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EXPERIENCE REFLECTIVE SUPERVISION
LEARN HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR STAFF USING REFLECTIVE SUPERVISION
South Carolina Infant Mental Health Association's Reflective Supervision Learning Collaborative (RSLC) is a 12-month process comprised of learning sessions, web-based reflection experiences and active implementation phases. Support is built in throughout the process.
The program is designed for supervisors within the infant/early childhood program space, including:
Child Welfare Programs
Early Care and Education
- Learn the essential elements of reflective supervision along with structural tools and strategies to build, sustain and deepen reflective practice
- Broaden their understanding and increase their confidence in supporting others through reflective supervision
- Learn to implement and sustain reflective supervision within their program, resulting in a return on investment and enhanced agency practice for years to come
- Observe reflective supervision sessions, participate in small group discussions and share experiences with peers working towards the same goal
- Receive up to 24 hours of reflective consultation which can be applied to the Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health®
- Learn in a relaxed, team-based environment that builds from the collective knowledge and experience of the group
- Connect with peers, broaden professional networks and learn about additional training and professional development opportunities
Each participant will receive up to 24 hours of reflective consultation by a vetted reflective supervisor. RSLC groups consisting of five members will meet online monthly for two-hour periods over the period of one year. The monthly reflective consultation hours that participants receive will meet the reflective supervision requirements for Endorsement®. Additionally, the reflective supervision hours that supervisors provide to their own staff members may prepare staff for their own Endorsement® application.
This learning collaborative is designed for masters prepared professionals who supervise infant/early childhood professionals and are ready to implement reflective supervision within their programs and pursue Endorsement® upon completion of the experience.
While previous experience providing reflective supervision is not a requirement for participation, it is helpful to have some basic knowledge and understanding of the subject.
In lieu of a master's degree, you may list training, experience and personal or professional insights that have led to your interest in participating in the learning collaborative.
SCIMHA is working to promote and expand the delivery of reflective supervision by Endorsed® professionals across the state. The education requirement is consistent with Endorsement® standards for reflective supervisors.
The 12-month learning collaborative is $1,400 per participant. It includes:
- Three half-days of training, separated in four-hour sessions
- All training materials
- Reflective consultation facilitated by an Endorsed® reflective supervisor (done monthly in groups of five for two-hour sessions)
- Endorsement® application fee
- Registration for SCIMHA's annual conference
SCIMHA is offering a small subsidy for individuals seeking to participate in the learning collaborative who do not have the financial support of an organization. Please contact Susan Callahan for more information.
1.Define cultural humility.
2.Compare and contrast cultural competence with cultural humility.
3.Discuss the characteristics of cultural humility.
4.Identify strategies for practicing cultural humility in infant and early childhood mental health.
About Our Speaker: Adrienne Edwards, PhD
Dr. Adrienne Edwards is an assistant professor and program director of human development and family studies at Winthrop University. Additionally, she is a Certified Family Life Educator and one of nine women that serve South Carolina Infant Mental Association as members of the board.
Edwards began her career as a mental health therapist at Greenville Mental Health Center before transitioning into higher education as an assistant professor of human development. After leaving the Palmetto State for a stint at University of Nevada at Reno, she returned home in 2018 to join the staff of her alma mater, Winthrop University.
She holds a doctorate in Human Development with an emphasis on child and adolescent development, from Virginia Tech. Edwards also has a Master's of Education in Counseling and Development with an emphasis on community and agency counseling from Winthrop University and a B.A. in Psychology from Clemson.
Edwards' research areas include African American child social development, families processes in families of color with young children, home visitor preparation and qualitative research methods. Her work has been published in numerous journals including: Child Welfare: Journal of Policy, Practice and Program; Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior; Sex Roles: A Journal of Research; and Sage Research Methods Cases.
She is the recipient of the Jessie Bernard Outstanding Contribution to Feminist Scholarship Paper Award, presented by the Feminism and Family Studies section of the National Council on Family Relations.
*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.
Drop in anytime during office hours to talk with SCIMHA staff about the Infant Mental Health Endorsement® or Early Childhood Mental Health Endorsement®.
This opportunity is open to prospective and current Endorsement® applicants as well as Endorsed® colleagues.
Not available during this time? SCIMHA Endorsement Coordinator Jean Cimino can be reached anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next 20 applicants to become Endorsed® will receive a reimbursement of their Endorsement® fees, thanks to a generous grant by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina Foundation.
*Access to the study group is an exclusive member benefit and is included in an annual SCIMHA membership.
*Time spent at this event counts toward IMHE® and/or ECMHE® Training or Renewal requirements. We recommend consulting the Competency Guidelines associated with your Endorsement® category to confirm. Please contact SCIMHA's Endorsement Coordinator at email@example.com with any questions.
Want an introduction to the Endorsement® application online?
Join SCIMHA Endorsement Coordinator Jean Cimino for a virtual walk through all the aspects of the online Endorsement® Application System (EASy).
Questions? Email Jean Cimino.
The Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health® provides a set of competencies for professional development in the infant and family field. Those who earn Endorsement® demonstrate their commitment to this principle as they provide services that promote infant mental health with a high level of quality and integrity.
Join SCIMHA Endorsement Coordinator Jean Cimino for a one-hour overview of the Endorsement® credential as well as the process for achieving Endorsement®.
Training Objectives of this Webinar Include:
Questions? Email Jean at firstname.lastname@example.org
Facilitating Attuned Interactions Training
For Professional Teams who serve young children and families
The FAN approach serves as a framework for parent engagement and reflective practice in work with young children and families. The FAN focuses on parent and caregiver urgent concerns and helps practitioners tailor responses to match what parents and caregivers need most in the moment. The FAN also helps practitioners recognize how their own internal sense of regulation/dysregulation affects their ability to be fully present with a family. This training will offer strategies to help practitioners feel balanced in activating/high risk situations. The FAN provides an approach to reflective practice that can be used by staff and supervisors by using the ARC of Engagement to structure staff/supervision and promotes collaboration throughout.
SCIMHA encourages staff or team participation in FAN Training to maximize the impact made within your organization or agency. Priority will be given to teams committed to integrating the FAN model into their work. If you are interested in the FAN Training, please click on the link below and fill out the brief form.
FAN Training Interest Form
$35 SCIMHA members
August 31 and September 1, 2021
9am to 3:30pm
Who attends: Supervisors and staff. Priority will be given to staff "teams" where several members of the agency/organization are committed to a new approach.
Purpose: To learn the basics of the FAN approach
September 2021 to February 2022
FAN Training provided in partnership with the Erikson Institute
For more information on the FAN training, email Sscott@scimha.org
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