Reflective Supervision: From Essential Elements to Complex Conundrums
Kadija Johnston, LCSW
October 19, 2012
8:30-9:00am MST Registration/check-in/breakfast
9:00-4:00 MST Teach In
9:00-11:00am MST Distance Learning
Wilderness Early Learning Center
2845 Wilderness Place
Boulder, CO 80301
**Due to the specific nature of the teach in, participants who are actively in a supervision role are invited to attend the all-day teach in in person.** For those interested but not currently in a supervisory role, we are excited to offer a Distance Learning session associated with the event!
Teach In Description:
This full day teach in will focus on the essentials and importance of reflective supervision. Guided by the highly skilled and esteemed Ms. Kadija Johnston, supervisors will explore how they facilitate and provide reflective support in order for their supervisees to maintain their capacity while working with infants, toddlers and their families
Distance Learning Option
- Through didactic presentation and interactive exchange, the training will offer advanced level early childhood mental health clinicians engaged in providing reflective supervision an opportunity to consider critical supervisory issues and expand their repertoire of reflective capacities.
- Grounded in the triumvirate of reflection, regularity and collaboration the initial portion of the day will explore the essential elements of a reflective supervisory stance. Directed by the dialectics of parallel process, transference and the facilitating environment the group will delve into complex supervisory dilemmas.
- Through an in vivo demonstration and small group practice clusters, participants will experience and apply the conceptual framework.
: This session is geared for providers working with infants, young children, and their families who receive supervision and want to discover more about reflective supervision. The Distance Learning Option will be via video conference from 9:00-11:00am MST.
About Our Speaker:
Kadija Johnston, LCSW is the Director of the Infant-Parent Program, at the University of California, San Francisco. For 25 years, Ms. Johnston has been supervising and training mental health professionals in the provision of mental health services to children birth through 5 years of age and the adults who care for them. From these experiences she and her colleagues have designed and implemented training programs in infant and early childhood mental health consultation now extend throughout the state and nation. Ms. Johnston with Dr. Charles Brinamen, co-authored a book on mental health consultation published by Zero To Three for which they were awarded the Irving B. Harris Book Proposal Award for contributions to early childhood scholarship.
Teach In: $100 for CoAIMH members, $130 for non-members (includes light breakfast and lunch)
Distance Learning Option: $10 (members and non-members)
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