Advanced Reflective Supervision / Consultation: Building Skills 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.

Upcoming sessions

  • Register for Spring 2019 (March 11 to April 22, 2019). Register by March 4. Early bird rate if you register by December 15 (for spring session only). 
  • Register for Summer 2019 (June 24 to August 5, 2019). Register by June 17. Registration opens December 15, 2018.

What to expect

Learn about and/or expand your knowledge of:

  • the theoretical foundations of reflective supervision/consultation (RS/C)
  • the Reflective Interaction Observation Scale (RIOS™) as a framework for the provision of RS/C
  • competencies of those providing reflective supervision/consultation
  • implementing the “PAUSE” framework
  • how to balance the dual role of providing administrative and reflective supervision
  • how to foster reflective capacity in others
  • the application of the theoretical foundations of individual supervision to group process

All activities and assignments for this course are asynchronous and online. Nothing takes place in real time; however, the expectation is that students complete all assignments and activities associated with the weekly module by the end of that week.

Who should register

You’re eligible to register if you:

  • have successfully completed the CEED online course, “Introduction to Reflective Supervision
  • have received at least 25 hours of individual and/or group RS/C
  • have received at least 30 hours of training in infant mental health
  • are currently providing or will soon be providing RS/C to others

Meet the instructors

Christopher Watson Head shotChristopher Watson

Christopher Watson, Ph.D., IMH-E®[IV], is the director of the Reflective Practice Center at CEED. He led the team of clinicians and researchers who developed the Reflective Interaction Observation Scale (RIOS™) and is conducting further research into the implementation process and results of RS/C.


Maren HarrisMaren Harris

Maren Harris, MA, LMFT, IMH-E® Infant Mental Health Mentor, provides reflective consultation and clinical supervision to early childhood practitioners. She has worked in the infant mental health field for over 20 years as a clinician, home visitor, supervisor, trainer, and consultant. She has served as co-chair and endorsement coordinator for the Minnesota Association For Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health.


  • $295 for 28 clock hours
  • For spring 2019 only: Early bird rate of $265 if you register by December 15!

Required Textbooks

  • Heffron, M.C., & Murch, T. (2010). Reflective supervision and leadership in infant and early childhood programs. Washington, D.C.: Zero to Three.
  • Heller, S., & Gilkerson, L. (2009). A practical guide to reflective supervision. Washington, D.C.: Zero to Three.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation before Day 1 of the session: Full refund less $35 administrative fee
  • Cancellation Day 1 Week 1 through Day 1 Week 2: 75% refund less $35 administrative fee
  • Cancellation Day 2 Week 2 forward: No refund will be provided.

To cancel, send an email to Karen Anderson at