The Mary Ellen Institute is honored to offer a host of Reflective Supervision/Consultation groups for professionals across disciplines, working with or on behalf of infants, young children, and their families. Please note that individual RS/C is also available. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with interest.
Reflective Supervision/Consultation Groups for Direct Service Professionals
- For staff providing clinician intervention to infants, young children and their families
- For staff providing promotion and/or prevention work to children and families
Regularly scheduled RS/C groups provide a physical and emotional space for direct service staff to explore together the intricacies of their relationship-based work with children and families. Led by a skilled and experienced Reflective Supervisor, these groups include a focus of considering multiple perspectives within and outside of the family system, holding the baby in mind, understanding the family story, parallel process, and the use of self.
Reflective Supervision/Consultation Groups for Supervisors
On-going groups for supervisors providing RS/C provides a physical and emotional space for supervisors to explore together the intricacies of relationally providing RS/C to direct service staff working with children and their families. Lead by a skilled and experienced RS supervisor, the group is reflectively supported in balancing the various roles of a reflective supervisor (supporting staff development, providing space for staff to explore the meaning of their work, maintaining program standards, team functioning, and providing program leadership) within their supervisory relationship. These groups include a focus of considering multiple perspectives within and outside of the family system, the importance of relationships, holding the baby in mind, understanding the family story, parallel process, and the use of self.
Reflective Supervision/Consultation Groups: Advocates and Policy Makers
Ongoing groups for community professionals engaged in policy development or advocacy (including legal advocacy) on behalf of young children and their families. The group provides a physical and emotional space to explore together the intricacies of meeting infant and young children’s needs from a systemic and “numbers” standpoint, or for those who do not directly serve, supervise, or provide leadership. Lead by a skilled Reflective Supervisor, the group is supported in balancing the knowledge of significant needs of infants and young children including the impact of poverty and trauma with the impulse to act, fix, and repair while operating with the constraints and opportunities of funding, community capacity, and energy.
Reflective Supervision/Consultation Group: Leaders
Regularly scheduled RS groups provides a physical and emotional space for multidisciplinary upper leadership to explore together the intricacies of leading agencies working on behalf of children through the lens of relationally-focused Reflective Supervision. Lead by a skilled and experienced RS supervisor, the group is reflectively supported in considering multiple perspectives with the foundational belief that reflective leading and decision making strongly impacts the quality of service that children and their families receive.