Requirements for Program Participation


The Harris Institute is designed for professionals from varied disciplines, including:

  • Mental Health Clinicians
  • Judicial and law enforcement professionals
  • Nurses and medical providers
  • Department of Child Safety providers
  • Preschool and child care providers
  • Early interventionists
  • Human service providers
  • Policy makers and administrators

Infant/Family Studies Certificate - one year program
Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree (BA) or higher for admission. A masters’ degree is preferred.

Infant/Family Clinical Practice Certificate  - two year program
Applicants must have a masters’ degree or higher in a regulated mental health discipline (e.g. psychology, social work, counseling, marriage and family therapy, psychiatry, psychiatric nursing, etc.).


Apply online or to receive more information,
please email HarrisInstitute@swhd.org
or call (602) 200-0434 ext. 4815