Reflective Supervision/Consultation Requirements for Endorsement®

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/C criteria for Endorsement® even if one of the peers has earned Endorsement® as an IMH Specialist or IMH Mentor-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/C has 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.

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/C criteria for Endorsement® even if one of the peers has earned Endorsement® as an IMH Specialist or IMH Mentor-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/C has 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.