RIOS™ 2: Advanced Reflective Supervision Using the RIOS™ Framework

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
This course is online and at your convenience 24/7 with weekly assignment submission deadlines.
Day 1:
Monday, March 15, 2021
Day 2:
Monday, April 26, 2021
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Cost Range
Early bird until February 15, 2021 is $340

Host And Instructor

Center for Early Education & Development, University of Minnesota
Ashley McCormick, LMSW, IMH-E®, IMH Mentor-Clinical


C.E. Credit for AK-AIMH Endorsement: 28.00
This training could be applied to multiple areas of the Competencies® toward the Endorsement for Culturally Responsive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health®. Contact the training sponsor for specific information.

Training Overview Description

Using the Reflective Interaction Observation Scale (RIOS™) as a framework, you’ll learn about the process of beginning and maintaining a reflective alliance with individuals and groups to help professionals build skills and increase self-efficacy.

Learning Objectives

Learn about and/or expand your knowledge of:

  • the theoretical foundations of reflective supervision/consultation (RS/C)
  • the Reflective Interaction Observation Scale (RIOS™) as a framework for the provision of RS/C
  • best practice guidelines for reflective supervision/consultation
  • developing a reflective relationship
  • including race and culture in reflective supervision/consultation
  • cultivating reflective capacity in self and others
  • addressing common supervisory challenges

Who should register

You’re eligible to register if you:

  • have successfully completed the CEED online course, Introduction to Reflective Supervision
  • have received at least 25 hours of individual and/or group RS/C
  • have received training in infant mental health theory and practice – the CEED online course, Introduction to Infant Mental Health, will fulfill this requirement
  • are currently providing or will soon be providing RS/C to others

Infant Mental Health Competencies & Endorsement

The Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health has listed all courses offered by this training sponsor, the Center for Early Education & Development (CEED) at the University of Minnesota, as specifically aligned to the Competencies® for the Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health®. The Alaska Association of Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health (AK-AIMH) implements this system and more information about the Competencies® and Endorsement® be found on the AK-AIMH website.

CEED lists the following Competencies addressed in the course:

  • Theoretical Foundations​ – cultural competence
  • Law, Regulation, & Agency Policy​ – ethical practice
  • Working With Others​ – building and maintaining relationships, supporting
    others/mentoring, collaborating, resolving conflict, empathy and compassion, consulting
  • Leading People​ – m​otivating, advocacy, developing talent
  • Communicating​ – listening, speaking, writing
  • Thinking​ – analyzing information, solving problems, exercising sound judgment,
    maintaining perspective, planning and organizing
  • Reflection​ – contemplation, self-awareness, curiosity, professional/personal
    development, emotional response, parallel process

Event-specific Details

The Alaska Association of Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health (AK-AIMH) has listed this training for the benefit of Alaska's professionals as part of our three-year initiative Project Compass: Leading the Way to Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Workforce Development. Project Compass is funded by AK-AIMH members and donors, the Alaska Children's Trust, and the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority.

Registration Information

For more information and to register, go to the course webpage

Contact Karen Anderson, online course manager, at or 612-625-6617.