Making Reflection a Practice, Rather than a Maybe... If Time

A Reflective Practice examines one’s own professional performance to clarify the reasons for one’s actions and decisions, and to learn from them. This program provides an overview of what reflective practice is, with particular concern to Early Childhood Mental Health practitioners and professionals. The outcome of this session will be an ability to describe reflective practice, understand the benefits of a reflective practice as well as implement and maintain a reflective practice.

Learning Objectives:

1. Review and describe what reflective practice is with applicability to Early Childhood Mental Health clinicians and professionals.
2. Discuss and explain ways to implement a reflective practice.
3. List 3 benefits of implementing and maintaining a reflective practice.


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