ERIC Number: ED344400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
[Learning through Supervision and Mentorship.]
Pawl, Jeree, Ed.
Zero to Three, v12 n2 Dec 1991
This newsletter theme issue focuses on the value of supervision in developing personnel in programs for infants with disabilities and their families. The first article, titled "Learning through Supervision and Mentorship To Support the Development of Infants, Toddlers and Their Families" (Emily Fenichel), is an essay explaining the thinking of the National Center for Clinical Infant Programs' Work Group on Learning through Supervision and Mentorship. The essay discusses the essential features of supervision and mentorship, including reflection, collaboration, and regularity. "The Professionalization of Early Motherhood" (William M. Schafer) describes four developmental stages in the professionalization of early motherhood that is demanded of the infant mental health specialist. The four stages are the crisis of acceptability as an attachment figure, the crisis of competence to be a maternal figure, crisis of commitment to remain a maternal figure, and crisis of confidence in the outcome of one's maternal activity. "The Supervisory Relationship: Integrator, Resource, and Guide" (Rebecca Shahmoon Shanok) looks at what the supervisee and supervisor each bring to the relationship and at the ways learning takes place within it. "A Seminar for Supervisors in Infant/Family Programs: Growing versus Paying More for Staying the Same" (Judith Bertacchi and Frances M. Stott) describes a supervision seminar based on psychodynamic theory that provides a forum for exchange and helps directors broaden their professional identity to include new competencies. Other articles include: "Supervision as a Catalyst in the Evolution of an Integrated Infant Mental Health/Developmental Intervention Program" (Barbara Ivins and Nancy Sweet); "Management in the South Carolina Resource Mothers' Program: The Importance of Supervision" (Madie A. Robinson); "Toward Tenacity of Commitment: Understanding and Modifying Institutional Practices and Individual Responses That Impede Work with Multi-problem Families" (Barbara Fields); "Knowing the Players" (Kyle D. Pruett); and "Scenes from Supervision" (Judith Pekarsky). (JDD)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Family Programs, Infants, Mentors, Professional Development, Program Administration, Staff Development, Staff Role, Supervision, Supervisory Methods
Zero to Three, National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, 2000 14th St., North, Suite 380, Arlington, VA 22201-2500 ($18.00 per year).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, Arlington, VA.
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