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Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health®

Reflective Supervision/Consultation (RS/C)

As in relationship-focused practice with families, RS/C is most effective when it occurs in the context of a relationship that has an opportunity to develop by meeting regularly with the same supervisor/consultant over a period of time. Therefore, CT-AIMH expects that Endorsement® candidates will have received the majority of the required hours from just one source with the balance coming from no more than one other source.

 

Reflective Supervision/Consultation Best Practices:

  • Reflective Supervision Guidelines from MI-AIMH click here
  • Reflective Supervision Defined from New Mexico AIMH click here


It is in the best interest of practitioners who promote IMH, as well as the families they serve, if the reflective supervisor/consultant meets the standards below.

NOTE: *For all applicants earning Endorsement®, the minimum clock hours of Reflective Supervision needed at each level has always been required; however, all additional requirements that are listed below will go into full effect beginning January 1, 2019. In the interim, please check with the CT-AIMH Endorsement Coordinator, for acceptable substitutions.

 

APPLICANT AND/OR ENDORSED PROFESSIONAL
FOR APPLICANTS
EARNING ENDORSEMENT®
FOR PROFESSIONALS
RENEWING ENDORSEMENT® (ANNUALLY)
RENEWAL REQUIREMENT ENDS

INFANT FAMILY SPECIALIST (II)
Bachelor’s prepared

Minimum 24 clock hours

Provider should be:
Master’s prepared Infant Family Specialist (II)

OR

Infant Mental Health Specialist (III)

OR

Infant Mental Health Mentor -Clinical (IV)

Minimum 12 clock hours

Provider should be:
Master’s prepared Infant Family Specialist (II)

OR

Infant Mental Health
Specialist (III)

OR

Infant Mental Health
Mentor - Clinical (IV)

On-going

INFANT FAMILY SPECIALIST (II)
Master’s prepared

Minimum 24 clock hours

Provider should be:
Infant Mental Health Specialist (III)

OR

Infant Mental Health Mentor -Clinical (IV)

Minimum 12 clock hours

Provider should be:
Infant Mental Health
Specialist (III)

OR

Infant Mental Health
Mentor -Clinical (IV
)

On-going

INFANT MENTAL
HEALTH SPECIALIST (III)
Direct service provider

Minimum 50 clock hours

Provider should be:
Infant Mental Health Specialist (III)

OR

Infant Mental Health Mentor -Clinical (IV)

Minimum 12 clock hours

Provider should be:
Infant Mental Health
Specialist (III)

OR

Infant Mental Health
Mentor -Clinical (IV)

On-going

INFANT MENTAL
HEALTH SPECIALIST (III)
Provider of RSC to
others

Minimum 50 clock hours

Provider should be:
Infant Mental Health Specialist (III)

OR

Infant Mental Health Mentor -Clinical (IV)

Minimum 12 clock hours

Provider should be:
Infant Mental Health
Mentor -Clinical (IV)

On-going

INFANT MENTAL
HEALTH MENTOR - CLINICAL (IV)

Minimum 50 clock hours

Provider should be:
Infant Mental Health Mentor - Clinical (IV)

Minimum 12 clock hours

Provider should be:
Infant Mental Health
Mentor -Clinical (IV)

After having earned & maintained IMH Mentor -Clinical for
a minimum of 3 years

 

Please Note: Peer supervision (defined as colleagues meeting together without an identified supervisor/consultant to guide the reflective process), while valuable for many experienced practitioners, does not meet the RS/Ccriteria for Endorsement® even if one of the peers has earned Endorsement® at Level III or Level IV-Clinical. The provider of RS/C is charged with holding the emotional content of the cases presented. The ability to do so is compromised when the provider is a peer of the presenter. Unnecessary complications can arise when the provider of RS/Chas concerns about a peer’s ability to serve a particular family due to the peer’s emotional response AND the provider and peer share office space, for example.