Facilitating Reflective Supervision Groups in Work with Families

Reflective Group Supervision is an innovative approach to supervision and consultation that supports staff in understanding client needs through a lens of curiosity, non-judgment, and empathy.  It is a collaborative process that guides staff to reflect on their own experiences in their work and then to address the clinical needs of children and their families.  The process of a reflective group supervision session follows four steps:  (1) attending to staff experience and needs, (2) understanding the family system, (3) being mindful of the parallel process between supervisors, staff and families, and (4) identifying clinical interventions.  These group sessions provide a safe and supportive environment for emotional sharing, peer support, and creative problem solving that enable staff to develop interventions that are attuned to their client’s needs.  They are instrumental in increasing staff’s capacities to be reflective about and self and other, decreasing burn-out, and increasing staff collaboration and support.

This workshop is for professionals who provide clinical supervision in mental health and community based settings.

Christine Reynolds, LCSW, is a family therapist and faculty member of Ackerman’s Center for the Developing Child and Family.  Ms. Reynolds has provided onsite consultation to foster care agencies, early head start and mental health clinics in the implementation of Bright Beginnings and Personal Best programming for caregivers with children.  She is a graduate of the Ackerman Institute and maintains a private practice in NYC.

Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Tuition: $65
CEUs for NYS: 3.5
CEUs for NASW – CT: 3




The Ackerman Institute for the Family SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0052.

If you are an Ackerman alumni of the Externship or current Ackerman student, please contact the Training Department to register.

Damaly Ferreira
212 879-4900, ext 111
training@ackerman.org