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Reflective Supervision Learning Collaborative

  • 2 Dec 2020
  • 6 Jan 2021
  • 4 sessions
  • 2 Dec 2020, 9:30 AM 12:00 PM (EST)
  • 9 Dec 2020, 9:30 AM 12:00 PM (EST)
  • 16 Dec 2020, 9:30 AM 12:00 PM (EST)
  • 6 Jan 2021, 9:30 AM 12:00 PM (EST)
  • 1


Reflective Supervision Learning Collaborative


What is the Reflective Supervision Learning Collaborative (RSLC)?

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:

  • Home Visiting
  • Early Care and Education
  • Child Welfare programs
  • Early Intervention 

 No previous experience providing reflective supervision is necessary, although it is helpful to have some basic knowledge and understanding of reflective supervision.


  • Learn the essential elements of RS, as well as structural tools and strategies to build, sustain, and deepen reflective practice
  • Broaden understanding and increase confidence in supporting others through reflection
  • Learn how to implement and sustain RS within their program, which will result in a return in investment and enhanced agency practice for years to come
  • Observe RS sessions, participate in small group discussion, and share experiences and reactions with peers working towards the same goals
  • Learn in a relaxed, team-based environment that builds from the collective knowledge and experience of the group
  • Receive up to 24 hours of reflective consultation which can be applied towards I/ECMH-Endorsement®, as well as additional support from SCIMHA in applying for I/ECMH-Endorsement®
  • Connect with peers, broaden professional networks and learn about additional training and professional development to stay connected and continue to develop IMH competencies and skills


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.  

  • 2 days of in-person training 
  • attendance at SCIMHA’s Annual Conference
  • monthly, 2-hour group reflective consultation facilitated by an Endorsed® or vetted Reflective Supervisor
  • all training materials 
  • I/ECMH-Endorsement® registration fee


  • Participation supports achievement of Endorsement, a "quality assurance" measure defining best practice and high quality services, accountability, and consistency. 
  • Meets requirements that supervision be implemented through an evidence based model
  • Support programs to provide services in ways that support healthy parent–child relationships and optimal growth and development. 
  • Encourages staff and family wellbeing by promoting supervisor strategies to model positive goal oriented relationships. 
  • Address program goals and outcomes along with family goals. 
  • Helps reduce burnout and turnover of staff and maintains the quality and impact of services. *

*Russ, E., Lonne, B., & Lynch, D. (2019). Increasing child protection workforce retention through promoting a relational-reflective framework for resilience. Child Abuse & Neglect, 104245. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.104245

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