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Making the Most of Reflective Supervision: An Introduction

May 21, 2021, 8:30 am3:45 pm

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Making the Most of Reflective Supervision: An Introduction

6 CE Credits via Zoom

NOTE: This is a Friday presentation.

Presented by Diane Reynolds, LMFT, an Infant Family Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist and Reflective Practice Facilitator with considerable experience leading virtual and in-person workshops on Reflective Supervision.

“A family, organization, or system of care cannot be expected to operate relationally without attending to the ‘reflective health’ of relationships at all levels of that system.”
— Diane Reynolds, LMFT

Diane Reynolds, LMFT, an Endorsed Infant-Family Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist and Reflective Practice Facilitator II, is a program developer and trainer in Mindful Parenting Groups and Reflective Practice/Supervision. She has spent over 25 years introducing parents, providers, schools, and organizations to mindful, reflective approaches to care. Recent publications include an article in the Infant Mental Health Journal (2016) special issue on Reflective Supervision, “Reflecting Together: Reflective Functioning as a Focus for Deepening Group Supervision.”

Reflective supervision, reflective consultation, and reflective practice are considered best practices for providers, supervisors, and agencies where stress, secondary trauma, high turnover, and service quality are significant concerns. This interactive, highly experiential virtual training is designed for supervisors in the infant-family each childhood field, including mental health, early childhood education, home visitation, and other child and family services. Utilizing partner and small group exercises, participants will develop a comprehensive framework for understanding and employing reflective supervision for every aspect of one’s job, including brave space creation, mindful self-regulation, use of reflective questions to unleash wisdom and promote provider reflective capacity, as well as virtual facilitation engagement strategies for supervising a remote work force.

Learning Objectives

  1. Define reflective supervision.
  2. Identify three distinct responsibilities of supervisee and supervisor.
  3. Define reflective functioning and its importance to relationship security.
  4. Name three ways multiple personal and social identities impact how one inhabits divergent supervisory roles.
  5. Describe 3-4 virtual facilitation strategies for hard to engage staff.
  6. Demonstrate the use of 3-4 specific, intentional reflective questions to deepen staff reflective capacity in 1:1 and group reflective supervision.

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May 21, 2021
8:30 am3:45 pm
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Zoom Platform
CA United States


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