Supervision and Training
Each intern receives three hours of individual psychotherapy supervision per week. Supervision is provided by two senior staff members and one private practitioner from the community. One hour of individual supervision is also provided weekly to co-leaders and process observers on their group work. Additionally, interns receive one hour of individual assessment supervision per week. Supervision is psychodynamic in orientation. Video and audio recording and process notes are used in supervision.
A weekly psychoanalytically-oriented case conference is offered by a member of the senior staff. Focus is on technique as well as viewing treatment from a developmental perspective. Twice-weekly clients seen by the interns are presented via videotape, audiotape and process notes.
Four times per month consulting mental health professionals present topics of interest to interns and staff. These topics have included: working with LGBTQ clients; working with Latina and Latino clients; working with Asian-Pacific Islanders; working with Black clients; mind body connection; dream analysis; ethics; licensure; eating disorders; addictions; personality disorders; couples therapy; and sex therapy.
Interns meet as a group one time per month for one and a half hours with a consulting clinician. Interns are able to use this consultation group to discuss clinical material with a focus on countertransference and group dynamics.