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MACMH-IEC Reflective Process Workshop

MACMH-IEC Reflective Process Workshop



Reflective Process:
Concepts and Application Training


INTRODUCTORY TRAINING: The practice of reflection has been gaining attention in many fields over recent years. If you are curious about how reflective process may apply to your work with children and their families, this introductory training will provide you with the basic principles and theory underlying it. Conceptualized as professional development, reflective process provides a practical and timely means for learning and a relational experience focused on maintaining a thoughtful, compassionate, and empowering stance grounded in infant mental health theory and research. This training will describe a mindful approach to supporting and maintaining reflective functioning, and suggest a simple theory of change that explains how reflection offers opportunities for participants to gain new learning.

ONGOING GROUP REFLECTIVE CONSULTATION: (2hrs per month for six months). For those who register for optional ongoing consultation groups, monthly meetings with a small group (5-8 participants) will be facilitated by an experienced Infant Mental Health Consultant (endorsed at Level III or IV by MACMH-IEC). Interdisciplinary groups will be formed, based on interest, according to geographic region. Schedule for the groups will be available at the training.
Participants in these groups will practice taking a reflective stance as they explore their own responses to stories and themes related to working with children and their families, and thoughtfully move toward deeper understanding and clarity of their work.


Upon participation in the three-hour introductory training, participants will:
• Understand the principles and theoretical foundation of a reflective process approach.
• Learn a theory of change that builds capacity and parallels work with children and families.
• Consider mindfulness and other strategies that promote reflection for individualized, systematic learning.


Jill Hennes, MSW, LICSW IMH-E®IV-C has worked in home visiting and infant mental health for over twenty-five years, as a home visitor, supervisor, consultant, and therapist. Jill has a master’s in social work, is a licensed clinical social worker, is endorsed in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health, and holds a certificate in Child Abuse Prevention Studies. Her years as Reflective Practice Consultant with the Minnesota Department of Health allowed Jill to learn about building a statewide system of support for reflective practice through the training and mentoring of Public Health supervisors, home visitors, and infant mental health consultants. Jill currently offers reflective consultation to programs that promote infant mental health.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
9:00am – 12:00pm

Minnesota Humanities Event Center
987 East Ivy Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55106

3 CEHS | $89