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.
SOUTH CAROLINA INFANT MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OFFERS OPPORTUNITIES
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.
*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.
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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