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07 Jun 2021 by Christine Hughes Pontier

RIOS™ 1: Using the RIOS™ Framework for Reflective Supervision


Reflective supervision/consultation (RSC) is a form of ongoing professional development that supports infant and early childhood practitioners in their work and guides them in providing services focused on children’s needs.


In this three-week online course, 10 clock hours, get an introduction to the principles and core competencies of RSC. Develop a foundation of knowledge about reflective supervision/consultation based in infant mental health theory and practice.


This course uses the Reflective Interaction Observation Scale (RIOS™) as a framework. This course is a prerequisite for the online course RIOS™ 2: Advanced Reflective Supervision Using the RIOS™ Framework, intended for those currently providing or preparing to provide RSC.


Summer 2021: June 14 to July 6, 2021. Register by June 7. Cost: $215

Learning objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the principles and goals of RSC.

  • Learn the structure of an RSC session.

  • Learn how to describe the topics of conversation and methods of inquiry used in RSC when employing the RIOS™ framework.  

RIOS™ 2: Advanced Reflective Supervision Using the RIOS™ Framework


Using the Reflective Interaction Observation Scale (RIOS™) as a framework, you’ll learn about the process of beginning and maintaining a reflective alliance with individuals and groups to help professionals build skills and increase self-efficacy. (28 clock hours)


Summer 2021: July 12 to August 23, 2021. Register by July 5. Cost: Early bird through June 14: $340; After June 14: $360


Learning objectives


Learn about and/or expand your knowledge of:


  • the theoretical foundations of reflective supervision and consultation (RSC)

  • the Reflective Interaction Observation Scale (RIOS™) as a framework for the provision of RSC

  • best practice guidelines for reflective supervision/consultation

  • developing a reflective relationship

  • including race and culture in reflective supervision/consultation

  • cultivating reflective capacity in self and others

  • addressing common supervisory challenges