As in relationship-focused practice with families, reflective supervision/consultation (RS/C ) is most effective when it occurs in the context of a relationship that has an opportunity to develop by meeting regularly with the same supervisor/consultant over a period of time.
It is in the best interest of practitioners who promote infant and early childhood mental health, as well as the families they serve, if the reflective supervisor/consultant that they receive meets the Best Practices Guidelines as well as the Endorsement® requirements listed below.
RSC is a key component of high quality infant and early childhood mental health services across disciplines and sectors, and therefore is a key piece of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Endorsement®
RSC is recommended for all applicants, but required for the following categories of Endorsement: Infant/Early Childhood Family Specialist, Infant / Early Childhood Family Reflective Supervisor, Infant/ Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist, and Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Mentor-Clinical.
See additional information regarding Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Endorsement categories and requirements here.