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Supervisory Training

WCSPP’s Supervisory Training Program is pleased to announce a new course:

Introduction to Psychodynamic Supervision in Agencies and Private Practice

Live Via Zoom!
*CE Credits for Most NYS License

The Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and the Supervisory Training Program are pleased to announce a new course that is focused on enhancing the supervisory skills of mental health practitioners in agencies and private offices. This course is intended both for those already doing supervision and those who anticipate doing so in the future. Classes will meet weekly beginning in September for eleven weeks.

The goal of the course is to learn more about contemporary psychoanalytic and psychodynamic theory as it relates to supervision. Students will 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.

For instance, the class will explore the dynamics of power and hierarchy between supervisors and agencies, supervisors and those they supervise and therapists and their clients. The supervision of psychotherapists, case managers and paraprofessionals will be considered from many perspectives, including current concerns about covid 19 and virtual supervision and clinical practice.

Instructor: Mary DeVivo, LCSW

Mary DeVivo, LCSW is a psychoanalyst in private practice with over 30 years of agency work, and she has held many supervisory positions. Mary is a graduate of several programs at WCSPP and received a certificate in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy in 1995, a certificate in supervision in 2016, and a certificate in couples therapy in 2019. In addition Mary has worked at Human Development Services of Westchester, Inc. as Director of Care Management; Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health as Program Coordinator, Coordinator of Community Education; Albert Einstein College of Medicine as Co-Director of Vietnam Veterans Family and Children Services; Rockland Psychiatric Center as Treatment Team Leader; Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center as Family Outreach Coordinator; Creedmoor Psychiatric Center as Rehabilitation Coordinator.

Interested applicants please contact our Co-Directors of Admissions:
Chris Nardozzi, JD, LCSW:
Susan Schwartz, PsyD:

*CE hours available for most NYS licenses. (Credits pending for NYS psychologists and CT LCSWs).
Financial Aid is available for those who qualify

Program begins September 2021