Reflective Supervision: Learning by Viewing and Doing

Instructor:   Rebecca Shahmoon-Shanok, LCSW, Ph.D.

Date:   Sunday, December 16th, 2018

Time:   11:00am – 5:00pm

CE:  5 Contact Hours

Room: Silberman/TBD

In this interactive-collaborative, open and confidential one-day workshop, participants will become familiar with the reflective supervision process as the instructor demonstrates an individual supervision process (or possibly two) in a fishbowl about participants’ own dilemmas, followed by debriefings. 6

Participants will:

  • Recognize and know the choreography that all reflective supervision session have
  • Better understand and use principles of reflective supervision
  • Realize that it is possible to be a boss and reflective supervisor simultaneously
  • Become increasingly familiar with the wide range of issues which can be productively worked through in reflective supervision


Who should sign up for this workshop?

Anyone, student or graduate, from any profession or system, especially those which serve children six- years and under. Others who want to improve their supervision skills and understanding are also welcome.

You are warmly invited to bring your lunch and other snacks.  There will be a 40-minute break and one 15 minute break.

About the Instructor:

Dr. Shahmoon-Shanok is the CEO and Academic Director of Collaborations for Growth, a new nonprofit dedicated to making excellent training in the 0-5 field more widely available.  She also serves as Senior Research Associate at the New School for Social Research’s Center for Attachment Research for their investigations into Relationships for Growth & Learning (RfGL), a model described below.  She is known as a clinician, teacher and author in the pregnancy and parenting through preschool fields; is among the developers of reflective supervision; of integrating mindfulness into the fields of early childhood mental health and care; of interweaving mental health services in community-based settings; and of training professionals across disciplines together since 1980. With degrees and experience as clinical psychologist, social worker and early childhood educator, and extensive experience in psychoanalysis, infant mental health, mindfulness, and in developmentally and/or traumatically challenged young children and their parents, Dr. Shahmoon-Shanok developed RfGL, an identification and intervention model that integrates mental health consultation plus a range of effective mental health services within childcare and Head Start utilizing peer play psychotherapy for a variety of children with serious challenges. She is a CPP Trainer. After participating in Undoing Racism Workshops over a dozen years, she has participated in the Harris Foundation’s Tenets Workgroup since 2012. Founding CEO/Academic Director of Collaborations for Growth and Senior Research Associate for Relationships for Growth & Learning, Center for Attachment Research, New School for Social Research, she served as board member of Zero to Three for thirty-six years and is the founder of the New York Zero-to-Three Network, continuing on its board. Dr. Shahmoon-Shanok currently gives workshops and short courses on reflective supervision, and co-chairs the Reflective Supervision Collaborative which is becoming the first long-term training for reflective supervisors and trainers across the country and an online clearing house of RS materials.




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