Sue Morse Scholarship: Infant Mental Health 2020


To honor Sue Morse’s significant contribution to the field of infant mental health, AAIMHI Victoria has established The Sue Morse Scholarship: Infant Mental Health.


Sue Morse (1959 to 2019) was a Speech Pathologist with a formidable intellect, Sue was a pioneer in the field of infant mental health. She understood the central role of communication within the infant’s earliest relationships and as a pioneer in both clinical practice and research, Sue influenced the thinking and practice of many across diverse health care disciplines working with and for infants.

The Sue Morse Scholarship: Infant Mental Health was created to provide early in career Health Care Professionals an opportunity to experience clinical supervision to encourage and support the development of their clinical practice with infants and their families. This is to be an annual scholarship for early in career (less than 5 years of practice) Health Care Professionals.

Reflective supervision is recognised as one of the most effective ways to encourage and enrich the practice of professionals in their therapeutic work with infants, young children and their families. It.is a respected and well established practice in the field of Infant-and Early Childhood Development.

Reflective supervision offers a safe and supportive space for thinking about all aspects of clinical work. It provides the opportunity to explore the often unacknowledged stressful, challenging and uncomfortable or painful experiences, which arise within us when we strive to build a therapeutic relationship with infants, young children, their families and the systems around them.

As well as reflective supervision to the value of $1,000, the scholarship includes a one-year subscription to AAIMH (Vic) in the hope that this will be experienced as a welcoming and supportive professional home for all Sue Morse Scholarship recipients.

Applications for the inaugural Scholarship are now open.

Please review the notes for applicants here, to ensure you are meeting the submission criteria and please read all terms and conditions carefully. Please complete application form, found here,  addressing the selection criteria and submit your application by e-mail to sue.morse.scholarship@gmail.com by 12/06/2020.

We look forward to receiving your entries.