Competency-Based Training

The NMAIMH has again been contracted by CYFD/OHNM to provide Infant Mental Health-Specific Reflective Consultation Groups in order to support a competent Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health workforce.   The NMAIMH contract with CYFD/OHNM was amended in October, 2012 to allow the NMAIMH to be more inclusive in participation criteria!  If you are interested in being included in a Reflective Consultation Group, please download the application information (application can be downloaded here) for details.

Reflective Consultation:

  • will be provided once a month face-to-face in a group of 4-5 individuals,
  • reflective consultation may take place by conference call or other technology if available and deemed necessary, and
  • if endorsement is earned during the contract year, or the participant has accumulated 55 cumulative hours of Reflective Supervision/Consultation, the Reflective Consultation service will end and a new participant may be added to the group.

The NMAIMH will inform a prospective participant of the opportunity of having the Reflective Consultation service provided under this contract after the participant’s application has been completed and submitted for review.  If a given group is at capacity, the NMAIMH will maintain a “waiting” list of potential participants who can move into an existing Consultation Group as space becomes available.

NMAIMH Resource Directory

In response to the increasing interest in endorsement, competency-based training, and reflective supervision/consultation, the NMAIMH is providing a Resource Directory of infant mental health professionals who have earned endorsement as Infant Family Specialists (Level II), Infant Mental Health Specialists (Level III), or Infant Mental Health Mentors (Level IV). The NMAIMH Endorsement process is based on specifically-defined competencies for each level of endorsement. All professionals included in the Resource Directory have earned endorsement based on a two-level review of a written portfolio that was determined to meet the competency-based requirements established for a particular level of endorsement. Additionally, professionals endorsed as Infant Mental Health Specialists (Level III) and Infant Mental Health Mentors (Level IV) have passed a written endorsement exam, demonstrating an additional level of expertise/competency as defined by the requirements at those levels.

The NMAIMH provides the Resource Directory as a service to its membership. All arrangements between those included in the Directory and those seeking their services will be made without further NMAIMH involvement. That is, the scheduling of any training, consultation, or supervision commitments, as well as any fees or other agreements, will be made directly between the trainer/consultant and individual/program seeking the service. If you are interested in inquiring about one or more of the training, consultation, or supervision services listed in this Directory, please contact the individual directly to discuss specifics. The NMAIMH does not receive payment or participate in the arrangements or contract negotiations.

Note to Trainers/Consultants:
To update your information in the Resource Directory, please send an e-mail message to endorse@nmaimh.org

Providers of Reflective Supervision/Consultation
NMAIMH recommends that the document titled,  “Reflective Supervision/Consultation Defined used as best practice guidelines and a frame of reference for establishing expectations and agreements regarding this service.

Reflective Supervision/Consultation Providers 
Monica J. Armas Aragon, LISW
Infant Mental Health Specialist-Level III
505-401-2782

Located in: Albuquerque
David Belford, LISW
Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical - Level IV
UNM Center for Development & Disability/Home Visiting Professional Development Team, Early Childhood Network & Early Childhood Mental Health Program
505-272-1926
dbelford@salud.unm.edu

Available in: Albuquerque area
Mara Brenner, LPCC
Infant Mental Health Specialist- Level III
Mara Brenner Consulting - IMH Consultant (educator and trainer)
505-503-1815
mara.brenner@comcast.net

Available in: Albuquerque
Joy V. Browne, Ph.D.; PCNS-BC; IMH-E (IV)
Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical - Level IV
joyvbrowne@yahoo.com

Located in: Albuquerque area

Willing to Travel
Michelle Daly, MSPH, MA, LPCC, ATR, IMH-E
Infant Mental Health Specialist- Level III
773-610-4387
michmdaly@yahoo.com

Will travel/based in Santa Fe
Theresa L. Donahue, LISW, IMH-E®
Infant Mental Health Specialist - Level III
Lead Family Therapist at Aprendamos Intervention Team, an early intervention organization. Lead Mental Health Clinician at Alegria Family Counseling, an outpatient behavioral health clinic.
575-649-9509
tdonahue39@yahoo.com

