant Mental Health Associations of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, with Jacqui Van Horn from New Mexico as the Reflective Specialist, supported the development of these guidelines.

Please feel free to incorporate these guidelines into your reflective practice within your own professional development or within your agency.


AK-AIMH is seeking motivated and qualified individuals to fill Board of Directors for 2019 - 2022. There are 3 openings to fill.

  • Are you interested in advancing the field of infant and early childhood mental health in the State of Alaska?

  • Are you involved in the interdisciplinary practice of infant and early childhood mental health as a SLP, OT, PT, early interventionist, mental health provider, child care provider, social worker, primary care provider or related professional?

We are looking for dynamic partners to join our Board!  Individuals from diverse cultural regions or backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.  The successful applicants must be able to commit 10 hours a month to fulfill specified board responsibilities.  If you meet this criteria and want to take your passion for infant and children's mental health to a new level, please download and complete the Board Member Application at the AK-AIMH website and send it as an attachment to nominations@akaimh.org with "Board Position" in the subject line. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

AK-AIMH Board of Directors


February 2017: IECMHI; March Membership Drive & Raffle; Annual General Meeting; Meet Board of Directors

November 2016: Apply to our Board; Membership Drive; Building an Engaged Membership

Fall 2016 Membership Drive: Join or Renew Today!

Fall 2016: From Levels to Categories of Endorsement; Committee Overviews; Community Spotlight

Spring 2016: ECMHI Recap

Winter 2016: ECMHI Family Matters: Raising Resilance 

Fall 2015: Honoring Leaders in Infant Mental Health in Alaska.

April 2015: Calling all Early Childhood Infant Mental Health Providers. Early Childhood Mental Health Institute

February 2015: "Knowing Who You Are" Statewide Workshops & Working My Way Out of A Job

November 2014: Alaska IMH Spotlight & Reflective Supervision as Part of the Endorsement Process

July 2014: Endorsement & Summer Reading

March 2014: Early Childhood Mental Health Institute

January 2014: Reflective Supervision

September 2013:Creative Consultation Models in Rural Alaska & Alaska Competency Guidelines

June 2013: IMH in Action Ketchikan & Highlights from the AGM

April 2013: Early Childhood Mental Health Institute & Developments at AK-AIMH

January 2013: Supporting Parents of children with sensory processing differences & MH Consultation & Learning Projects

November 2012: Combating Deployment Stress

September 2012: Postpartum Depression

July 2012: Infant Mental Health is Interdisciplinary

May 2012: Reflective Practice verses Reflective Supervision

March 2012: Intro to AK-AIMH, Competency, League of States, and World Association of IMH