The North Carolina Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Association (NCIMHA) believes that the infant and early childhood workforce benefits from access to reflective opportunities to explore their work, including reflective supervision/consultation (RSC). Growing evidence suggests that the practice of RSC increases the reflective capacities of professionals and decreases the experience of burnout. To meet the growing need for the workforce to have access to qualified providers of RSC and as such NCIMHA is excited to host this annual Reflective Supervision Learning Collaborative—to support NC professionals in growing their skill and capacity to provide RSC to others within their organization!
Applications close July 31, 2023, and notification of selection will be made by August 18, 2023.
What does the Reflective Supervision Learning Collaborative include?
22 hours of training over 4 days on navigating new relationships, RSC frameworks, talking about power in RSC relationships, self-awareness, rupture and repair, transitions and goodbyes, and much more! Training days will be as follows:
- October 11-12, 2023: full day in-person training in the Triangle Area (location TBD)
- April 24, 2024: full day virtual training
- September 24, 2024: full day virtual training
24 hours of group RSC, provided virtually, to participants over the course of 12 months. Meetings will be 2 hours per month at a time coordinated and consistently scheduled between trained RSC providers and their group participants.
Participants will pay $200 for the entire 46 hours of training and RSC. Scholarships are available on an as needed basis if your current employer is unable to pay the fee.
This training and RSC is designed to meet the requirements of Infant or Early Childhood Mental Health Endorsement (I/ECMH-E®), setting participants up for success in pursuing Endorsement in Fall 2024 and beyond!
NCIMHA will be contracting with the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health to provide training. They are:
Faith Eidson, LMSW, IECMH-E® works for the Alliance for the Advancement for Infant Mental Health as the Reflective Supervision/Consultation and Clinical Initiatives Director. Before joining the Alliance staff, Faith served as an infant mental health therapist and as a clinical and reflective supervisor for infant and early childhood mental health programs. Currently, Faith focuses her efforts on supporting professionals and systems in building capacity for reflective supervision/consultation that meets the needs of a diverse and growing workforce.
Dr. Harleen Hutchinson, IMH-E® is a psychologist and social worker, an endorsed Infant Mental Health Clinical Mentor, Executive Director of the Journey Institute, Inc, and president of the Florida Association for Infant Mental Health, where she also chairs the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Committee. She provides early childhood equity trainings, reflective consultation, lectures, consults locally, statewide, nationally, and internationally, on issues relating to diversity, equity, inclusion, trauma and aces, maternal mental health, early childhood mental health, attachment, and pediatric bereavement. She is currently an Adjunct Professor in the School of Social Work at Barry University.
Kassandra Maple-Jackson, LMSW, IMH-E® is a licensed clinical social worker with an Endorsement from the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health as an Infant Family Specialist. Kassandra serves as interim faculty at the University of Michigan and is an ongoing presenter for MI-AIMH. Currently, she works as the Workforce Development Director at the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health. Kassandra seeks to improve the mental and emotional well-being of individuals through evidence-based interventions.
Andrea Penick, LMSW, IMH-E® is originally from Chicago, works for Alliance for the Advancement for Infant Mental Health. Her background is in infant and early childhood home-based therapy, direct service, program coordination, and reflective supervision. Currently her work involves system level support of the infant and early childhood workforce through Endorsement support, equity and policy work, training, and providing reflective supervision.
Ongoing group RSC will be provided by North Carolina based reflective consultants specifically trained, supported, and Endorsed to provide RSC to other Endorsement applicants!
Still have questions?
Join us at one of two information sessions on:
Or feel free to email us at Endorsement@NCIMHA.org—we are always happy to hear from you!