EXPERIENCE REFLECTIVE CONSULTATION & EXPERIENCE HOW TO USE REFLECTIVE CONSULTATION TO SUPPORT YOUR STAFF
WHAT IS THE MSPCC/MassAIMH REFLECTIVE CONSULTATION (RC) PILOT?
- To support reflective consultation requirements towards MassAIMH Endorsement® requirements for applicants who have little to no access to reflective consultation, and
- To support the needs of the workforce and build capacity of Reflective Supervisors in the field
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
- Home Visiting
- Early Care and Education
- Family Child Care
- Head Start and Early Head Start
- Child Welfare
- Early Intervention
- Child Development
- Family and Peer Support
- Policy and Administration
- Experience the essential elements of reflective consultation: to build, sustain, and deepen reflective practice.
- Broaden understanding and increase confidence in supporting others through reflection.
- Learn how to implement and sustain RS within their program, which will result in a return in investment and enhanced agency practice for years to come.
- Receive up to 24 hours of reflective consultation, which would completely meet Reflective Practice requirements for Infant/Early Childhood Family Specialist (Category II) Endorsement®, as well as additional support from MassAIMH in applying for I/ECMH-Endorsement®
- Connect with peers, broaden professional networks and learn about additional training and professional development to stay connected and continue to develop IMH competencies and skills
WHAT DOES REFLECTIVE CONSULTATION ENTAIL?
- Each participant will receive up to 24 hours of reflective consultation by an Endorsed® provider. The meetings will be hosted using an online meeting platform.
- Five to Six member groups will meet twice monthly for 1 hour OR for two hours/ month over a one- year period (24 hour long meetings in total).
- The groups will begin meeting in March 2021.
- The monthly reflective consultation hours that participants receive will meet the requirements for reflective supervision for I/ECMH-Endorsement®
- In turn, the reflective supervision/consultation hours that supervisors provide to their local staff members may prepare staff for their own I/ECMH-Endorsement® application.
- The reflective consultation offering will also cover costs associated with MassAIMH Endorsement® registration.
- Participants must be active MassAIMH Members. To learn how to become a MassAIMH member, click here
- Complete interest application.
- The Reflective Consultation offering is encouraged for practitioners who have little or no access to RC at their workplace. Master’s prepared professionals who supervise infant/early childhood professionals and are ready to implement reflective supervision within their programs are encouraged to apply.
- We recognize that many infant/early childhood professionals without a Master’s degree possess the knowledge and values inherent in reflective practice. A Master’s degree is NOT required to participate in the Reflective Consultation offering. We encourage anyone interested to complete the interest application (see below) and emphasize your background, training, experience, and/or personal/professional insights that have led to your interest in participating in the RC offering.
- MassAIMH is working to promote and expand the delivery of reflective consultation by Endorsed® professionals across the state. This requirement is consistent with I/ECMH Endorsement® standards for Reflective Supervisors.
- All participants will need to complete a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) before participating in the groups.
- All participants will need to engage in an evaluation component as part of the offering.
*except as stated in the MOU document if someone misses a session and needs to reschedule
BENEFITS TO PARTICIPANTS:
- Participation supports meeting the RC requirements towards application for Endorsement®, a “quality assurance” measure defining best practice and high quality services, accountability, and consistency.
- In addition to receiving up to 24 hours of Reflective Consultation from an Endorsed® Professional, participants who take part in the RC Pilot groups will have their fee for MassAIMH Endorsement® registration waived.
- Support programs to provide services in ways that support healthy parent–child relationships and optimal growth and development.
- Encourages staff and family wellbeing by promoting supervisor strategies to model positive goal oriented relationships.
- Address program goals and outcomes along with family goals.
- Can help reduce the secondary impacts of the work such as burnout, secondary traumatic stress and turnover of staff and maintains the quality and impact of services. *
*Russ, E., Lonne, B., & Lynch, D. (2019). Increasing child protection workforce retention through promoting a relational-reflective framework for resilience. Child Abuse & Neglect, 104245. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.104245
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