Monthly Small Group IECMH Reflective Supervision Practice Consultations – for 1 Year!
Track 3 is for Supervisors, Coaches, and Administrators who are committed to developing and sharing their Reflective Practice in a small (no more than six), intimate, and committed group of professionals, facilitated and guided by a dedicated, NYS-AIMH Endorsed® Mentor-Clinical professional, or someone who has earned NYS-AIMH approval as a Reflective Supervision/Consultation (RSC) provider. These groups will serve to meet the RS/C requirements for The NYS-AIMH Endorsement®
- Completion of Track 2*
- Submission of an Application to Participate
This is a wonderful opportunity for those ready to commit to monthly, 2-Hour meetings with their small group “team,” to share their work – celebrate successes, get help with challenges, -and hear others share their work; and to have their experiences held by a skilled facilitator.
Six applications will be accepted per group
Taking these two resources into consideration, and with specific references to them, please share some words that express your commitment to fully participate in the 2-hour, virtual small group meetings, each month, and for the entire 12 months.
Group Member Guidelines/FAQ’s for Virtual RS/C and Reflective Trainings
Technology Platform. Zoom is an app that can be used from a computer, phone or tablet. A link to the group will be sent out prior to the group meeting.
Confidentiality. It’s important that each participant joins from a location that allows them to keep the group experience a confidential one. This often means a private room. Headphones can also be helpful for maintaining confidentiality.
Using mute. In group work, it will be important of each person to keep themselves on mute when they are not talking. This will drastically reduce background noise, and increase the clarity of the person who is speaking.
Commit to having video on. While there may be some instances when this is not possible, each group member should commit to having themselves appear by video. This helps the group to feel connected, and allows the group to use visual cues to find the new “virtual rhythm”.
Gallery view. Similarly, we recommend that each member uses “Gallery View”. This allows you to see all group members at one time, and can help cultivate the virtual group environment.
Silence, talking at the same time, and the rhythm of conversation. “It takes a bit of extra adjusting to signaling & pacing, so we will muddle through silences or speaking over each other a bit as we get used to it” (S. Goldberg).
Each person has their own computer/space. “Even if two or more group members are physically located in the same space, each individual group member should connect with their own computer / camera unless they have a meeting set up specifically for video conferencing with high quality sound and camera capabilities (such as meeting owl) that shift between speakers. If more than one person crowds around a laptop for instance, it can be difficult to capture multiple voices or see multiple faces so then I (and other group members) could miss body language or something important and you hate to have to interrupt someone to have them shift the computer towards them” ( A. Bowers).
Distractions, interruptions, and multitasking. Each group member is asked to commit to refraining from any sort of multitasking (cell phones, email checking, etc) in the same way they would if we were meeting in person. Additionally, members should join from a quiet, private space that is as free from distractions and interruptions as possible.
A plan for technology (platform, tools needed, Wi-Fi issues, sound). Members should try to join from a location that has typically strong Wi-Fi. There may be times or locations when or where joining with cell data is best because it allows for a stronger connection. Make sure you give yourself a bit of time to practice using the technology, test your microphone and speakers/headset, and learn where the buttons are for switching views, muting and unmuting.