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 Infant Mental Health ECHO

Get expert knowledge in a virtual learning network with Infant Mental Health Experts. The curriculum is designed to expand expertise in preventing, assessing, and treating developmental, behavioral, and mental health concerns in children ages birth to 5.


Who Should Participate? 

Medical providers (DO, MD, NP, PA), psychologists, behavioral health providers, supervisors and administrators, social workers, case managers, and other early childhood professionals interested in learning new skills. 



The Infant Mental Health ECHO Program has moved to a closed cohort model. Each cohort has limited slots to keep them small, and sign-ups are first come, first served. 
The cohorts will be small groups that meet weekly for eight weeks on Tuesdays from 9-10:15 AM. We will start with a 15-minute lecture and then have a case presentation.
Session dates: April 16 – June 4, 2024
Participation Requirements:

  • Actively providing services to children 0 through 5 years of age.  
  • Be willing to present a case question with a de-identified case.
  • Attend a minimum of 6 out of 8 of the ECHOs.  
  • Participate in the discussion.  
  • Complete pre and post-session assessments




What Does the Infant Mental Health ECHO Program Offer? 

  • Increase knowledge of evidence-based practices in infant mental health.
  • Collaboration, support, and ongoing learning with specialists and other clinicians, including but not limited to:
    • Infant Mental Health Experts
    • Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists 
    • Infant Mental Health Program Directors
    • State Collaborators in Infant Mental Health
  • Focus on clinical concerns in infant mental health and implementing and sustaining successful infant mental health programs.
  • Real-time clinical review of cases and programming questions submitted by participants.
  • Free Continuing Education Credits *certain condition apply


Why Infant Mental Health? 

  • 14-26% of young children can be diagnosed with a mental health disorder. Mental health disorders in young children can look like aggression, hyperactivity, anxiety and depression.
  • Early experiences lay the foundation of healthy development and provide opportunities for prevention, early detection, and treatment.
  • Children ages 0-3 are more likely to be victims of abuse and neglect. In Oklahoma over 30% of children with substantiated abuse or neglect in 2017 were under that age of 3.
  • As Infant Mental Health Education and Training increases in Oklahoma, so does the need for continued support and ongoing learning opportunities.



Sessions will cover the following topics:

  • Reflective Consultation

  • IMH Assessments and Culture

  • A Review of Attachment

  • Instrumental Care in Infants

  • Behavior has Meaning

  • Screening in Trauma

  • Treatment Planning & Logistics



Tish Dehart, MS, LCSW, IMH-E® (III)
Clinic Manager
Behavior Heath Specialist
Tulsa Health Department Child Guidance Program


Audra Haney, MSSW, LCSW, IMH-E

Early Relational Health Specialist

Potts Family Foundation

Executive Director

Oklahoma Association of Infant Mental Health

Valerie Isaacs, LPC-S, IMH-E
Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Trainer
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
OSU Center for Health Sciences 


Osekpamen Wickliffe, MD

Adult Psychiatrist

Fellowship-Trained Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

OSU Center for Health Sciences


Jade Goodson

Assistant Director, Project ECHO

OSU Center for Health Sciences 


Submit a Case

To present a case at an upcoming Infant Mental Health TeleECHO clinic, email to request an ECHO ID number. You will receive an ID and the case presentation form.

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