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Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 12:00 PM EST

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Heidi Maderia, MS, IMH-E 
CT Association for Infant Mental Health 


  Reflective Supervision/Consultation Training Series:       

4 sessions offered virtually

                      We are excited that you will be joining us for the                                                  4-day Reflective Supervision/Consultation Training Series!                   

CT-AIMH is offering a series of FOUR  half-day sessions on Zoom.  We strongly urge you to atend all of the workshops in the series in order to benefit from the opportunity to expereince relationship building, expanding your reflective capacity and professional growth.

There is no fee for these training sessions; however we do require that all attendees be Master's level supervisors who are Endorsed in IMH or in process.

.  A certificate of attendance will be provided upon completion of the series. 

The funding for this event is sponsored by OEC and provided by CT-AMH.

The dates, times and topics: 

November 23, 9am-12pm- Introduction to Reflective Supervision: Best Practices, and Introduction to the Reflective Interaction Observation Scale (RIOS) as a Framework for Practice   Build a strong foundation with Best Practices in Reflective Supervision, in addition to learning about the structure and components of the RIOS, participants will view and discuss video clips from reflective supervision sessions that demonstrate the Five Essential Elements and five Collaborative Tasks of reflective supervision as identified by the RIOS.   

December 2, 9am-12pm -Essential elements of a Reflective Supervisor Understand the knowledge needed for RS: Relationship-based work, knowledge of infant and early childhood development, shared expectations. Explore the skills needed for RS: Empathy, cultural responsiveness, attention, attunement, patience, comfort with not knowing, tolerating conflict, listening with curiosity, avoiding a rush to judgement, reflection, communication, wondering, holding in mind, etc.

December 9, 9am-12pm -Putting it into Practice- 1:1 Reflective Supervision, Group Supervision and Virtual RS/C     Opportunity to learn strategies to facilitate reflective functioning for 1:1, in group consultation, and in virtual RS/C.  Develop ways to manage emotional intensity and keep focused attention on infants and children, consider your supervisees level of development,  expand skills in balancing ‘inquiry and direct advocacy.’ and create ground rules and grounding activities.                                                                                                                                   

December 169am-12pm -LIVE Fishbowl.   Identify ways to enrich your practice by observing and discussing a live RS experience.


 Possible presenters for this series will be:

Heather Bonitz Moore, MS, AT-BC, LPC, IMH-E                                                                 Heather has facilitated Reflective Supervision Groups  and training for CT-AIMH, and is the current Endorsement Coordinator for CT-AIMH. Heather Bonitz Moore is a Board-Certified Registered Art Therapist, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and an Endorsed Clinical Infant Mental Health Mentor.   

Kim Shepardson Watson, LCSW, IMH-E                                                                                   Kim has facilitated Reflective Supervision Groups and training for CT-AIMH.  Kim is a clinician in private practice. Kim is a Licensed clinical social worker and an Endorsed Clinical Infant Mental Health Mentor.


Tanika Simpson, LCSW, PhD, IMH-E                                                                                          Tanika has served as former vice-president of the CT-AIMH Board, former CT-AIMH Endorsement Coordinator and offered training on Reflective Supervision for CT-AIMH. Tanika was a clinician with Minding the Baby, an evidence-based program serving young parents and their children at he Yale Child Study Center, and is now faculty at Fairfield University. Tanika is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an Endorsed Infant Mental Health Specialist.

Anne Giordano, MA, IMH-E                                                                                                        Anne has facilitated Reflective Supervision Groups  and training for CT-AIMH. She has also served as former CT-AIMH Endorsement Coordinator. She has also facilitated programs serving the needs of children experiencing homelessness., and has prior experience overseeing the Birth to 3 and EHS programs at EDCATION CONNECTION.  Anne is an Endorsed Clinical Infant Mental Health Mentor.


   Christopher Watson, PhD, IMH-E                                                                                    Christopher is an Endorsed Clinical infant Mental Health Mentor, and he is a Research Associate at the Center for Early Education and Development (CEED) in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

 Deborah Weatherston, PhD, IMH-E                                                                                       Deborah is the former Executive Director of both the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health and the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health. She is the editor-in-chief of Perspectives in Infant Mental Health. Dr. Weatherston received her Ph.D. in Education, Sociology, and Psychology from Wayne State University. Her post-graduate work includes a Graduate Certificate in Infant Mental Health. She is a licensed social worker and holds an Infant Mental Health Mentor Endorsement.


  Rebecca Parilla, PhD, IMH-E                                                                              Rebecca has facilitated Reflective Supervision Groups  and training for CT-AIMH.  She is the National Clinical Director at Child First. Rebecca is an Endorsed Clinical   Infant Mental Health Mentor.                                                                                         

Christy Mills, MSW, LCSW, IMH-E                                                                                                                     Christy has facilitated Reflective Supervision Groups  and training for CT-AIMH. She is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Child Study Center (Social Work) and Program Coordinator, for the Outpatient Clinic at Yale University. Christy is an Endorsed Clinical Infant Mental Health Mentor.