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Supervisory Training

SUPERVISORY TRAINING PROGRAM (one year) – This year-long Supervisory Training Program is advanced training for psychoanalysts that provides the comprehensive knowledge and experience needed to become a competent and successful supervisor. Graduates of this program receive a certificate in the supervision of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.  This program is limited to experienced psychoanalysts with interest in enhancing their ability to do psychoanalytically oriented supervision. 

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Linda Fleischman, LCSW

ADMISSION

Admission is by application and interviews.

Graduates of psychoanalytic institutes who have completed psychoanalytic training four or more years ago are welcome to apply.

REQUIREMENTS

COURSEWORK: Three courses are offered during the year, one per trimester. Each course lasts 11 weeks and is one hour and twenty minutes in length. Courses will be offered virtually this coming year, and the time they are offered will be determined by the class and the instructor.

CLINICAL REQUIREMENT: Supervisors in training are required to supervise a psychoanalytic candidate or a graduate of a psychoanalytic program. WCSPP requires its psychoanalytic candidates to be supervised by an STP candidate for one block of supervision.

SUPERVISION: Candidates in this program will meet with a senior supervisor from WCSPP once a week to supervise the clinical supervision they are doing. Forty hours of supervision is required.

FEES

Tuition: $575 per course per trimester, to be paid prior to the start of each trimester

Administrative fee: $75 per trimester, to be paid at the time of course registration

Individual Supervision: $50 per session

Financial assistance may be available on a need documented basis, and individual payment plans may be arranged with prior approval.

COURSES

FALL

Review of historic and contemporary literature on supervision. Among the topics covered will be transference, countertransference and parallel process as they relate to supervision. Additionally, the use of authority, the dangers of collusion, the supervisor’s and the supervisee’s narcissism and unanticipated negative effects of supervision. Issues related to the supervisor’s accountability to the supervisee and the patient will be discussed. 

WINTER AND SPRING

Intensive exploration of how the supervisor’s own values and identity as an analyst inform the work as a supervisor, i.e., what data is relevant, what is mutative, what theories and techniques are emphasized. Important readings and case material related to these and other challenging issues in supervision will be considered.

                                 

INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHODYNAMIC SUPERVISION IN AGENCY PRACTICE (one trimester course) – This is a single, stand-alone course offered in the fall trimester that focuses on enhancing the supervisory skills of mental health practitioners who are working in agencies. This course is intended for those already doing supervision as well as those who anticipate doing so in the future.  The goal of the course is to learn more about contemporary psychoanalytic and psychodynamic theory as it relates to supervision. Students will have an opportunity to expand and deepen their understanding of how to help a diverse group of mental health practitioners treat clients with varying socioeconomic backgrounds, races, ethnicities, religions and sexual orientations.

CE CREDITS

14 CE Credits are offered to those who complete the course with consistent attendance. 

ADMISSION

Admission is by application and interviews. 

Licensed mental health professionals who have graduated from accredited masters or doctoral level programs are welcome to apply.

REQUIREMENTS

COURSEWORK: This course meets weekly for an hour and twenty minutes for 11 weeks. Meeting time will be determined by the instructor and the class.  The course will be offered virtually this coming September. 

The course will consist of assigned readings, discussion, and clinical case presentations by the instructor and members of the class. Topics discussed will include: 

  • how we define ourselves as therapists and supervisors
  • the role of the supervisor in an agency
  • goals of supervision
  • models of supervision
  • issues of trust, power and safety
  • supervision of paraprofessionals
  • transference toward the agency
  • race and gender and their impact on the supervisor and supervisee 
  • supervision with challenging populations, e.g. serious mental illness, involvement in the criminal justice system
  • the impact of contemporary health and political issues

FEES: 

Tuition: $575 per course per trimester, to be paid prior to the start of each trimester

Financial assistance may be available on a need documented basis, and individual payment plans may be arranged with prior approval.

 

Interested applicants should contact Coren Schwartz at 914-449-7100 or Corensz@gmail.com.