WI-AIMH's Reflective Supervision Learning Collaborative

WI-AIMH is offering a year-long professional development opportunity for Infant/Early Childhood, master’s prepared supervisors who would like to learn how to implement and provide reflective supervision within their programs while simultaneously receiving reflective consultation themselves. Our goal in offering this learning opportunity is to increase statewide availability and accessibility of reflective supervision and to support local agencies in pursing IMH-Endorsement®.

The WI-AIMH Reflective Supervision Learning Collaborative is a 12-month process comprised of in-person learning sessions, and active implementation phases, with built in support throughout the process. The learning collaborative will accommodate up to 30 participants. It is designed for supervisors within a range of infant/ early childhood programs—including, but not limited to, Birth to 3, Home Visiting, Early Care and Education, and Child Welfare programs.

No previous experience providing reflective supervision is necessary, although it is helpful to have some knowledge and understanding of reflective supervision, including how it differs from other forms of supervision and why it is beneficial to professionals serving infants, young children and their families.

The learning is team-based and builds from the collective knowledge and experience of the group, with guidance and support from experienced providers and trainers of reflective supervision. The monthly reflective consultation hours that supervisors receive will meet the requirements for reflective supervision for IMH-Endorsement®.

Learning Collaborative Details

In-Person Learning Sessions: Two days of the learning collaborative will occur at the 2019 WIAIMH Conference at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake WI; the remaining in-person learning days occur throughout the 12 months; with locations TBD.

The 2019-2020 dates will be:

Day 1: Thursday, June 13, 2019

Day 2: WI-AIMH Conference - Monday, October 14, 2019

Day 3: WI-AIMH Conference - Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Day 4: Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Day 5: Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Reflective Consultation: Each participant will receive up to 24 hours of reflective consultation by an experienced reflective supervisor/consultant. The monthly, 2-hour reflective supervision/ consultation groups will begin in July 2019 and end in July 2020. These groups will be in-person, located regionally and include up to 8 people with a facilitator. Participants will also receive full-day training on the Supervisor FAN.

The learning collaborative is designed for master’s prepared professionals who supervise infant/early childhood professionals and are ready to implement reflective supervision within their programs and pursue IMH Endorsement® upon completion of the learning collaborative experience.


Participants must meet or agree to the following:

 Hold or be prepared for a Master’s degree in a child/family-related field (social work, counseling, family studies, psychology, etc)

 Supervise professionals who provide direct service in infant/early childhood programs or families

 Implement reflective supervision within their program while participating in the learning collaborative with intent to sustain practice

 Apply for IMH Endorsement®

 Participate in all in-person training events and monthly group reflective consultation

 Pay fees for participating in the training ($1000) and Endorsement® costs.

The cost covers all five training days, attendance at the 2019 WI-AIMH conference, monthly 2-hour reflective consultation and all training materials. It does not cover travel or overnight accommodation costs.

Thank you for your commitment to and enthusiasm for infant mental health and relationship-based practices such as reflective supervision! We appreciate all you do for Wisconsin’s infants, toddlers and families.

Melissa Minkoff