Date(s) - July 29
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
CT-AIMH is offering a series of FIVE, 4-6 hour workshops, and will be held at the Greater New Haven United Way. The funding is from the DCF LAUNCH grant.
We strongly urge you to attend all five workshops in the series in order to benefit from the opportunity to experience relationship building, expanding your reflective capacity and professional growth.
Dates, Times, and Topics:
July 21, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Introduction to Reflective Supervision Build a strong foundation with Best Practices in Reflective Supervision and viewing and discussing video vignettes.
July 29, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Reflective Supervision: Using the Reflective Interaction Observation Scale (RIOS) as a Framework for Practice with Christopher Watson, PhD, IMH-E A national group of infant mental health practitioners and researchers has contributed to the development of the Reflective Interaction Observation Scale (RIOS) to define, operationalize and measure dyadic interactions in reflective supervision. In this training participants will explore the theoretical foundations of reflective supervision and the characteristics that make it a unique and powerful form of professional development. 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.
August 9, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – How to offer 1:1 Reflective Supervision Opportunity to experience a live fishbowl of 1:1 Supervision and process the experience.
August 16, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – How to be Successful Facilitating Reflective Supervision Groups with Janet Dean, LCSW Opportunity to learn strategies to facilitate reflective functioning in group consultation, develop ways to manage emotional intensity and keep focused attention on infants and children, and also expand skills in balancing ‘inquiry and direct advocacy’ in group consultation.
August 23, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Incorporating Self-Care into Reflective Practice Identify ways to enrich your practice, pay attention to stress and reduce burn-out.
These workshops will be led by:
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. Heather is currently employed as the Director of Early Childhood Services at United Community and Family Services.
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.
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.
Tanika Simpson, LCSW, 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 is a clinician with Minding the Baby, an evidence-based program serving young parents and their children at the Yale Child Study Center. 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.
Janet Dean, LCSW
Janet has provided Reflective Supervision and training for CT-AIMH. Janet is the former director of the Community Infant Program, a preventive-intervention service for infants and their parents in Boulder, CO.
United Way of Greater New Haven
370 James St
New Haven, CT 06513
There is no fee for these workshops. A certificate of attendance will be provided upon completion of the series.