ECAE 7886T Advanced Psychosocial Development II: Caregiver-Child Interactions and Reflective Supervision
30 hours lecture plus conference; 3 credits
Theories of social and emotional development from birth through kindergarten. Moving from theory to practice: Relation of theories of development to the function and assessment of the caregiver-child relationship, which includes case presentations and the principles of reflective supervision. Emphasis is placed on family-centered practice, sensitive listening, providing emotional support, and developmental guidance to child and caregivers as well as reflective supervision with Early Childhood (EC) and/or Early Intervention (EI) providers. Requires 120 hours of field experiences in a variety of settings including hospitals, home- and center-based early intervention programs, early childhood centers, and inclusive early childhood special education classrooms, which are done in consultation with the instructor. This course can also be used for advanced candidates/EI providers across disciplines who are supervisors in EI or EC centers allowing providers to use their work placements toward their fieldwork hours.