This course category houses all the professional development courses made available only for Illinois Mental Health Consultants. You will have to obtain an Enrollment Key for each course you want to enroll in. Contact _ for more information.

This course is part of a larger series of sessions that combine to make up the Orientation to the Illinois Model of Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC).  There are four sections to this course that must be complete prior to the start of the live zoom sessions:

  • Vignette Assessment (assesses the familiarity with the competencies in the Illinois Model of I/ECMHC and an individual plan on how to increase knowledge of those competencies)
  • Introduction to the Illinois Model of I/ECMHC
  • Introduction to the Pyramid Model
  • Community Systems Partnerships & Early Childhood Systems.

It is estimated to take approximately 3-4 hours to complete this online course.


All portions of the Orientation to the Illinois Model must be finished (this online course and all live Zoom sessions) for full credit of completion to be given.

This module is an extension of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion module of the Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant orientation and to further explore Competency 3 of the IL Model of I/ECMHC, an Ability to Work Effectively Throughout Diverse Cultures and Communities. This module will investigate what diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) mean for the I/ECMHC and how to put these considerations into practice. This module places a heavy emphasis on self-reflection and journaling.

Contact Hours: 3 Hours  Gateways Content Area: PPD (3 hours)  CDA Hours: 6(3 hours)

What is Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation?

This training will define Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (/IECMHC), and explore various aspects of the history, components, and effects.  This module will explain how I/ECMHC operates through a systems perspective, providing a range of services and strategies to create, strengthen, and maintain a supportive environment that enhances the social and emotional development of all infants and young children. I/ECMHC works within and across all child-serving settings (e.g., early care and education, home visiting, child welfare, child care, and at times primary care settings.)

Contact Hours: 2 Hours