Supervision of Psychotherapy
Paul David, MD
Psychoanalyst Member, Chair of Supervision, and Faculty of the Advanced Training Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Fellowship in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy programs, BPSI. Dr. David is a co-author of The Supervisory Encounter. Private practice in Brookline.
8 Sessions: Wednesdays, February 1, 15; March 1, 15, 29; April 12, 26; May 10, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: BPSI, 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459
Fee: Early Bird: $175 • Regular: $225 (after January 14, 2017)
The fee is waived for BPSI Members, Trainees, and Associates. Scholarships are available upon request.
Supervision is central to the teaching and learning of psychotherapy, yet supervisors often receive little or no formal training in how to supervise. In this seminar, we will explore the process of psychotherapy supervision, through readings, discussion, vignettes (provided by the instructor and members of the seminar) and live supervision (members supervising one another, observed by the group). We will examine interpersonal, theoretical, and technical issues in the supervisory process. This seminar is intended for early and experienced psychotherapy supervisors as well as those who are just starting out as supervisors. Topics to be covered include: the history of supervision, the opening phase, the supervisory frame, the learning assessment, models of supervision, supervisory interventions, authority, mutuality, intersubjectivity, the supervisor’s mode of involvement, affect and boundaries in supervision, self-esteem in the supervisory relationship, and the closing phase of supervision.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Discuss different models of supervision.
- Describe the negotiation of the supervisor-supervisee contract with attention to arrangements, material to be discussed, expectations, clinical responsibility, evaluations and confidentiality.
- Discuss options for supervisory interventions and demonstrate skill at using these interventions in conducting supervision.
- Discuss different modes of thinking in supervision and consider these modes in evaluating the learning style of supervisees.
- Discuss the supervisory relationship, including issues of authority, inter-subjectivity, mutuality and the supervisor’s mode of involvement in the supervision.
- Discuss the importance of the mid-year and end-year evaluations in facilitating both education and quality assurance for the supervisory relationship.
- Observe demonstrations of psychotherapy supervision.
- Practice psychotherapy supervision in dyads.
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Lecture, 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Group Discussion
This course is only for intermediate and advanced licensed mental health clinicians and trainees on the path to licensure. Continuing Education credits are offered for psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers.
Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Psychologists: The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program fulfills the requirements for 12 hours of CE.
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