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

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
November 8 - December 20, 2021
Monday, November 8, 2021
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Contact Person
Karen Anderson
Support Phone
(612) 625-6617
Support Email
Support Website
Cost Range

Host And Instructor

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


Contact Hours: 28.00

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.

The course is instructor-led with feedback and interactions provided. All activities and assignments for this course are asynchronous and online. Nothing takes place in real time. Registrants will have access to the course site 24/7 in order to participate fully.

Course Objectives

You will learn about and/or expand your knowledge of:

  • the theoretical foundations of reflective supervision and consultation (RSC)
  • the Reflective Interaction Observation Scale (RIOS™) as a framework for the provision of RSC
  • 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

Intended Audience

You are 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 RSC
  • have received training in infant mental health theory and practice
  • are currently providing or will soon be providing RSC to others

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®. For more information about Competencies & Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health®, please visit AK-AIMH's 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 – motivating, 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 for 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. Visit Project Compass online to learn more!

Registration Information

For more information and to register, visit the course webpage.

Direct any questions to online course manager, Karen Anderson, at or 612-625-6617.