Mindful Parenting Groups (MPG) is an interactive group workshop designed to enhance parents’ capacity to “read”  babies’ and/or toddlers’ cues and communications.

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Reflective Care Program (RCP) offers tailored trainings to enhance relationships amongst providers and within systems targeting optimal child and family outcomes.

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Reflective Parenting Program (RPP) is an innovative workshop series that engages groups of  parents in an in-depth experiential learning process.

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    Upcoming Events

    Reflective Parenting Program (RPP) Level 1: Fundamentals Training
    Thursday & Friday, September 22 & 23, 2016, 9am – 4pm 12 CE credits
    This two-day intensive Level 1 Training is designed for infant mental health and early childhood specialists. Participants learn about a new approach to early intervention with parents based on a theoretical model of cognitive and emotional development emphasizing reflective functioning, or parental mentalization. The training provides participants with a base of knowledge, a new way to work with the central issues in parent-child relationships, and a step-by-step method that can be utilized to help parents think about their children in a more reflective way. Level 1 Training is a pre-requisite for Level 2 co-facilitation of a 12-week Reflective Parenting Workshop. Completion of Level 2 Training is required to conduct RPP parent groups.

    Facilitated by: John Grienenberger, PhD – Program Developer—RPP & RCP
    Fee: $465 early bird rate, registrations received by 8/22/16
    $515 regular registration after 8/22/16


    Making the Most of Reflective Supervision: An Introduction to Reflective Practice
    Thursday, October 27, 2016, 9am – 4pm 6 CE credits
    Reflective supervision, reflective consultation, and reflective practice are terms used for the emerging approach now considered best practice for agencies where stress, high turnover, and service quality are significant issues. This one-day immersive, experiential workshop is designed for both supervisors and supervisees working as infant mental health and early childhood specialists, early childhood educators, home visitors, and other providers of infant-early childhood services. Utilizing video, role play, and small group exercises, participants will develop a comprehensive framework for understanding reflective supervision. This training satisfies 6 hours towards the California State IFECMH (Infant Family Early Childhood Mental Health) Endorsement.

    Facilitated by: Diane Reynolds, MFT – Program Developer, MPG
    Fee: $125 early bird rate, registrations received by 9/27/16
    $140 regular registration after 9/27/16


    Mindful Parenting Groups (MPG) Level 1: Core Components of Mindful Parenting
    Thursday & Friday, November 10 & 11, 2016, 9am – 4pm 12 CE credits
    This two-day intensive workshop is designed for infant mental health and early childhood specialists. The core components of mindful and reflective care of young children are introduced: mindful observation, flexible responsiveness, and reflection. The MPG model offers an interactive, development-driven and relationship-focused approach to strengthening the caregiver-child relationship and preventing child maltreatment. These experiential groups bring together infants, toddlers or preschoolers, along with their parents, for the purpose of promoting childhood attachment security through increasing parental reflective functioning.

    Facilitated by: Diane Reynolds, MFT, Program Developer, MPG
    Fee: $415 early bird rate, registrations received by 10/10/16
    $460 regular registration after 10/10/16


    Reflective Parenting Program 2.0: Booster Training for Launching the Updated RPP Curriculum
    Thursday, December 1, 2016, 9am – 4pm 6 CE credits
    This full-day workshop is designed for clinicians who have successfully completed RPP Level 2 Facilitator or Level 3 Supervisor trainings, who wish to integrate use of the new RPP 2.0 curriculum into their practice or organization. Participants will learn about updates to the RPP preschool (3-5 year old) and school-aged (6-12 year old) curricula in English and Spanish that have been piloted over the past year, including integration of new topics within a 12-week curriculum: culture, attachment and the window of reflection, and reflecting on the emotional life of the parent. In the afternoon, training will focus on how to develop a group experience that specifically facilitates reflective process, utilizing case examples and vignettes. This training will take participants through the entire RPP 2.0 new curriculum and will include exercises designed to bring the material alive both for newly trained and more experienced RPP facilitators as well as RPP supervisors.

    Facilitated by: John Grienenberger, PhD, Program Developer, RPP & Wendy Denham, PhD, Sr Trainer, RPP
    Fee: $125 early bird rate, registrations received by 11/1/16
    $140 regular registration after 11/1/16

    For more info on all CRC training programs, email: info@reflectivecommunities.org

Job Opening

Part-Time Job Opening

Operations Manager

(24-32 hours per week)

Center for Reflective Communities (CRC) currently has an exciting opportunity for a detail-oriented leader with superior office management, administration, and relationship-building skills, during this critical phase of CRC’s expansion as a nonprofit. The Operations Manager plays an integral role in collaborating with the board and leadership team to achieve CRC’s mission and vision.  The position requires high attention to quality and enthusiasm for organizing and implementing processes and procedures that will take our nonprofit to the next level. This position provides operations support to the leadership team and board, including: coordination of trainings, service delivery sites and billing; management of program incidentals; streamlining of processes and procedures to improve overall efficiency.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Community oriented, self-motivated, works well with people and independently, is socially minded, open to new ideas, and actively invested in the welfare of the organization
  • Three to five years of experience in office administration, preferably with in-depth knowledge of the nonprofit sector, as well as financial and bookkeeping experience
  • Proactive in prioritizing and completing projects
  • Tactful and effective delegator
  • Respects and honors confidentiality
  • Proficient in QuickBooks and Microsoft Office (Excel, Powerpoint, Word)
  • Familiar with or willing to learn tech tools such as Webex, Huddle, Constant Contact, and Skype
  • Some experience with social networking, ex: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter
  • Has a good eye for design—helpful in creation of marketing materials
  • Experience with project management, creating/managing budgets, event production
  • Some graduate school preferred; college degree with educational background in nonprofit management or psychology, social work, family therapy or similar preferred
  • Ability to work effectively with people of diverse cultures, ages and backgrounds required
  • Wants to grow with a growing organization of passionate nonprofit leaders


Job Responsibilities:

  • Operations
    • Supports leadership team meetings, prepares and distributes agenda, and writes minutes
    • Responds promptly to administrative and training inquiries by phone or email
    • Maintenance of Huddle, WebEx, CRC website and email accounts
    • Interfaces with our host organization, the New Center for Psychoanalysis (NCP)
    • Creates and implements organizational policy
    • Provides follow-through on prioritized leadership team activities
    • Coordinates special projects and events
    • Responds to administrative and training inquiries by phone and email
  • Programs & Training
    • Acts as the first contact point for trainees, parents, and training sites
    • Coordinates delivery of trainings with trainees, training sites and trainer; including, but not limited to, performing the following duties:
      • Revising training protocols and fees
      • Creating forms and other training documents
      • Preparing contracts and coordinating with agencies
      • Advertising
      • Managing registration and payments
      • Producing and distributing materials
      • Provides follow up with trainees regarding training opportunities and changes in protocol
    • Supports use of OTIS, CRC’s innovative training technology
  • Finance
    • Oversees A/P & A/R and maintains accounting files
    • Liaisons with bookkeeper & accountant
  • Advancement (Fundraising and Marketing)
    • Maintains CRC website and coordinates upgrades
    • Creates flyers, brochures, fact sheets, and blue info packets
    • Provides support for leadership team and board on grant proposals
    • Produces and distributes regular email newsletters
    • Coordinates donor and cultivation activities with board and leadership team
    • Maintains data on donors and prospects
    • Ensures gift acknowledgement letters are sent to donors
    • Updates donor contact information in CRC database as needed

Salary commensurate with experience. If interested, please submit resume and cover letter to info@reflectivecommunities.org.