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. 


Coren Schwartz, LCSW


Admission is by application and interviews.

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


COURSEWORK: Three courses are offered during the year, one per trimester. Each course meets for 11 weeks on Wednesdays from 12:40 to 2:00 pm, via Zoom.

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.


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.


FALL:  Review of Historic and Contemporary Literature on Supervision

This course examines current and historical thinking about the nature and practice of supervision through an overview of the literature.  Topics covered include transference, countertransference and parallel process as they relate to supervision. Additionally, the use of authority, dangers of collusion, the supervisor and supervisee’s narcissism and unanticipated negative effects of supervision. Responsibility and accountability to the supervisee and to the patient will also be considered.

WINTER:  Who We Are and What We Do as Supervisors

This course considers the tasks and processes of supervision and who we are as supervisors. Topics include methodology, supervision of the therapist vs. supervision of the case, boundaries of supervision and analysis, subjective elements in analytic technique, collaborative and conflictual aspects of the supervisory relationship and one’s motivation for doing the work.

SPRING:  Synthesis of Theory and Clinical Experience

With the use of formal case presentations, the candidates have the opportunity to integrate their thinking on supervision.  A cohesive group allows for discussion and exploration of what approaches best resonate and fit one’s personality and how our values and belief systems play central roles in our supervisory work.  Candidates will develop a clearer and more formulated understanding of supervision and their own clinical process.

Interested applicants should contact Coren Schwartz at 914-449-7100 or