"I Went to School Forever, Why Do I Need Supervision?" Understanding and Appreciating the Importance of Ongoing Supervision and Consultation

All mental health professionals have to jump through several hoops to get their degrees and become fully licensed. The last thing we may want to do is invest more time and money on supervision and consultation. The purpose of this presentation is to help therapists and counselors understand why supervision is important in their continued development as a mental health professional. Reflective supervision will be highlighted and the crucial role it plays for practitioners engaged in work with infants, young children, and their caregivers. Several case examples will be presented and discussed.

Learning Objectives:

This session is designed to help you:
1) Describe and discuss the significance of supervision and consultation.
2) Define reflective supervision/consultation and how you may utilize it to become a better practitioner serving infants, young children, and their caregivers.
3) Describe the knowledge, skills, and practices critical to reflective supervision/consultation.
4) Review case examples that demonstrate the relevance of reflective supervision/consultation in your everyday practice.

Supervision and Consultation References:

Hewson, D and Carroll, M, Reflective Supervision Tool Kit. Moshpit Publishing, 2016.
Hewson, D. and Carroll, M, Reflective Practice in Supervision. Moshpit Publishing, 2016.
Nadeem, E., Gleacher, A., Beidas, R. Consultation as an implementation strategy for evidence-based practices across multiple contexts: