Wednesday, June 10, 2015
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


University Center Ballroom
1 South Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530

Reflective Supervision: History, Guiding Principles and How-To Across Disciplines and Systems

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Eleventh International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision Pre-Conference Workshop

“In a real sense, the effect of reflective supervision is that it nourishes ‘super vision’ — the ability to see further, deeper and more.”… Shahmoon-Shanok, 2006, p.343

6 Clock Hours

The critical consequence of creating a safe, confidential environment within which supervises can uncover their “worst” work will be developed. This centerpiece will be enriched by focusing on how to foster relational security even when the supervisor is also “boss”. In the process, the choreography of a supervisory session will be illuminated. This lively, day-long didactic-experiential session will incorporate the history of reflective supervision with roots in clinical supervision and in crossing disciplinary boundaries. Participants will witness a supervisory role-play and engage in experiential exercises. Integrating mindfulness and interpersonal neurobiology, we will contemplate awareness of state, expanding both supervisors’ and supervisees’ abilities to be resourceful when emotions run high, especially when traumatic material emerges; ruptures between people are viewed as opportunities to genuinely hear both self and “other.” Invited to renew our own commitments to the diverse universe of people with whom we work, participants’ will be encouraged to bring up anxieties and questions, including how to create space plus time for reflective practice within the organizational and practice stresses of our increasingly rush-rush lives.


Rebecca Shahmoon Shanok

Dr. Rebecca Shahmoon-Shanok is founding director of the Institute for Infants, Children & Families, JBFCS, in New York City which reaches young, underserved children and their parents with transdisciplinary, model services, post-degree training for providers of all disciplines and state-of-the-science consultation to government, systems and agencies. Having trained disciplines together since 1976, she has helped define reflective supervision since its early use in the late 1980’s. With degrees and experience in clinical psychology, social work, early childhood education and extensive experience in psychoanalysis and infant mental health, Rebecca lectures and consults throughout North America and abroad, is widely published and was a columnist for Parents magazine.

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This workshop is part of the 11th International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision.  If you would like to attend the whole conference, please register here.

This program has been approved for CEU credits by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work.  Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0032.

According to NYSED, in order to award social work clock hours; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”