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Continuing Education Courses for
Mental Health Professionals ...

Our courses run on an academic year, so we are currently on summer break.  Check back with us in August for a listing of all upcoming Lectures and Seminars

Group Supervision
for Licensed Therapists
From a psychodynamic perspective, any patient/therapist pair undertakes a complex process involving both conscious as well as unconscious forces in both participants.  Social, cultural and reality factors add to the complexity of the interactions at cognitive, emotional, interpersonal and therapeutically responsive levels.  The supervisor can assist the therapist in establishing a formulation of the core conflicts - both conscious and unconscious - presented by the patient.

16 Group Supervisory Sessions
Dates to be determined by each group
Fee: $320
Certificate of Participation Awarded Upon Completion
To apply, click HERE:  Group Supervision Registration Form (pdf, 351.08KB).

1.  Help the supervisee recognize the differences between the patients manifest vs. latent communications and when and how to respond to them based on the overall treatment strategy.
2.  Identify patient transferences and therapist's countertransferences.

Participants in this program will be placed into groups of 3 or 4 therapists with an Institute Faculty member or Advanced Candidate as a supervisor.  The group will meet weekly, at a time negotiated between the supervisees and the supervisor.  Sixteen group sessions will be planned over a five-month period.

Windows into the Therapy Process
Stuart Ozar, MD, and Melissa Scolaro, MA, MSW

    Wednesdays January - March 2015
    7:15-9:15 p.m.
    Institute Classroom A
    CME/CE: 14 Credit Hours
    Fee: $225 (book fee included)

    Registration available in the Fall

    For clinicians or mental health students who are curious about what it is that psychodynamic therapists actually do, we offer a "window" into the process and a chance to connect an introduction to theory with actual clinical material.  Each class will begin with a brief theoretical discussion of a core clinical concept, followed by the presentation and discussion of material from a long-term psychotherapy process.

    We welcome lively discussion, dialogue and debate. While we encourage therapists working from within other theoretical frameworks to take this class, we do expect participants to have some knowledge of psychodynamic theory and practice.

    Participants will be able to:

    1. Identify characteristic aspects of clinical material.
    2. Clarify the relationship of theory to clinical practice.
    3. Describe various phases of treatment.
    4. Describe the experience and use of transference and countertransference.
    5. Define the concepts of conflict and compromise formation.
    6. Describe multiple models of psychological functioning.
    7. Describe the spectrum of psychodynamic treatments.
    8. Begin to assess suitability for psychodynamic treatments.
    9. Describe various types of defensive operations.
    10. Describe the emotional challenges experienced by psychotherapists.
    11. Describe the reasons why a therapist's personal therapy is important.
    12. Describe what is meant by the concept of psychotherapeutic frame.

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