Introduction to Reflective Supervision for Supervisors

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
8:00 am - 11:30 am AKDT
Day 1:
Monday, May 10, 2021
Day 2:
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Day 3:
Monday, May 17, 2021
Day 4:
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Video Conferencing
Cost Range
$905.00 to $950.00

Host And Instructor

Washington Association of Infant Mental Health
Kristi Armstrong, LMSW, IMH-E-Clinical Mentor, Director of Endorsement and Reflective Practice, WA-AIMH
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C.E. Credit for AK-AIMH Endorsement: 12.00
Participants will receive information from the training sponsor specifying the Competencies® met in the didactic portion of this course. The sponsor implements the same Endorsement® & Competency® system as AK-AIMH.

Training Overview Description


This training follows the Reflective Supervision/Consultation (RSC) Learning Collaborative model which provides a deep-dive into learning how to provide RSC. The training is intended to meet the needs of supervisors/ consultants in early childhood programs who are, or will be, providing reflective supervision/consultation.

Participants will learn key principles of RSC and will develop skills and strategies that can enhance their reflective supervision capacities, help them support the professional growth and development of their supervisees, and assess their own strengths and areas for growth as a provider of RSC.

Up to 15 participants will join a 12 hour (4 workshops x 3 hours each) didactic Zoom training, then receive 18 hours of Endorsement®-eligible RSC in smaller groups (4-6 people) during monthly 1.5 hr sessions for 12 months.

Training content and consultation will include best practices in the field, much of which is referenced in the 2018 Region X Reflective Supervision Guide. This Guide was developed through a partnership among four Associations of Infant Mental Health (AK, ID, OR, WA) as part of a federal Region X MIECHV innovation grant.


This training is intended for those who support others within the early childhood and home-visiting fields. Most participants will be master-level trained (in a variety of disciplines) however there is no minimum education requirement to register. Participants do not have to have prior experience receiving RSC, or providing it. Anyone participating in the training should plan to be providing RSC to others within the first several months of the course.

The Value of Reflective Supervision/Consultation

Serving young children and families requires a workforce that receives ongoing support and opportunities for reflection about both the successes and the challenges encountered in daily work. Reflective supervision/consultation (RSC) is a form of ongoing, intentional, scheduled professional support that focuses on enhancing the reflective capacity of early childhood professionals in order to increase the effectiveness of service delivery for families and supporting staff wellness and retention.

Reflective supervision/consultation can:

  • support staff to provide services in ways that support healthy parent-child relationships and optimal growth and development;
  • encourage staff and family wellbeing; and
  • address program and family goals

Training Components

This professional development opportunity for supervisors includes:

  • A 12-hr didactic workshop (online, Zoom, 3 hours x 4 sessions) focused on key principles and practices of RSC.
  • A year-long Zoom reflective consultation group, 1.5 hrs/month for 12 months, total 18 hours of RSC received. These sessions will be scheduled with attendees once the didactic sessions begin.
  • All facilitators of RSC groups hold appropriate Endorsements® for these hours to count toward participants' own Endorsement® applications/renewals (see below for more information).

Competencies & Endorsement

More information about the specific Competencies® covered in this training will be provided to attendees. The training sponsor, the Washington Association for Infant Mental Health, WA-AIMH, which is a member of the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health.

As such, WA-AIMH implements the same system of competencies and endorsement used by the Alaska Association for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health, AK-AIMH. Please visit AK-AIMH's websites to find information about The Competencies® and the Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health®.

Event-specific Details

Visit WA-AIMH's course page for more information.

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 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

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