Available in: Southern New Mexico

No Travel
Diana S. Edwards, Ph.D., LPCC, IMH-E (III)
Infant Mental Health Specialist - Level III
Private Practice - Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
301 W. College Ave., Suite # 14
Silver City, NM 88061
575-574-7100 or 575-597-1250
dsedwards@gilanet.com

Located in: Silver City, NM
Willing to Travel: yes
Sandra Harrington, LPCC, IMH-E®
Infant Family Specialist- Level II
UNM Taos Early Childhood Resource Center (TTAP)
Taos, NM
sharring@unm.edu

Will travel within a 3-hour radius of Taos to provide Reflective Supervision/Consultation, dependent upon availability & travel reimbursement.
Deborah Harris, LISW, IMH-E®
Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical - Level IV
Director - Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation and Training
Director - Santa Fe County Infant Mental Health Team for Infants in Protective Custody
222 E. Marcy St., Suite 9
Santa Fe, NM 87501
debharris@newmexico.com
505-988-5017
FAX 866-386-1210
Cell 505-603-3738

Located in: Northern NM (Santa Fe)
Willing to Travel: I travel in northern New Mexico and do training in all areas of the state. I currently use Skype®, phone, face time and other methods to provide supervision, consultation and training long distance.
Mary Hokom, MA, LPCC, RPT, IMH-E®
Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical - Level IV
WNMU Early Childhood Programs Family Counseling Center/Family Facilitator
hokomm@wnmu.edu
hokomm@q.com
575-538-6343

Located in: Southwest Region of NM
Willing to Travel: I am available to travel throughout the state of New Mexico
Inez Ingle, M.Ed., DS III, IMH-E®
Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical - Level IV
Las Cumbres Community Services - North Services Coordinator -- direct service in the Family Infant Toddler Program and consult in LCCS Conjunto Preschool
P.O. Box 218
Ojo Caliente, NM 87549
iisb@cybermesa.com

Available in: Northeastern NM
Judson Kusy, LPCC, IMH-E IV®
Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical -Level IV
Amistad Family Services, Inc.
Family Therapist & Infant Mental Health Mentor
2000 E. Lohman Ste. C
Las Cruces, NM 88001
575-523-2288
Fax 575-523-2299

Available in: Southern NM - Las Cruces area
Soledad Pilar Martinez, LISW, IMH-E®
Infant Mental Health Mentor-Policy - Level IV
Children, Youth and Families Department, Early Childhood Division/ Program Manger Home Visiting & Infant Mental Health Team
3 Caminito Santerra
Santa Fe, NM 87505
spmartinez@aol.com

Located In: Santa Fe County
Willing to Travel: Some Travel - would discuss with interested parties


Marcia Moriarta, Psy.D., IMH-E®
Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical - Level IV
UNM Center for Development and Disability Director
Early Childhood Evaluation Program
Early Childhood Mental Health Services
Early Childhood Mental Health and Development Psychology Internship Track
2300 Menaul NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-272-5679
mmoriarta@salud.unm.edu

Available in: Albuquerque area
Debbie Michael, IMH-E®
Infant Mental Health Specialist - Level III
debmichael.imhs@gmail.com

Located in: Southern NM
Willing to Travel: No
Deryl Palmer, LISW, IMH-E®
Infant Mental Health Specialist - Level III
Amistad Family Services
Director/Family Therapist
Las Cruces, NM
575-523-2288

Available in: Southern NM, Las Cruces

Willing to Travel: No
Ella Pavone, MA, DSIII, IMH-E®
Infant Mental Health Specialist - Level III
Service Coordinator and Developmental Specialist III at Inspirations, an early intervention program serving Bernalillo County
505-274-4488
eieieep@gmail.com

