BUILD YOUR SKILLS IN REFLECTIVE CONSULTATION & EXPERIENCE HOW TO USE REFLECTIVE CONSULTATION TO SUPPORT YOUR STAFF
2023-2024 REFLECTIVE CONSULTATION OFFERING SEPTEMBER 2023-JUNE 2024
APPLICATION FORM HERE
WHAT IS THE MSPCC/MassAIMH REFLECTIVE CONSULTATION (RC) OFFERING?
- 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?
- Community Behavioral Health Providers
- Mental Health Clinicians
- Family Partners
- Home Visiting
- Early Care and Education
- Family Child Care
- Head Start and Early Head Start
- Child Welfare
- Early Intervention
- Child Development
- 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.
- Integrate 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 30 hours of reflective consultation that meets requirements for both the Infant/Early Childhood Family Specialist and Infant/Early Childhood Family Reflective Supervisor categories + 10 hours of didactic material on infant mental health and reflective practice
- Connect with peers, broaden professional networks and learn about additional training and professional development to stay connected and continue to develop IECMH competencies and skills
WHAT DOES REFLECTIVE CONSULTATION ENTAIL?
- Each participant will receive up to 30 hours of reflective consultation by an Endorsed® provider. The meetings will be hosted using an online meeting platform.
- Eight member groups will meet twice monthly for 90 minutes each (totaling to 3 hours monthly) for a total of 10 months.
- 10 hours of didactic learning
- 2 hours of evaluation
- The groups will begin meeting at the end of September 2023- June 2024
- 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.
- 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. Professionals who supervise infant/early childhood professionals and are ready to implement reflective supervision within their programs are also encouraged to apply.
- 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 (MassAIMH membership cost is not covered) 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.
- 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.
- 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
If you are interested in joining this offering, kindly complete the interest form here:
Let us know by filling out the interest form below!