Session Learning Objectives
Prior to the webinar please reflect on this prompt:
Think back to an early memory, where you were fully seen by an important adult in the context of your cultural self. What sounds, smells, tastes, images stand out? How did it feel?
Megan Smith, MT-BC, LCAT, IMH-E®, Infant Mental Health Specialist, is an Infant Mental Health Training and Reflective Supervision Specialist at SCIMHA. Megan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy from Nazareth College and a Master’s Degree in Creative Arts and Counseling from Drexel University. As a clinician, she has worked across the lifespan in educational, medical, behavioral health, and child welfare systems with a focus on children 0-6 and parent-child relationships. She has also provided program development and project management to a regional Infant Mental Health training and capacity building program. Her clinical and academic research has included Group Music Therapy for Empathy and Self-Esteem Development in Children, and Development of a Model for Music Therapy in the Pediatric Emergency Department. She regularly co-facilitates training and presentations on the topics of Trauma, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health, Systemic Racism, and Reflective Supervision at the state and national level for multidisciplinary professionals. Megan provides support to NYSAIMH's Endorsement Committee. In her current role, Megan feels privileged to do the relationship-building work of educating and advocating about the importance of holding the baby in mind across all child-serving systems. Megan highly values the intersection of present-moment reflective practice and curiosity as a necessary foundation for professionals who are doing work that requires vulnerability within relationships.
Kristyn Driver, MSW, IMH-E®, is SCIMHA's Reflective Supervision program manager. Kristyn has dedicated her career to serving infants, toddlers, young children and their families. She is Endorsed® as an Infant Mental Health Mentor - Clinical through the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health. Kristyn has a strong belief in the power of relationships as a change agent and is dedicated to creating spaces for healthy relationships to flourish. With over a decade providing intensive home based infant mental health services, Kristyn recognizes how rewarding, and yet challenging and isolating early childhood work can be. This work is not possible without the grounding experience of a reflective supervision relationship. Kristyn is passionate about creating the felt experience of safety for early childhood professionals to explore their work more deeply, honor their feelings and grow their reflective capacity.
*Time spent at this event counts toward IMH-E® and ECMH-E® training or renewal requirements. We recommend consulting the Competency Guidelines associated with your Endorsement® category to confirm. Contact SCIMHA Endorsement Coordinator Jean Cimino with questions.
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