SUPERVISION IN THE ANALYTIC FIELD
Given that the essential training of skilled therapists is experiential in nature and covered by the arena of supervision, the supervisory relationship makes a vital and crucial contribution to the clinical growth and development of a psychotherapeutic and psychoanalytic identity.
This course will address a psychoanalytic approach to the supervisory process. Various conceptualizations will be presented, including:
- transference/countertransference problems, dilemmas, and impasses
- parallel processes occurring among patient, therapist, and supervisor
- differences between didactic supervision and process supervision
- mutuality inherent in the supervisory relationship
- implications for an intersubjective/interpersonal perspective on supervision
The course will also include discussion of assigned articles and participant presentations of supervisory experiences. Participants will have an opportunity to struggle with supervisory problems, cases, and situations presented and provide consultation/supervision on these therapeutic dilemmas. Participants are expected to integrate their supervisory styles and approaches with the conceptualizations presented in the articles.
- Participants will demonstrate knowledge on how the supervisory relationship is a process of mutual growth and awareness.
- Participants will identify and apply self-supervision upon contact with the therapist/supervisees presentation of his/her case.
- Participants will be able to demonstrate attention to the negative impacts of supervisory contacts with the presenting therapist/supervisee and how to work their way effectively out of negative supervisory contacts.
- Participants will demonstrate effective use of self by utilizing constructive comments and engagements as they articulate formulations for the therapeutic dilemmas presented in the supervisory cases.
- Participants will be able to describe the distinction between didactic supervision and process supervision.
Robert Carrere, Ph.D., ABPP, is board certified in psychoanalytic psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is faculty, supervising and personal analyst, and Board director at PINC. Dr. Carrere is in full-time analytic practice in San Francisco specializing in process consultation groups for therapists and analysts.
This course is appropriate for all mental health professionals with a wide range of clinical and supervisory experience. This course will address the needs of early career, intermediate and advanced clinicians.
Enrollees who cancel at least SEVEN DAYS prior to the event date will receive a refund minus a $35 administrative charge. No refunds will be allowed after this time. Transfer of registrations are not allowed.