Reflective Supervision/Consultation: Introduction & Foundations for Practice

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Thursdays, November 12 & 19 from 11am to 1pm
Day 1:
Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 11:00 AM until 01:00 PM
Day 2:
Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 11:00 AM until 01:00 PM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Contact Person
Cristina Ackerman
Support Phone
(907) 451-0300
Support Email
Support Website
Cost Range
$60.00 to $90.00 (depending on options)
Current 2020 AK-AIMH pay $60.00. Nonmembers pay $75.00. To receive an official NASW-AK CEU certificate, participants pay an additional $15.00.

Host And Instructor

Alaska Association of Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health (AK-AIMH)
Deb Harris, LISW, IMH-E Clinical Mentor
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C.E. Credit for National Association of Social Workers Alaska Chapter (NASW-AK): 3.50
Specialization: General
This training has been approved by NASW-AK for 3.5 social worker General continue education credits.
C.E. Credit for AK-AIMH Endorsement: 4.00
Specialization: Reflection
This training is pre-approved by AK-AIMH for the following Reflection Competencies: Self-awareness, Curiosity, Professional/Personal Development, & Emotional Response. Applies to all categories of Endorsement®.


This training contributes to the following certifications:
Alaska Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Endorsement (AK-AIMH)
  • Reflection - Self awareness
  • Reflection - Curiosity
  • Reflection - Professional/personal development
  • Reflection - Emotional response

Training Overview Description


Health care, early childhood, home-visiting, child-protection, and mental health providers are often on the front line when responding to the most critical needs of vulnerable and underserved families with young children, including during pregnancy. Often, these families face significant trauma and adversity in their lives.

Agencies and institutions in Alaska must support providers to practice ethically and competently with Alaska's diverse families. Reflective Supervision/Consultation (RSC) is an evidence-based practice to support direct service providers and their managers in engaging families and promoting parent-child relationships as the basis of developmental resilience. RSC fosters a reflective, resilient, trauma-engaged, diversity-informed, effective workforce.


In this training, participants will learn:

  • Characteristics of RSC and how it a unique form of supervision
  • The research basis of RSC
  • The benefits of RSC to families, providers, and programs
  • How RSC can promote provider resilience, prevent burn-out, and help agencies retain qualified staff, thereby increasing program effectiveness.

Participants will also practice using tools to support reflective practice.

Instructor Bio

Deb Harris, LISW, holds an Endorsement as a Clinical Mentor and has provided reflective supervision/consultation to many Alaskan practitioners over the past 12 years. Hailing from New Mexico, she has traveled to Alaska multiple times to provide training in Circle of Security and Child-Parent Psychotherapy. Deb was an invited keynote speaker on infant/ toddler court team models at the 2015 Alaska statewide IECMH Institute. In 2019, Deb was awarded the William M. Schaffer, PhD, Award to Honor Excellence in Reflective Supervision Leadership & Inspiration.

For more information about the Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health®

AK-AIMH administers the Endorsement® to recognize the attainment of professional competencies in working with children 0-3. For more information about the Endorsement®, please visit our website


This event is organized by AK-AIMH's new initiative, Project Compass: Leading the Way in Infant & Early Childhood Workforce Development in Alaska. Funding is provided by the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, the Alaska Children's Trust, and by AK-AIMH members and donors.

Event-specific Details

To receive official NASW-AK CEUs for this training, you MUST be on video camera throughout the training. Please ensure that you have problem-solved the technology aspects of your attendance prior to the event. We will be using Zoom and the platform has multiple support pages to assist you.

Registration Timeline

Through October 11: Only AK-AIMH members may register.
October 12-31: Registration open to anyone providing services in Alaska.
October 31: Deadline to cancel your registration for a full refund.
If you choose to register & pay as an out of state participant, please note, you will be waitlisted until November 1.
October 31: Open registration closes. People not working/residing in Alaska will be notified about seat availability and will have until November 6 to register and pay for the training via an invitation link.

Registration Information

Providers Outside Alaska
If you do not live/work in Alaska, please know that we would enjoy your participation in this training. However, we must reserve seats for Alaska's IECMH workforce. For this reason, please do NOT register for this training at this time. Instead, email the event organizer at to express interest. If seats are available as of November 1, 2020, out of state participants will be notified on a first-come, first-serve basis and provided an invitation-only link to register and pay.

AK-AIMH Membership
AK-AIMH members may register with an invitation-only link through October 11. The training will become publicly available on this website on October 12. AK-AIMH membership will be verified and members receive a discount on this training. You may join AK-AIMH by going to the the AK-AIMH website.

Non AK-AIMH members
If you are not an AK-AIMH member and you complete registration before October 11, you will be waitlisted and notified on October 12 if space is available.

Payment and Refunds
You can register for the training without making an immediate payment. Payment for this training must be made by October 31 or you will be waitlisted.
Full refunds are available if registration is canceled by October 31. No other refunds will be made.

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