May 21, 2019  
2018-19 University Bulletin 
2018-19 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

UMH (0627) 606 - Reflective Supervision

Credits: 2.00

In this experiential course, a relationship for learning, students will step back with a trained reflective supervisor to contemplate their clinical work and relationships with clients, refine reflective function, gain insight, solve problems and hone the therapeutic use of self in the service of deepening reflective practice.

Free Note: Required for students in IMH-DP program.

Be self-observing and reflective of their impact on children and families.

2. Be attuned to and manage the forces of transference and countertransference arising in the course of clinical work gaining awareness of  how personal characteristics, feeling states, culture, style may unconsciously contribute to the work with children and families.

3. Define and maintain appropriate boundaries across and in a variety of roles and settings.

4. Apply self-knowledge and reflective function/mindfulness to better understand families, therapeutic process and parallel process

5. Reflect on their own disciplinary scope of practice within an interdisciplinary context and appropriately negotiate referrals and second opinions when appropriate

6. Create a climate of safety and confidentiality and listen with full emotional availability, actively gaining an empathic understanding of children and families

7. Frame the work in the context of the parent-child relationship in spite of multiple needs and distractions.

8. Objectively assess the strengths and limitations of the practice setting and appropriately act in the best interest of the child/family.

9. Tolerate strong feeling, serve as a container for affect and projection and manage ambivalence and ambiguity arising from the clinical work

10. Apply an understanding of cultural competence to form meaning and interpret clinical material, communicate effectively, establish positive relationships with families and demonstrate respect for the uniqueness of each client family’s culture

11. Organize and present case formulations, interpret case material from competing perspectives and explain why a particular course of action was chosen

12. Make effective use of reflective supervision with supervisor based on clinical work