Endorsement & Reflective Supervision

Events & Training


Endorsement & Reflective Supervision

Events & Training


Annual RSC Learning Collaborative

The 2024 – 2025 Collaborative

An image of the flier for the 2023-2024 Reflective Supervision Learning Collaborative.

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 builds skill among infant and early childhood professionals, bolsters self reflection, and decreases work related stress that leads to burnout. To learn more about the practice and benefits of RSC check out our new infographic flier.

To meet the growing need for the workforce to have access to qualified providers of RSC, NCIMHA is excited to host the 2024-2025 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, 2024.
Notification of selection will be made by August 16, 2024.

What does the Reflective Supervision Learning Collaborative include?

Participants engage in 22 hours of training over 6 days. Training focuses on navigating new relationships, RSC frameworks, talking about power in RSC, self-awareness, rupture and repair, transitions and goodbyes, and much more! Training days will be as follows:

  • October 3-4, 2024: two full in person days of training in the triangle area (location TBD)
  • April 3- 4, 2025: two virtual half days of training from 9am-12pm via Zoom
  • September 11-12, 2025: two virtual half days of training from 9am-12pm via Zoom

Additionally, participants will engage in 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 the project’s RSC consultants and their group participants.

Program Cost

Participants will pay $300 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 2025 and beyond!

Training Providers

NCIMHA will be contracting with the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health to provide an amazing slate of trainers to share with us! This year’s expert trainers include:

An image of the flier for the 2023-2024 Reflective Supervision Learning Collaborative.

Faith Eidson, LMSW, IECMH-E®

Faith is a clinical social worker and an endorsed Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Mentor. Faith provides reflective consultation and in-service training to professionals in the infant and early childhood field both through her private practice and through her role as a Program Specialist with Zero to Thrive at the University of Michigan. Prior to her role with Zero to Thrive, Faith was the Reflective Supervision/Consultation and Clinical Initiatives Director at the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health. Faith also has experience as an infant and early childhood mental health therapist and supervisor. Faith’s training includes a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Master of Social Work, both from the University of Michigan. Faith is also a proud mom to two amazing teenagers and enjoys walking, reading and just enjoying the outdoors in her spare time.

Gabriel Guyton, MA, MS Ed., IMH-E®

Gabriel is the co-director of the Bank Street Center for Emotionally Responsive Practice and the founder of ConnectEd Circles, a consulting business dedicated to child development, early multicultural and emotionally responsive education, and reflective supervision. Prior to her current roles, Gabriel taught Bank Street Family Center in a mixed-age, inclusive classroom, served as a faculty member in the Infant, Family, and Early Intervention, and was the Vice President of Children and Family Services, where she supervised the directors of an Early Head Start and mixed-funding program. Gabriel holds a master’s degree in general and special education from Bank Street College and a master’s degree in psychology of counseling, with a focus on marriage and family therapy. She is Endorsed as an Infant Family Specialist and Endorsed Reflective Supervisor through NCIMHA.

Gabriel’s career is driven by a passion for inclusion and equity, principles she deeply believes in and strives to integrate into all her work. She provides reflective supervision groups and training in the field, grounded in relationships, trauma-informed principles, and a stance of curiosity.

Andrea Penick, LMSW, IMH-E®

Andrea works for Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health as the Programming and Equity Director. Andrea began her social work career providing home based therapy to young children and families. Andrea has been providing Reflective Supervision and Consultation (RSC) for the past 7 years. Andrea’s work centers around supporting the infant and early childhood mental health workforce, RSC programming and training, and systems level equity work. Originally from Chicago, Andrea is currently located in Michigan and is endorsed as an Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical.

Susanne Walker Wilson, LCSW, ITFS, IMH-E®

Susanne partners with parents, caregivers, early educators, administrators and policy makers to build a wide table, to center infant and young child mental health, to invite all adults toward reflective practice, and to invest in public health prevention by supporting the adults that raise young children. In addition to being a therapist, and a trainer, fidelity coach, and consultant for Circle of Security International, Susanne continues to facilitate Circle of Security Parenting (COSP) groups in Buncombe County where she lives. She is a senior trainer in the Reconnect model and works through Circle Together to anchor and elevate attachment-informed parenting and early educator practices across North Carolina. Susanne was in the first Leadership Cohort to be Endorsed as an Infant Mental Health professional as an Infant Mental Health Mentor Clinical by NCIMHA. She offers reflective consultation and RSC training through NCIMHA ongoing. Partnering with families and other early childhood professionals (rather than over or around them) is Susanne’s joy; addressing unjust systemic inequities that too often burden families is her North Star.

Ongoing group RSC will be provided by North Carolina based reflective consultants specifically trained, supported, and Endorsed to scaffold your learning!

What Our Current Participants Are Saying

About the training

“I love the material, it’s got a nice flow and builds on itself to support my learning.”

“Exploration and practice of content through activities has helped me gain a better understanding about the application of RSC in a really practical, approachable way.”

About group reflective consultation sessions

“They give us space to slow down, share and learn from one another, then reflect on our actions, which has been a major source for professional growth for me personally”

“It has been a safe space to share experiences and gain knowledge around the practical application of reflective supervision concepts and ideas in my work.”

“The opportunity to be engaged in the RSC group has been the most helpful part of this experience, because experiencing RSC enables me to understand it in myself. This is foundational to being able to provide RSC to others I support.”

Still have questions?

Join us at one of our two Q&A sessions:

Or feel free to email the Reflective Supervision Program Director at Jessica.TaylorPickford@NCIMHA.org — we are always happy to hear from you!