Available in: Albuquerque area including Bernalillo County and Rio Rancho
Michelle Peixinho, LM, CPM, IMH-E®
Infant-Family Specialist - Level II
Española Valley Women's Health/Licensed Midwife (Providing personalized care for home and hospital birth)
P.O. Box 305
Chimayo, NM 87522
505-927-5558
michelle@espanolavalleywomenshealth.org

Available in: Northern New Mexico to provide entry-level RS/C
Doreen A. Sansom, LBSW, IMH-E ®
Infant Family Specialist - Level II
doreensansom@hotmail.com
505-466-7740

Retired from NM Department of Health, Family Infant Toddler Program

Located in: Santa Fe, NM
Willing to Travel: Yes
Pamela Segel, Ed.S, IMH-E®
Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical - Level IV
Early Childhood Development Specialist; Autism Specialist
Independent Contractor
pamelasegel@comcast.net

Available in: Central NM including Bernalillo and Sandoval Counties.
Angel Toyota-Sharpe, MA, LPCC, RPT-S, IMH-E®
Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical - Level IV
Western New Mexico University Family Counseling Center/Clinical Director
PO Box #680
Silver City, NM 88062
575-538-6805
toyotasharpea@wnmu.edu

Located in: Southwest NM
Willing to Travel: Need advance notice. Can travel to most places in the state with travel expenses included.
Amanda Trujillo-Gonzales, LISW
Infant Mental Health Specialist -Level III
P.O. Box 218
El Rito, NM 87530
505-927-3910

Available in: Rio Arriba County
Jacqui Van Horn, MPH, DS III, IMH-E®
Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical - Level IV
The Parent-Infant Study Center
630 Manzano NE, Suite A
Albuquerque, NM 87110
505-238-9085
jacquivanhorn@comcast.net

Director of The Parent-Infant Study Center where I provide training/ consultation and reflective supervision for infant mental health, early childhood and behavioral health providers. I also provide direct services to families with infants and toddlers as a contractor with Inspirations, a NM Family Infant Toddler provider.

Willing to Travel: Occasional limited travel beyond the greater Albuquerque area. I also use Skype® and telephone consultation to provide reflective consultation to practitioners who live outside of Albuquerque to limit travel needs.

Providers of Competency-Based Training
NMAIMH recommends that the NMAIMH “Competency Guidelines for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health” (see below) be used as a frame of reference for establishing expectations and agreements regarding this service.

Competency-Based Training Providers 
Mara Brenner, LPCC
Infant Mental Health Specialist- Level III
Mara Brenner Consulting - IMH Consultant (educator and trainer)
505-503-1815
mara.brenner@comcast.net

Available in: Albuquerque
Joy V. Browne, Ph.D.; PCNS-BC; IMH-E (IV)
Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical - Level IV
joyvbrowne@yahoo.com

Located in: Albuquerque area
Willing to Travel

Available to provide training on the NMAIMH competencies: Most developmental, clinical, professional and ethics competencies
Michelle Daly, MSPH, MA, LPCC, ATR, IMH-E
Infant Mental Health Specialist- Level III
773-610-4387
michmdaly@yahoo.com

Will travel/based in Santa Fe
Diana S. Edwards, Ph.D., LPCC, IMH-E (III)
Infant Mental Health Specialist - Level III
Private practice as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
301 W. College Ave., Suite # 14,
Silver City, NM 88061
575-574-7100 or 575-597-1250
dsedwards@gilanet.com

Located in: Silver City, NM
Willing to Travel: yes

Available to provide training based on the NMAIMH competencies: Yes, can provide training about attachment issues, especially with regard to adoption and foster care; loss and grief in children; post-traumatic stress.
Deborah Harris, LISW, IMH-E®
Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical - Level IV
Director - Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation and Training
Director- Santa Fe County Infant Mental Health Team for Infants in Protective Custody
222 E. Marcy St., Suite 9
Santa Fe, NM 87501
debharris@newmexico.com
505-988-5017
FAX 866-386-1210
Cell 505-603-3738

Located in: Northern NM (Santa Fe)
Willing to Travel: I travel in northern New Mexico and do training in all areas of the state. I currently use Skype®, phone, face time and other methods to provide supervision, consultation and training long distance.

