Best Practice Guidelines for Reflective Supervision/Consultation (RS/C)This gives an overview of RS/C in the context of Infant Mental Health; describes the knowledge, skills, and practices that are critical to reflective supervision/consultation; and distinguishes between administrative supervision, clinical supervision/consultation and reflective supervision/consultation.
Individual Reflective Supervision
SCIMHA has funding to subsidize an individual’s Reflective Supervision. In this program, SCIMHA will connect the participant with a vetted reflective supervisor and subsidize a portion of the supervisor’s fees. This program is designed for any infant/early childhood professionals seeking IECMH Endorsement® in a category that requires Reflective Supervision. Participants must apply for the program.
Reflective Supervision Learning Collaborative
EXPERIENCE REFLECTIVE SUPERVISION & LEARN HOW TO USE REFLECTIVE SUPERVISION TO SUPPORT YOUR STAFF
The SCIMHA Reflective Supervision Learning Collaborative (RSLC) is a 12-month process comprised of in-person learning sessions, web-based reflection experiences, and active implementation phases, with built-in support throughout the process.
The program is designed for supervisors within a range of infant/early childhood programs—including, but not limited to:
No previous experience providing reflective supervision is necessary, although it is helpful to have some basic knowledge and understanding of reflective supervision.
Each participant will receive up to 24 hours of reflective consultation by a vetted reflective supervisor/consultant. The RSLC meetings will be hosted using an online meeting platform. Five member RSLC groups will meet monthly for 2-hours over a one year period. The monthly reflective consultation hours that participants receive will meet the requirements for reflective supervision for I/ECMH-Endorsement®. In turn, the reflective supervision hours that supervisors provide to their local staff members may prepare staff for their own I/ECMH-Endorsement® application.
The learning collaborative is encouraged for master’s prepared professionals who supervise infant/early childhood professionals and are ready to implement reflective supervision within their programs and pursue I/ECMH Endorsement® upon completion of the learning collaborative experience.
SCIMHA is working to promote and expand the delivery of Reflective Supervision by Endorsed professionals across the state. This educational requirement is consistent with I/ECMH Endorsement® standards for Reflective Supervisors.
We recognize that many infant/early childhood professionals without a master’s degree possess the knowledge and values inherent in good reflective practice. If you don’t have a master’s degree, we encourage you to complete the RSLC application and emphasize training, experience, and/or personal/professional insights that have led to your interest in participating in the RSLC.
The cost of the 12-month learning collaborative is $1,400/participant. In an effort to build Reflective Supervision capacity in South Carolina SCIMHA is offering a small subsidy for individuals seeking reflective supervision without the financial support of an organization. Please contact Susan Callahan to apply for the subsidy.
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