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Reflective Supervision

August 13, 2024
8:30am - 12:30pm
Virtual via Zoom
Fee: $15 for full members; $60 for partial members and non-members
Trainer(s): Shawn Smith
Continuing Education Hours: 4.0

Course Description

Reflective Supervision is an empowering professional development approach that managers and other supervisory roles embrace to efficiently support the growth of their direct service team. During the course of a supervision encounter the supervisor guides the staff person through the following conversation structure.

The skills needed to achieve the effect and efficiency of Reflective Supervision are found in Motivational Interviewing and include: empathetic listening and use of active listening skills. Reflective Supervision is enhanced by the expression of the Spirit of MI (Partnership, Acceptance, Compassion, and Evocation). Reflective Supervision is a broadly embraced model that supports a Trauma Informed service environment. Embracing Cultural Reverence supports culturally responsive supervisory relationships in diverse teams.

The outcome of utilizing reflective supervision include: staff who are able to achieve increasing degrees of critical thinking aligned with the values and direction of their supervisor and organization, decreases in burn-out and compassion fatigue, as well as increasingly targeted and efficient professional development meetings.

About Your Trainer

Shawn Smith

Shawn Smith, Certified MI Trainer and MINT Member

Shawn Smith is a Certified MI Trainer and member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). The MINT is an international organization of trainers of Motivational Interviewing (MI), whose mission is to promote good practice in the use, research, and training of Motivational Interviewing and represents 35 countries and more than 20 different languages. Shawn has served the MINT Trainer Certification Committee, Inclusivity + Diversity Workgroup, and served as a mentor to new MINT members and initiated a quarterly meeting of the Wisconsin MINT members, which has given birth to an annual statewide conference on MI. Shawn has trained MI to thousands of professionals since 2009, including those serving in education, health care, behavioral health, workforce development, education, and the criminal justice system. He has delivered MI training to the following role types in the identified contexts:

  • Service Context / Role Types
  • AODA Treatment / Clinicians, Peer Specialists
  • Criminal Justice / Juvenile Probation Officers, Adult Probation Officers, Support Staff, Leadership, Attorneys, Client Service Specialists, Judges
  • Health Care / Clinicians, Health Care Providers
  • Homelessness / Case Managers, Social Workers
  • Women’s Support / Case Managers, Social Workers
  • Foster Care Youth / Leadership, Social Workers, Trainers, Wraparound Care Coordinators
  • Workforce Development / Employment Specialists
  • Family Therapy / Therapists
  • Alternative Education / Case Managers, Therapists, Line Staff, Educators, Youth Mentors
  • Mental Health + Disability / Clinicians, Nurses, Case Managers
  • Community Treatment / Clinicians, Social Workers
  • Trauma Incidents / Firemen + Women, First Responders, Peer Support Specialists
  • Domestic Terrorism + Targeted Violence / Therapists, Case Managers, Volunteers