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Certification in Children's Mental Health Fundamentals

The Institute of Child Psychology Certification in Children’s Mental Health Fundamentals is designed for individuals who are wishing to receive formal accreditation from the Institute of Child Psychology for continuing education, employment purposes, and/or personal development. With this certification you are demonstrating your knowledge in the areas of: introductory child psychology, essentials of interpersonal neurobiology, attachment-based interventions, child emotion regulation, and evidence-based parenting practices.

How To Become Certified

WHO CAN ENROLL

The program is only available to our subscription members.

LENGTH OF TIME TO COMPLETE CERTIFICATION

You have up to 2 years* to finish the course requirements below.

COST TO COMPLETE

As long as you are on our monthly membership ($18.99/month) all the courses needed for certification can be taken as part of your subscription; you DO NOT have to pay for individual courses.

IS A CERTIFICATE PROVIDED?

Certificates will only be mailed to Canadian residents. Individuals residing outside of Canada will be emailed a PDF copy.

MANDATORY CORE COURSES

ALL 6 MUST BE COMPLETED
*ALL COURSES CAN BE ACCESSED AS PART OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION

Certification Steps

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1. Complete 6 core courses
2. Chose 9.5 credit hours from the supplemental courses
3. Complete a 3-5 page essay- single spaced, 1500-2500 words on ” Creating a pathway to healing: Research, tools…..”

The paper must be APA formatted
Your paper must incorporate findings from your course work with ICP as well as 10 citations from evidence-based, academic sources (i.e., journals, books)
Papers are to be submitted in a word document to: info@instituteofchildpsychology.com

Mandatory Core Courses

All 6 courses must be completed to become certified. All courses can be accessed as part of your membership subscription.

Compassionate Discipline

Approx. 6.5 hours of Instruction. Final Quiz to be completed, 20 Questions This course will begin with an overview of neurological development of children and how this accounts for their struggles with emotion regulation and impulse control. A thorough overview of attachment will be covered: parents will be able to identify and comprehend their current attachment style with their child, how that impacts behaviour, and how to strengthen the attachment should their be issues with connecting.

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Childhood Anxiety: Helping Children Heal

Approx. 9.5 hours of Instruction. Final Quiz to be completed, 30 Questions Anxiety has many faces, and in this online course parents, caregivers, and professionals will learn about the psychological and physiological roots of anxiety, why it is on the rise in our children, and what to do to help children better manage it. This course has a holistic* and strength-based approach that focuses on what we as caretakers, parents, and professionals can do vs. stigmatizing children who are struggling. Various facets of the child’s environment will be explored that can contribute to a child’s emotional struggles.

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The Impact of Technology in Children and Youth

Final Quiz to be completed, 20 Questions. The use of technology in homes has increased rapidly over the past decade. Although helpful in many ways, it has also triggered many questions. In this online workshop, parents and professionals will explore concrete, research-based strategies geared to help children and teens manage screen use. This online workshop will empower the adults in a child’s life to make informed, practical decisions regarding technology use at home and in the classroom.

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Childhood Trauma: Finding a Way Through

Approx. 6.5 hours of Instruction. Final Quiz to be completed, 20 Questions Trauma can significantly impact a child, and those caring for them are often left with questions about how to best help. Children with trauma can present significant challenges, and they often display patterns of behaviour that can strain the relationship between the child and those caring for them.

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The Making of the Resilient Child

Approx. 6.5 hours of Instruction. Final Quiz to be completed, 20 Questions In nurturing resiliency- based skills early on in life, you proactively guide your child, or the children you work with, towards living a life of courage, authenticity and passion. This course focuses on practical skills to hep your child, or the children you work with, to develop GRIT, to foster a Growth Mindset, to enhance social and emotional intelligence, and to face life with braveness, kindness, and gratitude.

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Making Sense of Child Brain Development

Approx. 1.5 hours of Instruction. Final Quiz to be completed, 10 Questions Children who have experienced optimal environments tend to have a greater ability to make decisions, exhibit greater physical and emotional control, have a fuller self-understanding, engage in stronger relationships, and are able to excel in new and challenging experiences.

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Supplemental Courses

Additionally, you must choose from the courses below to make up a minimal of 9.5 Credit Hours. All courses can be accessed as part of your membership subscription.

Power of Play

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ADHD: From Struggling to Thriving

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Childhood Anger

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Classroom Mental Health

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Understanding The Highly Sensitive Child

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Helping Children With Grief & Loss

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Helping Children Through Separation & Divorce

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Depression in Children

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Receiving Your Certification

Once all requirements are complete, you are required to write a 3-5 page conceptualization paper on:

Creating a Pathway to Healing: Research, tools, and strategies to help children move from negative mental health outcomes to resiliency.

Final papers are to be emailed to: info@instituteofchildpsychology.com

Certification must be complete within 2 years* Extensions to complete certification will be considered on a case by case basis.

Final Essay

Once all requirements are complete, you are required to write a 3-5 page conceptualization paper on:

Creating a Pathway to Healing: Research, tools, and strategies to help children move from negative mental health outcomes to resiliency.

ICP Rubric- Final Essay

Final papers are to be emailed to: info@instituteofchildpsychology.com

How To Become Certified!

WHO CAN ENROLL

The program is only available to our subscription members.

LENGTH OF TIME TO COMPLETE CERTIFICATION

You have up to 2 years* to finish the course requirements below.

COST TO COMPLETE

As long as you are on our monthly membership ($18.99/month) all the courses needed for certification can be taken as part of your subscription; you DO NOT have to pay for individual courses.

IS A CERTIFICATE PROVIDED?

Certificates will only be mailed to Canadian residents. Individuals residing outside of Canada will be emailed a PDF copy.

MANDATORY CORE COURSES

ALL 6 MUST BE COMPLETED
*ALL COURSES CAN BE ACCESSED AS PART OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION

Certification in Children's Mental Health Fundamentals

Ready To Make A Positive Change In Your Child's Life?

The Certification in Children’s Mental Health Fundamentals is designed for individuals who are wishing to receive formal accreditation from the Institute of Child Psychology for continuing education, employment purposes, and/or personal development. With this certification you are demonstrating your knowledge in the areas of: introductory child psychology, essentials of interpersonal neurobiology, attachment-based interventions, child emotion regulation, and evidence-based parenting practices.

"THE MENTAL HEALTH OF OUR CHILDREN MUST BE SEEN AS EVERY BIT AS IMPORTANT AS THEIR PHYSICAL HEALTH."

Ready To Make A Positive Change In Your Child’s Life?