Available to provide training based on the NMAIMH competencies: Yes – Reflective practice, reflective supervision, and consultation, child care consultation, early intervention, infant mental health assessment and treatment, and diagnosis, trauma, attachment, systems development, family therapy, rural communities and systems.
Mary Hokom, MA, LPCC, RPT, IMH-E®
Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical - Level IV
WNMU Early Childhood Programs Family Counseling Center/Family Facilitator
hokomm@wnmu.edu
hokomm@q.com
575-538-6343

Located in: Southwest Region of NM
Willing to Travel: I am available to travel throughout the state of New Mexico
Inez Ingle, M.Ed., DS III, IMH-E®
Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical -Level IV
Las Cumbres Community Services - North Services Coordinator
Direct service in the Family Infant Toddler Program and consult in LCCS Conjunto Preschool
iisb@cybermesa.com

Available in: Northeastern NM only

Available to provide training based on the NMAIMH competencies: Yes - strongest in the following competency areas: Theoretical Foundations, Direct Service Skills, Working with Others, Thinking
Soledad Pilar Martinez, LISW, IMH-E®
Infant Mental Health Mentor-Policy - Level IV
Children, Youth and Families Department, Early Childhood Division/Program Manger Home Visiting & Infant Mental Health Team
3 Caminito Santerra
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
spmartinez@aol.com

Located In: Santa Fe County
Willing to Travel: Some Travel - would discuss with interested parties

Available to provide training based on the NMAIMH competencies: Yes- Systems Expertise, Policy, Reflective Consultation/Supervision, Working with Others, Communication, Thinking, Theoretical Foundations
Judson Kusy, LPCC, IMH-E IV®
Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical - Level IV
Amistad Family Services, Inc.
Family Therapist & Infant Mental Health Mentor
2000 E. Lohman Ste. C
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Office 575-523-2288
FAX 575-523-2299

Available in: Southern NM - Las Cruces area

Available to provide training based on the NMAIMH competencies: Yes
Marcia Moriarta, Psy.D., IMH-E®
Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical - Level IV
UNM Center for Development and Disability Director
Early Childhood Evaluation Program, Early Childhood Mental Health Services, Early Childhood Mental Health and Development Psychology Internship Track
2300 Menaul NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-272-5679
mmoriarta@salud.unm.edu

Available in: Albuquerque area

Available to provide training based on the NMAIMH competencies: Yes
Debbie Michael, IMH-E®
Infant Mental Health Specialist - Level III
debmichael.imhs@gmail.com

Located in: Southern NM
Willing to Travel: No

Available to provide training based on the NMAIMH competencies: Yes
Michelle Peixinho, LM, CPM, IMH-E®
Infant-Family Specialist - Level II
Española Valley Women's Health/Licensed Midwife (Providing personalized care for home and hospital birth)
P.O. Box 305
Chimayo, NM 87522
505-927-5558
michelle@espanolavalleywomenshealth.org

Available in: Northern New Mexico

Available to provide training based on the NMAIMH competencies: Yes -Training related to prenatal, birth, and immediate post-partum
Deryl Palmer, LISW, IMH-E®
Infant Mental Health Specialist - Level III
Amistad Family Services
Director/Family Therapist
Las Cruces, NM
575-523-2288

Available in: southern NM, Las Cruces
Willing to Travel: No
Pamela Segel, Ed.S, IMH-IV®
Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical - Level IV
Early Childhood Development Specialist; Autism Specialist
Independent Contractor

Available in: Central NM including Bernalillo and Sandoval Counties.

