Introduction to Reflective Super-vision: Learning by Viewing and Doing

Instructor: Rebecca Shahmoon-Shanok, LCSW, PhD | Saturday 11 AM to 5:30 PM | June 18 | $130 | Course Code: SWREFSUP | NYSED approved contact hours: 6.5

Research shows that human service professionals serving traumatized populations are at high risk for burnout and vicarious traumatization. Increasing supervisory support can reduce symptoms, but not all supervisory models are consistent with trauma-informed systems. Reflective Supervision, a specific supervisory model arising largely from the field of early childhood mental health, is a collaborative process that complements the goals and practices of a trauma-informed system.

In this interactive-collaborative, open and confidential one-day workgroup, participants will become familiar with the reflective supervision process as the instructor demonstrates an individual supervision in a “fishbowl,” followed by debriefings.

Workshop Highlights:

At the end of the workshop, participants will have better understanding of how to:

  • Identify the choreography common to all reflective supervision sessions
  • Apply principles of reflective supervision
  • Play the roles of “boss” and reflective supervisor simultaneously
  • Productively work through the wide range of issues using reflective supervision

About the Instructor:

shanok_shahmoonRebecca Shahmoon-Shanok, LCSW, PhD – In addition to holding degrees in clinical psychology, social work and early childhood education, Rebecca also has extensive experience in psychoanalysis, infant mental health and Child-Parent Psychotherapy for trauma and developmental challenges. One of the originators of Reflective Supervision as well as peer play psychotherapy, Rebecca also pioneered integrating on-site services with mental health consultation into childcare, Head Start and pre-K. Rebecca lectures and consults throughout North America and abroad and has been widely published. For over a decade she served as founding director of the Institute for Infants, Children & Families, JBFCS. The Institute reached young, underserved children and their families with transdisciplinary model services. It also offered post-degree training for providers of all disciplines and state-of-the-science consultation to government and private agencies. Rebecca is board member of Zero to Three, the National Center and founder, past co-president, and active member of the New York Zero-to-Three Network.





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