Reflective Supervision/Consultation (RS/C)
RSC is distinct due to the shared exploration of the parallel process. That is, attention to all of the relationships is important, including the ones between practitioner and supervisor, between practitioner and parent, and between parent and infant/toddler. It is critical to understand how each of these relationships affects the others. Of additional importance, RSC relates to professional and personal development within one’s discipline by attending to the emotional content of the work and how reactions to the content affect the work. Finally, there is often greater emphasis on the supervisor/consultant’s ability to listen and wait, allowing the supervisee to discover solutions, concepts, and perceptions on their own without interruption from the supervisor/consultant.
The primary objectives of RSC include the following:
- Form a trusting relationship between supervisor and practitioner
- Establish consistent and predictable meetings and times
- Ask questions that encourage details about the infant, parent/caregiver, and emerging relationship
- Remain emotionally present
- Apply the integration of emotion and reason
- Foster the reflective process to be internalized by the supervisee
- Explore the parallel process and to allow time for personal reflection
- Attend to how reactions to the content affect the process
RSC is required for the following categories of Endorsement: Infant/Early Childhood Specialist; Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist; Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Mentor. See the requirements for each category of Endorsement for more information.
CoAIMH provides the Resource Directory as a service to its membership. These individuals do not provide services on behalf of CoAIMH as employees, agents, or any other representative of CoAIMH. Any action, advice, or services provided by such individuals are not endorsed or facilitated by CoAIMH. CoAIMH does not receive payment or participate in the arrangements or contract negotiations, and these individuals do not represent CoAIMH in any way.
All arrangements between those included in the Directory and those seeking their services will be made without further CoAIMH involvement. That is, the scheduling of any training, consultation or supervision commitments as well as any fees or other agreements will be made directly between the trainer/consultant and individual/program seeking the service. If you are interested in inquiring about one or more of the training, consultation or supervision services listed in this Directory, please contact the individual directly to discuss specifics.
This Directory of RS/C providers is not exhaustive, rather the following individuals have indicated their willingness to provide RS/C to CoAIMH Endorsement applicants. Those listed below have agreed to have their contact information shared in this way. If you are interested in having your information added to this list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.