Reflective Supervision/Consultation: Introduction & Foundations for Practice

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Day 1:
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 11:00 AM until 01:00 PM
Day 2:
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 11:00 AM until 01:00 PM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Video Conferencing
Contact Person
Support Email
Support Website
Cost Range
FREE to $90.00 (depending on options)

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 [pending]
Credit Charges will be waived for Southcentral Foundation New Generations/ Project Launch employees and partners. Application has been submitted to the NASW-Alaska Chapter and is pending for pre-approval of Social Work contact hours. The training was previously offered and was approved at that time. We expect to receive approval by mid-February.
C.E. Credit for AK-AIMH Endorsement: 4.00
This training has been pre-approved by AK-AIMH for the following Competencies® toward the Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health®: Reflection/Self Awareness, Reflection/Curiosity, Reflection/Professional & Personal Development, and Reflection/Emotional Response


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.

Competencies® & Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health®

This training will cover several competencies required for Endorsement®. 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.

Special Pricing Information

Registrants affiliated with AK-AIMH's collaborative partnership with Southcentral Foundation's New Generations Project

  • The class is FREE to you.
  • Please choose the NASW-AK CEUs: the $15 charge will be waived AFTER registration, so do not make any payments during registration.
  • Please note that AK-AIMH will check registrations against a list provided by Southcentral Foundation.

All Other Registrants

  • Current 2021 AK-AIMH members receive a discounted rate of $60 for this training. Membership status will be checked.
  • Nonmembers pay $75.
  • To receive an official CEU certificate specifying NASW-AK approval, select that option for an additional $15.00 charge.
  • Certificates of Attendance (without NASW-AK's approval number) will be issued to those who do not pay the additional $15.00 charge.


This event is organized by AK-AIMH's new initiative, Project Compass: Leading the Way in Infant & Early Childhood Workforce Development in Alaska. Funding for this project is provided by the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, the Alaska Children's Trust, and by AK-AIMH members and donors. Southcentral Foundation's New Generation Project also provided funding to offer this course twice during early 2021.

Event-specific Details

Accrediting bodies for CEUs typically require participants to 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 Information

Registration Timeline

  • Feb. 6- Mar. 19: Anyone may register.

  • March 19, 11:59 pm: Deadline to cancel your registration for a full refund.

AK-AIMH Membership will be checked & if you register as an AK-AIMH member but haven't joined/renewed for 2021, we will waitlist you & notify you of the need to join/renew or change your registration/payment status.

To join/renew, please visit our website.

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