Supervision groups

& 1-1 Mentoring

Reflective supervision

Supervision enables individuals, teams, and groups to reflect on their professional attitudes and approaches in order to effectively develop new ways of thinking, acting, and learning. This reflective exchange promotes professional identity and role development, and can take place 1-1 as well as in supervision groups or supervision days. 

Reflective supervision is a fundamental component of a relationship-oriented way of working that sees feelings, emotions and affect at the center of human development, as in DIRFloortime, person-centered or psychotherapeutic approaches. We need the exchange with each other in order to become aware of our own (unconscious) feelings as well as the emotional intentions and blockages of our clients and to be able to respond appropriately to each individual situation.

You are right in my supervisions if you want to

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want to become more confident in using the DIRFloortime model and FEDLs

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ask yourself how to follow the child's lead and at the same time help him climb the developmental ladder

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Want to learn how to properly assess your children's/clients' FEDLs.

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want to learn to design interventions in a playful way, to play on the right FEDL, so that everyone has fun together

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looking for ideas for helpful play activities, play materials, techniques and strategies

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want to exchange practical examples and approaches

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looking for a contact person with whom you can discuss your experiences and challenges

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want to better understand complex family situations or autistic/difficult behaviors

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DIRFloortime and the Waldon method understand and apply it even better in practice

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Thinking about autism and diagnoses and seeking new perspectives to better understand a child

Building bridges for autistic children „ Ideas for therapy design

"I wish I had done the supervision group BEFORE the next ICDL course. Because DIRFloortime is not just a method that you use or not, but opens your mind to new perspectives in working with children (regardless of diagnoses). Through the video-based format bekommet one very, very many very concrete ideas for therapy design."

Anneliese Fischer, remedial teacher

Building bridges for autistic children "Exchange with colleagues

"I liked that we are a group from different professions, everyone brings a different professional and background experience, the online format with the almost weekly zoom hours I found very enriching and necessary to experience support and exchange for this therapy concept and not have to "muddle around" alone" 

Doris Schwarzmann, Occupational Therapist

Supervision group

  • For Specialists from special education, occupational therapy, early intervention, speech therapy, SPC, kindergarten, school, autism centers, etc.

Scope:

  • 7-8 x 2 Hours (online)
  • 2-4 meetings per month
  • 7-8 participants
  • 2 case presentations/TN

Prerequisite:

  • 101 DIRFloortime Intro Course
  • relational attitude
  • Interest in self-reflection

Objective:

  • Preparation for ICDL courses 201, 202, 203
  • Developing the ability to reflect
  • Deeper understanding of behavior & mental processes.
  • DIRFloortime practice
  • Waldon method
  • Exchange with colleagues
  • Recommended reading

1-1 Mentoring

  • For Professionals seeking deeper understanding and individual guidance to develop their own therapeutic competencies in an intensive, self-responsible and flexible way.

Scope:

  • Empathetic 1-1 Coaching on individual cases & questions
  • 2 zoom consultations/ month 
  • 6 months/ 1 year
  • Free access to online courses & webinars
  • Support re independent working & self-employment

Prerequisite:

  • relationship-oriented and child-centered attitude
  • Interest in emotional development & feelings
  • Self-reflection skills

Objective:

  • Individual coaching on individual topics, e.g. eating, toilet training, sleeping, behavior, autism
  • DIRFloortime & Waldon method practice in practice
  • Preparation and follow-up of ICDL courses 201, 202, 203
  • Recommended reading

Supervision days & case discussions

  • For Institutions seeking group supervision and coaching for their team

Scope:

  • Period: 1-2 days
  • 5-6 hours/day (on-site or online)
  • Case discussions, also with video analysis
  • Master-class consultation with child/family and colleague (on-site)

Prerequisite:

  • DIRFloortime introductory course (101)
  • relational attitude

Possible Objectives:

  • Team consulting
  • Collegial consultation with parents and child on site
  • Assessment re DIRFloortime
  • Waldon Method: Activities & Play Materials
  • Family dynamic assessment

In my supervisions you will get

Suggestions for

  • DIRFloortime Strategies, techniques, activities
  • Assessment of FEDL development capacity & sensori-motor profile of the child
  • Waldon method, partly with additional video examples
  • Ideas for play materials
  • multidisciplinary exchange with colleagues
  • Reading recommendations, access to relevant events

Possible topics for discussion

  • autistic-like behaviors, autism
  • Topics re relationships, attachment, Asperger syndrome
  • Behavior, boundary setting, family dynamics
  • Personality development support
  • Challenging behaviors
  • Reflect on and discuss own professional uncertainties and issues in a protected space

Building bridges for autistic children "I felt very well looked after in the supervision group

What I liked about this supervision group was the composition with open, warm-hearted and committed people from different professions, the very supportive and appreciative interaction with each other and in relation to the children presented.

I really appreciated the fact that you were very "straight", but then also very "thorough" in looking at what we, or the children we accompany, bring in, possibly overlook, but also what is already there in terms of contact and communication.

I felt that I was in very good hands because I knew that I could ask any question and be taken seriously, and that there were exciting ideas that I could try out. This was very evident throughout this supervision group. Your fundamentally unconditionally appreciative and supportive attitude towards each of us, but especially towards the children presented and their environment, is simply beneficial and helps me a lot to be who I am and to face the families that are still on my path." 

Anna Habimana, social education worker

Building bridges for autistic children "The way to the goal"

"The DIRFloortime method has confirmed and encouraged me in my approach of picking up the children where they are and accompanying them on their journey through the world (or often into the world). And to put more emphasis on the child's relationship and motivation. What I also take away is the choice of play materials and that you can make "so much" out of "so little". Also, that the path to the goal and the dialogue and interaction in the process is more important than the goal itself. In my work, I wouldn't want to be without Floortime." 

Barbara Cidej, Individual care in kindergarten

Building bridges for autistic children "Video analyses

"The video analyses a la DIRFloortime are really a brilliant way to expand your own practice and to assess and support your children in a meaningful way.“ 

Udo Zappenheimer, Psychologist

Building bridges for autistic children "Like a colorful bouquet of flowers"

"The supervision group is always like a colorful bouquet of flowers for me to take back to my work with the children each time."

Ines Hoch, speech therapist

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