The William M. Schafer, PhD, Award to Honor Excellence in Reflective Supervision Leadership and Inspiration

The William M. Schafer, PhD, Award to Honor Excellence in Reflective Supervision Leadership and Inspiration is dedicated to and named after a man who has inspired and nurtured many around the world to become not only better reflective supervisors, but to also better individuals willing to explore their own nature as they learn to be present for others in their journey.  The award is presented annually at the Reflective Supervision Symposium co-sponsored by the Alliance.  In keeping with Dr. Schafer’s rare abilities to lead, inspire, reflect and hold a safe place for others to grow, the award committee seeks nominations annually of others across the Alliance who have similarly enhanced our abilities in this field.  

  • William M. Schafer (MI) - 2016

  • Deborah J. Weatherston (MI) - 2017

  • Betsy Rodgers (CO) - 2018


The Deborah J. Weatherston Infant Mental Health Leadership Award

The Deborah J. Weatherston Infant Mental Health Leadership Award is dedicated to and named after a woman who has inspired and nurtured many around the world to affirm the baby's voice, to appreciate the potential of connection, and to be present during those moments that require us to find our own voices so we might listen better to the stories waiting to emerge.  

  • Deborah J. Weatherston (MI) - 2019