Apply to Participate in a National Study of Mental Health Consultant Activities!

Apply to Participate in a National Study of Mental Health Consultant Activities!

The Center of Excellence for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (CoE for IECMHC) is embarking on a national research study to develop consensus about the core activities of IECMHC. We are looking for eager and experienced IECMHC professionals to apply to participate! 

Specifically, preference will be given to individuals who meet at least some of the following criteria:

  • Full-time mental health consultant or supervisor*
  • *If a supervisor, prior experience as a mental health consultant is required
  • Provide consultation to historically underserved populations
  • Actively apply the “consultative stance” 
  • Actively promote equity in their role
  • Provide consultation in novel settings (e.g., Part C, home visiting)
  • At least 5 years of IECMHC experience
  • Licensed or license-eligible mental health practitioner

Interested and eligible individuals should complete this application by no later than September 24th, 2021..

If selected, you will be expected to complete three web-based surveys over the course of several months. Participants will be compensated for their time via gift cards totaling $90 over the course of the three surveys. 

We plan to select a panel of 30 individuals who represent diverse backgrounds, experiences, practice settings, and geographic regions. While we realize that many IECMHC programs are currently serving early childhood education settings, we are especially interested in applicants who are delivering IECMHC in other early childhood settings and systems (e.g., Part C, home visiting, child welfare). To ensure a diverse panel, not all qualified applicants will be invited to participate. 

We anticipate high demand, so don’t delay! Please forward this call for applicants to anyone you think would be interested. We look forward to partnering with you to advance the field of consultation. 

Questions? Please direct any inquiries to and reference “National Study” in the subject line.

This product was developed [in part] under grant number 1H79SM082070-01 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The views, policies and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.