Annual SSP Symposium: Ethical Supervision: What’s my worldview got to do with it?

Jila Behnad, LMFT; Amy Glick, LMFT; Zonya Johnson, Phd; and Daniel Yu, LCSW

Saturday, February 1, 2020, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Registration starts at 8:30 am.

Ethical Supervision:
What’s my worldview got to do with it?

Our worldview is influenced by our inherited characteristics, past and present experiences, social locations, and by the values, attitudes, and habits we have developed over time. It informs and influences our perceptions, thinking, and doing.

In this symposium, we will explore how our worldview – our conscious and unconscious ways of viewing ourselves and the world around us, informs how we ethically engage with our clients, supervisees, consultees and one another. Starting from this assumption, the four speakers will take up one or more of the following questions:

1. How do you relate to and engage with your worldview as a supervisor and what does that have to do with being ethical?

2. How does my worldview affect my ethics and conduct as a supervisor?

3. How has my worldview created blind spots that have impacted my supervision or consultation?

In addition, this symposium will include small group discussions where participants will have an opportunity to examine their own worldview, including grappling with how it both informs their understanding of ethical supervision and how their worldview may have compromised their ethical conduct as supervisors.

Meets the mandatory CE requirements for law and ethics and supervision coursework.

Jila Behnad, LMFT, is an Iranian American Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist offering treatment in English and Farsi. She is a graduate of JFK University and is certified by the International Center of Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) as a Certified EFT Therapist and Supervisor. Jila is Founder and CEO of the Raha Foundation, a nonprofit organization consisting of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists and Social Workers in Northern California serving the Iranian American community. The mission of Raha is breaking the mental illness stigma, raising awareness and improving the mental health of the community.

Amy Glick, LMFT, is a marriage and family therapist and psychoanalyst with a private practice in Berkeley. She works with individuals, couples, and families from diverse backgrounds, provides consultation for therapists and supervisors, and runs the senior women’s group for the City of El Cerrito. She’s an individual and group supervisor and faculty member at The Psychotherapy Institute (TPI), and a consultant, faculty member, and committee co-chair for TPI’s Supervision Study Program. Amy is also an Analyst Member and on the faculty of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, and is currently teaching and writing about the ethical significance of cultivating our emotional receptivity to injustice in psychodynamic, relational psychotherapy and supervision.

Zonya Johnson, Phd, is a clinical and health psychologist who has been in practice and teaching for over 40 years. She has developed and administered clinical training and community mental health programs, supervising graduate students in their clinical work from an eclectic perspective informed by humanistic and relational psychodynamic approaches. In her clinical practice, she provides culturally attuned psychotherapy with individual and couples. She also offers consultation and coaching to agencies and individual clinicians facilitating cultural competence/awareness, and addressing how race, power and privilege manifest in mental health and in health care work. She has managed in-patient units for severely disturbed adults, training programs in ethnicity and mental health, and directed doctoral programs for clinicians. She received her degrees from the University of Michigan and Boston University.

Daniel Yu, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in San Francisco where he sees individual adults and adolescents as well as couples and families. Additionally, he provides consultation to other therapists as well as attorneys in corporate and family law settings. Daniel is also a certified mediator working with families in divorce. He is on faculty for the Coalition for Clinical Social Work at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, and teaches for the International Institute for Student Counseling and Mental Health at UC Berkeley. He also supervises for the Access Institute. Daniel was formerly faculty, and a board member for the China American Psychoanalytic Alliance.

Date & Time: Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Registration and continental breakfast starts at 8:30 am.

Location: Nile Hall, Preservation Park, 668 13th St., Oakland, CA (get map and directions)

Parking: Free at Central Parking Garage, 1250 M.L.K. Jr. Way, across from Preservation Park

 Registration Fee: by 01/06/20 after 01/06/20
TPI Members (Lunch and CEs are extra) $125 $150
TPI Supervisors (Lunch and CEs are extra) $75 $95
Nonmembers (Lunch and CEs are extra) $150 $175
Prelicensed Students/Interns (Lunch is extra) $85 $110

Lunch: $15 additional fee.

CE: 6 Credits. $10 additional fee for CE credits. This course offers 6CEs that will count both for the required 6 units for supervision and the required 6 units for law and ethics. The Psychotherapy Institute is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists, LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs (provider number PSY005). The Psychotherapy Institute maintains responsibility for these programs and their content (see Course Policies).

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