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Reflective supervision is characterized by active listening and thoughtful questioning by both the supervisor and the supervisee. The role of the supervisor is to help the supervisee to answer his or her own questions and to provide the support and knowledge necessary to guide decision making. Supervisors can also support staff's professional development by using supervisory meetings to support the acquisition of new knowledge. 

Reflective supervision addresses program goals and outcomes along with family goals. It encourages staff and family wellbeing by promoting supervisor strategies to model positive, goal-oriented relationships. It also helps reduce burnout and turnover of staff and maintains the quality and impact of services. 

Best Practice Guidelines for Reflective Supervision: These guidelines, developed by the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health and Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health, emphasize the importance of reflective supervision/consultation for best practice and describe the knowledge, skills and practices that are critical to reflective supervision/consultation.   


SCIMHA'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. This program is designed for master's prepared supervisors within the infant/early childhood program space. Participants should be ready to implement reflective supervision within their programs and pursue IECMH Endorsement upon completion of the learning collaborative.

While it is helpful to have a basic knowledge of reflective supervision, no previous experience providing reflective supervision is necessary. 

Supervisors in the following fields that would benefit from RSLC:

Child Welfare Programs

Early Care and Education

Early Intervention

Home Visiting

Professionals interested in participating in the learning collaborative but who do not possess a master's degree should emphasize experience, training and personal or professional insights that have led to your interest in participating in RSLC. 

Questions about if SCIMHA's Reflective Supervision Learning Collaborative is right for you? Contact Susan Callahan


Fee includes:

  • Three virtual training sessions, 2.5 hours each
  • All training materials
  • Monthly two-hour group reflective consultation sessions, facilitated by an endorsed reflective supervisor
  • Individual consult with SCIMHA's Endorsement coordinator
  • Endorsement registration fee*
  • Entry to SCIMHA's annual conference

*EASy registration fee is included in the cost of RSLC. The Endorsement application and submission cost varies by category and is not included in the cost of RSLC. 

Upcoming Reflective Supervision Learning Collaborative Training Dates

June 1, 8, 22

1 - 3:30 pm

RSLC Interest Form

Please fill out an interest form.

SCIMHA is able to offer a limited number of scholarships for the Reflective Supervision Learning Collaborative, thanks to the generous support of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of South Carolina Foundation. A SCIMHA membership is required to be eligible for the one-year scholarship. 

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SCIMHA also offers group reflective supervision sessions. These two-hour sessions are open to professionals in the infant and early childhood mental health field who would like to connect with other professionals in South Carolina, learn and practice reflective listening. 

SCIMHA recommends committing to a full-year in order to fully digest and practice the core components of reflective supervision. Committing to one year of group reflective supervision sessions also allows you to complete the hours needed for Endorsement. 

Group reflective supervision is also available to agencies who may have multiple people who need reflective supervision. 

Cost: $60/per session (each session is 2 hours)

Click on the button to the left to complete the group reflective supervision interest form. SCIMHA will periodically form groups as there are enough registrants. We will be in touch with you to let you know when we expect to have a group ready.

In certain circumstances, individual reflective supervision sessions may be offered. Individual reflective supervision is an opportunity to pause and find meaning in the work we do. By building a trusted relationship with the consultant, individuals are able to examine their thoughts, feelings and experiences that are evoked while working within the early childhood field. 

Due to a limited number of spots, these sessions will be reserved for clinical professionals providing infant mental health treatment and who are pursuing Endorsement in the Mental Health Specialist or Mental Health Mentor-Clinical categories. 

Cost: $75/hour or $150/session (each session is 2 hours)

Meet Our Reflective Supervision Staff

Kristyn Driver, LMSW, IMH-E®
Infant Mental Health Mentor - Clinical
Reflective Supervision Program Manager

Kristyn Driver is an endorsed infant mental health clinician and reflective supervisor/consultant currently providing reflective supervision for early childhood professionals throughout South Carolina. Driver is also a licensed social worker and has provided relationship-focused clinical services in the homes of infants, young children and their families across Southeastern Michigan for more than 15 years.

Recognizing how rewarding, yet challenging and isolating early childhood work can be, Driver is passionate about creating the felt experience of safety for early childhood professionals through reflective supervision. She has helped professionals in many cross-sectors of the early childhood field explore their work more deeply through individual and group reflective supervision across the country. 

QUESTIONS?   EMAIL Susan Callahan

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Charleston, SC 29407

(833) 472-4642

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