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Discussion of Supervision and a Clinical Presentation of a Supervision
Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center Library
Pittsburgh, PA
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Discussion of Supervision and a Clinical Presentation of a Supervision
SUGGESTED AUDIENCE:  psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors and other mental health professionals

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
7:00-9:00 p.m.

Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center
Kenmawr Building
401 Shady Ave., Suite B-101
Pittsburgh, PA  15206

Cost for both sessions:  $85 - 4 CEs/CMEs awarded
$50 - without CEs/CMEs

Instructors for both sessions: Bruce Fink, Ph.D. and Howard Foster, M.D.

The second session will include a clinical presentation by
Gary Ciuffetelli, M.D. (W.P.I.C. Fourth Year Resident).

Recommended Reading: Weinstein, L., Winer, J., & Ornstein, E. (2009). Supervision and self-disclosure: modes of supervisory interaction. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association 57: 1379-1400.

The goals of the first session are to compare and to contrast Dr. Fink's (who has a Lacanian background), and Dr. Foster's (who has a Freudian background) approaches to supervision.  The format will be each of them presenting their approaches to supervision with ample time for discussion.  Some of the issues discussed will be: supervisory alliance, modes of supervisory intervention (moral mode, therapeutic mode, empirical mode and modeling mode as discussed by Weinstein et. al.), supervisor encouraging supportive vs. uncovering interventions in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis (e.g. dream work and slips), countertransference issues and parallel process in supervision.
In the second session, the format will be Dr. Ciuffetelli presenting a case that he works on in supervision with Dr. Foster.  Process notes from the supervision will be presented in order to give data to explore the concepts discussed in the first session.   The goal is to have a discussion of various approaches to supervision, and the pros and cons of these approaches, remembering that the best supervisor is the patient.  

Learning Objectives of Session One:
1. Participants will be able to compare how two analysts, one with a Lacanian background and the other with a Freudian background, carry out supervision.
2. Participants will describe four modes of supervisory interaction: moral, therapeutic, empirical, and modeling.

Learning Objectives of Session Two:
1.  Participants will discuss the four modes of supervisory interactions, as they apply to a clinical presentation of supervision.
2.  Participants will discuss how supervisors work with supervisees on the issue of supportive interventions versus uncovering interventions.

BRUCE FINK, Ph.D. is a practicing Lacanian psychoanalyst and analytic supervisor. He trained as a psychoanalyst in France for seven years with and is now a member of the psychoanalytic institute Jacques Lacan created shortly before his death, the École de la Cause freudienne in Paris, and obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of Psychoanalysis at the University of Paris VIII (Saint-Denis). He served as Duquesne University's Professor of Psychology from 1993 to 2013 and is currently an affiliated member of the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center.

HOWARD FOSTER, M.D. is a faculty member and training and supervising analyst at the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center (PPC). He trained at PPC during the 1980's and has been a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine since 1988.  He is a past president of PPC.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum number of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
APA --American Psychological Association Statement:
Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists:
The Pennsylvania Board of Social Work approves of credits issued by APA sponsors. Therefore the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center is able to offer continuing education credits to social workers and counselors per Section 49.36(a) (6) ix)of the regulations at the time of offering.
The accuracy and utility of the material presented has been reviewed by our Education Committee.  While the content of the workshop or course is intended for the further education of professionals in the field, it is by no means comprehensive training, and should not be considered such. Further reading, training and consultation may be required. No treatment should be undertaken outside the limitations of your skills and expertise.  Expressive forms of psychodynamic psychotherapy is contraindicated in the treatment of some mental illnesses and should not be used to treat all kinds of mental illness.

Need more information?  Call Pittsburgh Psychoanaltyic Center @ 412-661-4224 or email:  administration@pghpsa.org


Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center Library (View)
401 Shady Avenue, Suite B101
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
United States


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Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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