David Belford, LISW
professional & personal consultation | individual or group | workshops & retreats
David is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and endorsed Infant Mental Health Mentor (IMH-E® IV). He provides consultation and workshops to individuals, groups and agencies for professional and personal growth, and has provided workshops and trainings at the national, state and local levels since the mid 1990’s.
David has over 25 years of experience as a therapist, program manager, supervisor, presenter and consultant to individuals and programs, with much of that experience focusing on young children and families, most recently at the University of New Mexico. Years of experience with young children and families, and those that support them, has given David a perspective on professional and personal growth that is somewhat unique because our early experiences have such a profound impact on our lives as adults.
One of David’s key areas of interest is in understanding the connections between early experiences, the beliefs that arise out of those experiences, our ability to regulate our emotional states, and the space between activation of the stress response and our thoughts, words and actions that follow. He is particularly interested in the cultivation of this space because it is here that we are presented with an opportunity for growth and change. David is continually seeking a deeper understanding of how all of this affects the way we relate to our self, other people and the world around us.
licenses, endorsements & certifications
Licensed Independent Social Worker
State of New Mexico. License No. I-07195
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. License No. 1024428 (not currently active)
Level 4-Clinical Endorsement (IMH-E), Infant Mental Health Mentor
The New Mexico Association for Infant Mental Health
New Mexico Social Work Board-Approved Supervisor
New Mexico Board of Social Work Examiners, NM Regulation & Licensing Dept.
Master Cadre Trainer, New Mexico Pyramid Partnership
Pyramid Model Consortium
Registered Circle of Security Parent Educator
Circle of Security International
Approved Competency Trainer
CYFD New Mexico Trainer Registry
Certified Early Intervention Program Director
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Certification No. 130D
Certified Early Intervention Specialist
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Certification No. 0091