Our new report examines the training currently available around infant mental health reflective supervision and consultation (RSC) in the United States. We conducted a landscape survey that helped us answer questions like:
- What RSC training is currently available around the country?
- What are RSC providers’ perceptions of the training they have received?
Key findings included:
- RSC providers in this sample most commonly held an advanced degree with some clinical training, combined with specialized training in RSC.
- The majority of RSC providers had 17 or more hours of training on how to provide RSC.
- State associations offer the most RSC training, but professional organizations and employers offer it as well.
- There are multiple modes of RSC training, and they vary in type, content, length, intensity, and consistency. Didactic and experiential training are both seen as necessary for building the skills of reflective practitioners.
- Face-to face RSC training is most common, but a substantial amount of RSC training is also conducted online.
- The requirements or qualifications for taking RSC training vary by training organization.
- RSC providers expressed an eagerness to deepen their knowledge and skills in the provision of RSC and identified gaps in training content and modes of training.
Tags: professional development, reflective practice, reflective supervision, research, training