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Reflective Supervision/Consultation (RSC)

RSC is distinct due to the shared exploration of the parallel process. That is, attention to all of the relationships is important, including the ones between practitioner and supervisor, between practitioner and parent, and between parent and infant/toddler. It is critical to understand how each of these relationships affects the others. Of additional importance, RSC relates to professional and personal development within one's discipline by attending to the emotional content of the work and how reactions to the content affect the work. Finally, there is often greater emphasis on the supervisor/consultant's ability to listen and wait, allowing the supervisee to discover solutions, concepts and perceptions on his/her own without interruption from the supervisor/consultant.

The primary objectives of RSC include the following:

RSC is required for the following categories of Endorsement®: Infant Specialist, Infant Mental Health Specialist and Infant Mental Health Mentor. See the requirements for each category of Endorsement® for more information.


For questions about Endorsement® please email