Reflective Supervision

What is Reflective Supervision?

Reflective Supervision is a requirement for Category II, Category III, and Category IV-Clinical Endorsement applicants. It involves regular meetings between individuals or groups and a reflective supervisor, who facilitates thoughtful discussion focused on the emotional content of work in the infant-family field. This specialized supervision goes beyond clinical or administrative supervision to shared exploration of the parallel process, i.e., attention to all of the relationships, including that between practitioner and parent, between parent and infant/toddler, and between practitioner and supervisor. It is critical to understand how each of these relationships affects the others. Of additional importance, by attending to the emotional content of the work and how reactions to the content affect the work, Reflective Supervision enhances professional and personal development within one’s discipline. Finally, there is often greater emphasis on the supervisor’s ability to listen and wait, allowing the supervisee to discover solutions, concepts and perceptions on his/her own without interruption from the supervisor.

Guidelines for Reflective Supervision

Reflective Supervision/Consultation Best Practice Guideline Booklet

Eligible Reflective Supervision Providers

Jennifer Crouch-Clark, IMH-E – Infant Mental Health Specialist  

jcrouchclark@gmail.com | Fort Worth/Arlington | (682) 465-8096

Individual | Face to Face or Distance Tech 

Jessica Taylor-Pickford, LCSW, IMH-E – Infant Mental Health Mentor – Clinical

Jess@JessTaylorPickford.com  | Pinehurst, NC | (720) 933-7400 

Individual & Group | Distance Tech

Barbara Einsohn, IMH-E – Infant Mental Health Mentor – Clinical

baeinsohn@sbcglobal.net | Dallas, TX | (214) 363-5237

Individual & Group | Face to Face or Distance Tech

Tosha Smith, LCSW, IMH-E – Infant Mental Health Specialist 

toshasmith2006@yahoo.com | Little Rock, AK | (501) 831-3857

Individual & Group | Distance Tech

Carol Wolfe, IMH-E – Infant Mental Health Mentor – Clinical 

Carol-wolfe@verizon.net | Dallas, TX

Individual RS Provided in English or Spanish | Face to Face or Distance Tech

Adriana Villa Baird, MS, LPC, IMH-E– Infant Mental Health Mentor – Clinical 

adrianaendallas@yahoo.com | Allen, TX | (214) 926-9478

Individual & Group RS provided in English or Spanish | Face to Face or Distance Tech

*Please note that this is not an exhaustive list. Any Reflective Supervision provider who holds a Level III or IV Endorsement is eligible to provide supervision. Please e-mail Endorsement@first3yearstx.org with any questions.