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The set of knowledge areas for the Infant-Family Early Childhood Mental Health endorsement gives an overview of the various competencies that are recommended in order to receive this endorsement. This list is meant to be a guideline, as some variances will occur. Competencies will also vary slightly between the different levels of the endorsement. At the Transdisciplinary Practitioner level, knowledge areas will focus more on application of the core concepts. The competencies for the Mental Health Specialist provide a more in-depth focus on assessment and intervention.  For further information regarding the different levels of the endorsement and the exact competencies that are required, please click here to visit the California Center for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health website.