Karen Moran Finello, PhD
Karen Moran Finello, PhD, is an applied developmental psychologist with a specialization in birth to five-year-olds and their families. Karenreceived her doctorate from the University of Southern California and is certified as a school psychologist and counselor in the state of California. She was previously Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Psychology at USC and a Professor of Clinical Psychology and School Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University in Los Angeles. Karen is currently Project Director in WestEd’s Center for Prevention and Early Intervention where she directs California’s Project LAUNCH and the California State Screening Collaborative for Primary Care and provides training and technical assistance to Part C and home visiting programs across the country. Karen has authored numerous publications and has provided training and consultation to school districts, hospitals and community, state, national and international organizations in the areas of infant mental health, home visiting, early childhood development, reflective supervision, evaluation and program development for more than 30 years.
Infusing Reflective Practice into Your Work
This session will provide an overview of key concepts important to reflective practice. It will include examination of definitions and goals, core components, value to individuals and to organizations, and common themes of reflective practice. The roles and responsibilities of relationship-based organizations to support the infrastructure required, of the reflective practice facilitators in leading the work, and of the individuals participating in the reflective process will be addressed. Participants will consider models of reflective practice that fit different organizations. Skills needed, and key qualities considered important to effective reflective facilitation will be explored. Finally, the need for self-care to reduce the sense of “selfless obligation” will be highlighted.