Nov 18, 2019  
2018-19 University Bulletin 
2018-19 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

UMH (0627) 618 - Reflective Supervision Termination Seminar

Credits: 1.00

In this relationship for learning, students will step back with a trained supervisor to contemplate the termination phase in their work with dyads and children, refine reflective function, gain insight, solve problems and hone the therapeutic use of self in the service of deepening reflective practice during termination.

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

1. Be self-observing and reflective of their impact of termination on children and families with trauma.

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 unique to the termination phase

3. Define and maintain appropriate boundaries across in a variety of roles and settings with attention to termination

4. Apply self-knowledge and reflective function/mindfulness to better understand families, therapeutic process and parallel process in a variety of settings and peculiar to the termination phase

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 specific to the termination phase.   

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

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 particularly during the termination phase.

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 based on presenting problems

12. Make effective use of reflective supervision in a variety of settings with a range of families