Available to provide training based on the NMAIMH competencies: Yes - Infant and Toddler Growth and Development to include Social and Emotional Development and Regulation in Infants through- preschoolers; Brain Development.
Doreen A. Sansom, LBSW, IMH-E ®
Infant Family Specialist - Level II
doreensansom@hotmail.com
505-466-7740

Retired from NM Department of Health, Family Infant Toddler Program
Located in: Santa Fe, NM
Willing to Travel: Yes

Available to provide training based on the NMAIMH competencies: Yes - Theoretical Foundations: Early parenthood, infant and toddler development and behavior, family-centered and relationship-based practice. Direct Service Skills: observation & listening, responding with empathy, developmental guidance, safety. Working with others; building & maintaining relationships, supporting others, mentoring, collaborating, empathy & compassion. Thinking: analyzing information, solving problems, exercising sound judgment, maintaining perspective, planning and organizing. Communicating: Listening, speaking. Reflection: Contemplation, self-awareness, curiosity, professional/personal development, emotional response, parallel process.
Jacqui Van Horn, MPH, DS III, IMH-E®
Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical - Level IV
Director - The Parent-Infant Study Center
630 Manzano NE, Suite A
Albuquerque, NM 87110
505-238-9085
jacquivanhorn@comcast.net

Services: At The Parent-Infant Study Center I provide training/consultation and reflective supervision for infant mental health, early childhood and behavioral health providers. I also provide direct services to families with infants and toddlers as a contractor with Inspirations, a NM Family Infant Toddler provider.
Willing to Travel: Occasional limited travel beyond the greater Albuquerque area.

Available to provide training based on the NMAIMH competencies: Yes – I am able to provide professional development activities addressing most of the competencies
Angel Toyota-Sharpe, MA, LPCC, RPT-S, IMH-E®
Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical - Level IV
Western New Mexico University Family Counseling Center - Clinical Director
P.O. Box 680
Silver City, NM 88062
575-538-6805
toyotasharpea@wnmu.edu

Located in: Southwest NM
Willing to Travel: Need advance notice. Can travel to most places in the state with travel expenses included.

Available to provide training based on the NMAIMH competencies: Yes

The materials supporting the NMAIMH Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health are copyrighted by the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health (MI-AIMH). The NMAIMH is able to make these materials available to our membership through a licensing agreement with the MI-AIMH. Copyright law does allow individuals to print out, or make, ONE copy of copyrighted material for personal, non-commercial purposes only. None of the copyrighted, endorsement documents included here may be reproduced, displayed, distributed, or otherwise used in any format, including electronically, without the express written consent of MI-AIMH. Legal action will be taken against those who violate the copyright.

To understand the relationship between the NMAIMH, the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health (MI-AIMH), and the 17 other states using this same process for Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health, you can read the Background and Introduction to the Competency Guidelines here.

The competencies (see Competencies and Requirements under Endorsement tab) can be used by anyone across infant/early childhood service settings. The NMAIMH values all degreed and non-degreed professionals working with families/caregivers of young children. This diverse group of professionals is increasingly aware of the importance of early caregiving relationships to the optimal safety, health, and development of young children. Because endorsement is intended as a recognition of a focus specifically on work with infants/toddlers and their parents/primary caregivers, endorsement is reserved for those professionals who work with this specific population and have received the Endorsement Certificate from NMAIMH or another state affiliate.

Those who develop and offer training to early childhood mental health professionals are encouraged to use the competencies to guide training design and delivery. When doing so, trainers are encouraged to identify the NMAIMH competencies addressed and provide this information to training participants.  Consumers of early childhood mental health training are encouraged to ask trainers to identify the NMAIMH competencies being addressed in each of the trainings received.

There are increasing training opportunities available for early childhood and behavioral health providers throughout New Mexico. As the NMAIMH learns of trainings that identify the specific NMAIMH competencies addressed in the trainings, every attempt to share the information here (see Events) and also post the information to our NMAIMH Members list-serv will be made. All trainings related to the competencies, regardless of the trainer or affiliation with the NMAIMH, can be applied to NMAIMH endorsement portfolios.

For more information about Training Opportunities as they become available, go to: