Reflective Practice

Reflective Practice

The Nebraska Center on Reflective Practice (NCRP) is part of the UNL-CCFL Nebraska Resource Project for Vulnerable Young Children and has been providing reflective practice FAN training to early childhood education professionals and other professionals since 2016.

What is Reflective Practice?


Reflective practice is a relationship-based practice that assists in mitigating the effects of emotionally intrusive work. Reflective practice helps you examine your current and past actions, emotions, experiences, and responses to become more resilient in the face of work stress and improve your interactions with others.

Why Reflective Practice?


Professionals working in early childhood, human services and court systems workforces are engaged in work that can be both rewarding and taxing. High workloads and challenging interactions with others can cause conflict and make internal self-regulation difficult. In addition, everyone has thoughts, feelings, and experiences they carry into their interactions with others, and those internal states impact those interactions and decision-making.

Reflective practice helps develop your self-awareness and increase your awareness of others. Once you are aware of your own internal processes, you are able to better regulate, make more thoughtful decisions and have better interactions with others. And once you are able to identify the internal state of those you are interacting with, you are better able to meet them where they are to improve communications and, ultimately, achieve a better end result.

Our Reflective Practice Services

Reflective Practice FAN Training

Get trained to integrate reflective practice into your work.

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Reflective Practice Community of Practice

Ongoing training and support for FAN Graduates after completion of the Reflective Practice FAN training program.

Learn about Reflective Practice Community of Practice

Learn More in Our NCRP Annual Reports

Since its inception in 2016, the Nebraska Center on Reflective Practice (NCRP) has been working across different systems in Nebraska to provide reflective practice training, consultation, and post-training support to individuals and organizations. 

Reflective Practice Awareness Webinars

Sign up for a free, hour-long reflective practice awareness webinar. Find out how reflective practice could be for you – what reflective practice is and how it can help helping professions. Get insight into the training and consultation NCRP provides.

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Our Partners

Erikson InstituteNebraska Children and Families FoundationRooted in RelationshipsNebraska ExtensionNebraska Department of EducationUNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute