Fri, Feb 6, 2015 to Fri, Feb 13, 2015
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC)

530 Bush Street
7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
Robert A. Carrere, Ph.D.
CE Credits: 
Participant Limit: 

$210 General Public
$150 Full Members
$125 Associate Members
$90 Student Members
$90 Scholarship (prior approval required to register at this fee)

Tuition listed above is for early registration ($40 discount off full fee, $15 discount for NCSPP Student Members). For registrations received after the deadline, full tuition will be applied to all registrations.

Tuition does not include the cost of readers.

This course is full. If you would like to be added to a wait list please email us at



Course Overview: 

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.

Course Objectives: 
  • 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.

Target Audience & Level: 

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. 

Cancellation & Refund Policies: 

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.

Contact Information: 

For program related questions contact Demetry Apostle at

For questions related to enrollment, locations, CE credit, special needs, course availability and other administrative issues contact Michele McGuinness by email or 415-496-9949.

Education Committee

The Education Committee is responsible for the development of a variety of courses and workshops given throughout the year in San Francisco and the East Bay.

Shannon Rogers, MFT, Chair
Stephanie Chen, Ph.D.
Julia Conant, Psy.D.
Morgan Lloyd, LCSW
Cameron Murphey, MFTi
Anna Zozulinsky, Ph.D.