Supervision

Reflective supervision

Reflective supervision is a fundamental part of a relationship-oriented way of working that sees feelings, emotions and affect at the centre of human development, as in DIRFloortime, person-centred 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 the respective individual situation. This reflective exchange can take place 1-1 as well as in supervision groups or supervision days. 

You are in the right place in my supervisions if you want to

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become more confident in using the DIRFloortime model and FEDLs

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are wondering how to follow the child's lead and at the same time help them up the developmental ladder

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Learn how to properly assess the FEDLs of your children/clients.

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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 behaviours

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DIRFloortime and the Waldon method want to understand and apply even better in practice

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Think about autism and diagnoses and seek new perspectives to better understand a child

What you get in my supervisions

  • DIRFloortime strategies, techniques, activities
  • Assessment of child’s emotional developmental capacities (FEDC) & senso-motor profileensomotor profile of the child
  • Waldon method, also with video examples
  • Ideas for play materials and activities
  • Multidisciplinary exchange with colleagues
  • Reading recommendations, access to relevant events 

Themes we can discuss

  • Autistic- like behaviours, autism
  • Themes re Relationships, Attachment, Asperger Syndrome
  • Behaviour, limits & boundaries
  • Personality development support
  • Challenging behaviours
  • Reflect on and discuss own professional uncertainties and issues in a protected space

Building Bridges for Autistic Children „ Ideas for the therapeutic work

“DIRFloortime is not just a method to use or not. It opens new perspectives in our work with children (whatever the diagnosis) and the videos provide lots of practical ideas to use in our work with a child.”

Anneliese Fischer, curative 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 sessions 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 INTENSIVE Beginner & Intermediate

Extent:

  • 7-8 x 2 Hours (online), usually in the evening
  • 2-4 meetings per month
  • 7-8 participants
  • 2 case presentations/TN

Requirements:

  • 101 DIRFloortime Introduction
  • Developmental approach
  • Interest in self-reflection

Objective:

  • Preparation for ICDL courses 201, 202, 203
  • Developing the ability to reflect
  • DIRFloortime practice
  • Waldon method
  • Exchange with colleagues
  • Recommended reading

Supervision group for DIR experts

Extent:

  • 7-8 x 2 hours/ year (online)
  • 6-8 participants
  • Case presentations
  • Discussions on relevant topics/ problems

Requirements:

  • 201 DIRFloortime Intro Course
  • Participation in 1-2 INTENSIVE supervision groups
  • Developmental approach
  • Ability to self-reflect

Objective:

  • Preparation for ICDL courses 202, 203, 204
  • DIRFloortime practice
  • Waldon method
  • Exchange with colleagues
  • Recommended reading

Supervision Day

Extent:

  • 5-6 hours (on site/ online)
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Case discussion, video analysis

Requirements:

  • 101 DIRFloortime Introduction
  • Developmental approach

Possible Aims:

  • Team consultation
  • Coaching & consultation with parents and child on site
  • DIRFloortime assessment
  • Waldon Method: activities & play materials
  • Assessment of family dynamics

ATTENTION! Register here for the NETZWORK FLOORTIME training days on 27-28 January 2023 in Munich with the unique opportunity to meet and network with like-minded people!

Building Bridges for Autistic Children The way to the goal

“The DIRFloortime method really helped me to meet each child exactly where they are developmentally and to join them on their own personal journey. Focussing more on the relationship with the child and what motivates him, rather than on training or teaching him a fixed curriculum, has fundamentally changed my way of working. Now I am focussing so much more on interaction than on behaviour.” 

Barbara Cidej, Special Needs Teacher

Building Bridges for Autistic Children "Video analyses

"The video analyses a la DIRFloortime are really a brilliant way to expand one's practice and to assess and support the children in a meaningful way.“ 

Udo Zappenheimer, Psychologist

Building Bridges for Autistic Children "Like a colourful bouquet of flowers"

"The supervision group is always like a colourful bouquet of flowers for me, which I take into my work with the children every time."

Ines Hoch, speech therapist

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