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Training begins in September and goes for the next 12 months.  Participants receive individual weekly consultation from senior clinicians who have closely studied and applied the supervision process.  Additionally, there is a monthly Saturday Seminar (generally on the second Saturday of each month) followed by a monthly small group consultation, this year led by Terri Rubinstein, LMFT, Ph.D., on the same Saturday.  The consultation group will study the literature and share supervisory experiences, to better understand the complex relationships between consultant and supervisor, supervisor and supervisee, and supervisee and patient.

Who should apply?

  • Therapists who wish to learn about supervision, sharpen their teaching skills, or develop a better understanding of the process of teaching psychotherapy
  • Therapists interested in making the passage to a more advanced level of practice as teachers and mentors
  • Therapists in positions of authority who want to become more effective in a leadership role
  • Supervisors working in community agencies who are needing more support, and are interested in deepening their knowledge of supervision and sharpening their skills.  

Qualifications

  • Applicants must be licensed in California to practice independently in a mental health field (for example, psychiatry, social work, psychology, marriage/family therapy, nursing) and have a minimum of two years of post-license clinical experience.
  • Applicants must have the capacity for introspection and self-awareness.
  • Applicants must be supervising or consulting at the time they enter the program. The Selection Committee can suggest supervisory opportunities for program participants who are not already providing supervision or consultation.

Topics of Study Include

  • Introduction to Psychodynamic/Relational Supervision in Sociocultural Context
  • Ethical Considerations in Relational Supervision
  • Thinking about Parallel Process from a Systemic Perspective
  • Attending to Therapists’ Developmental Needs and Learning Styles
  • Giving Difficult Feedback: Working with Transference/Countertransference
  • Teach/Treat Reconsidered
  • Power Differentials in the Context of Supervision and Impasse
  • Supervision in Different Settings: Working with Diverse Populations
  • Supervision in the Context of Present and Historical Trauma
  • Group Supervision and Supervising Group Therapy
  • Supervision and Termination
  • The Supervision of Clinical Work with Diverse Couples and Families

Completed application deadlines have been extended and are due May 31, 2018.