Infant mental health involves promoting emotional and social wellbeing in young children from the prenatal period to 5 years of age through culturally responsive and relationship-based care. In this episode Dr. Humes will discuss why this important specialty area of counseling does not receive the amount of attention it deserves
Dr. Camille Humes is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Illinois, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Michigan, and a credentialed Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist (I/ECMH-C). She also holds an Endorsement from the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health (MIAIMH), where she currently serves on the Board of Directors. For over twenty years Dr. Humes has worked as a counselor, Mental Health Consultant, and leader in the mental health profession, advocating both nationally and internationally to inform policies that support children and families. She is also a regular grant reviewer for the United States Department of Education, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Since 2018 Dr. Humes has been a faculty member in the School of Counseling at Divine Mercy University.
Jones, M. (Producer). (2022, July 27). Understanding Infant Mental Health [Audio Podcast]. The Thoughtful Counselor. Retrieved from https://concept.paloaltou.edu/resources/the-thoughtful-counselor-podcast/understanding-infant-mental-health