OK-AIMH Endorsement Registry

Endorsement Registry for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health

The Oklahoma Association for Infant Mental Health identifies and promotes the development of a qualified workforce to support the emotional development of infants, toddlers and families.

The OK-AIMH Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health (IMH-E®) is intended to recognize experiences that lead to competency in the infant-family field. It does not replace licensure or certification, but instead is meant as evidence of a specialization in the field. The OK-AIMH Endorsement® is a cross-sector and multidisciplinary including professionals from child and/or human development, education, nursing, pediatrics, psychiatry, psychology, social work, and others. Endorsement® indicates an individual's efforts to specialize in the promotion/practice of infant mental health within his/her own chosen discipline.

Those who have earned Endorsement® have demonstrated that the individual has completed socialized education, work, in-service training, and reflective supervision/consultation experiences (as defined in Endorsement® criteria) that have led to competency in the promotion and/or practice of infant mental health. Endorsement® does not guarantee the ability to practice as a mental health professional, although many who have earned Endorsement® are licensed mental health professionals.

*Upon earning Endorsement®, each Endorsed professional is required to renew Endorsement® annually. Failure to renew Endorsement® will result in being removed from the Endorsement® Registry. If an Endorsed professional does not think he/she will meet the annual renewal requirements, he/she is able to apply to be listed on the Inactive Endorsement® Registry. For more information about Annual Renewal of Endorsement® and the Inactive Endorsement® Registry, please read our Endorsement® Policies.

Professionals listed below are Endorsed by the Oklahoma Association for Infant Mental Health:

Infant Family Associate

Katherine Connor
Karen Harvey
Denise McDrummond

Infant Family Specialist

Allison Burke
Autumn Cooper
Lisa Dawson
Amy Fain
Tara Glenn
Joyce Hepler
Therena Morris
Thelma Ramirez
Carol Rowland
Kathy Turner
Kimberly Whitty

Infant Mental Health Specialist

Brenda Butchee
Madison Clark
Tisha Dehart
Amanda Etheridge
Angela Fultz
Karri Geisinger
Kristin Hale
Trena Hickinbotham
Brittany Miller
Candice Primm
Erin Roberts
Ellen Simmons
Ruth Slocum
Melissa Thurman

Infant Mental Health Mentor

Amy Chlouber - Clinical
Amy Huffer - Clinical
Karen Irey - Clinical
Stacey Leakey - Clinical
Kelley Nedbalek - Clinical
Amanda Morris - Research/Faculty
Paul Spicer - Research/Faculty
Ginger Welch - Research/Faculty