Dreams shroud the waking world, dazzling and disturbing it with mystery, perplexity, novelty, inspiration, anxiety, terror, hope, and possibility. Dreams have a protean vitality that resists, defies, and eludes fixed structures of interpretation. Anthony Blake, an English intellectual, has described dreams as something unbidden that come out of darkness with an intelligence beyond our waking intelligence to grasp.This statement captures the mystery and challenge of the dream, suggestive of an otherworldly interface between the sleeping mind and the world, an indeterminate interface that holds unrealized potential.
Clinical Supervision | A Contemporary Psychoanalytic Approach
Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Through lecture, exercises, shared clinical vignettes, and discussion this course will examine the supervisory process. Utilizing concepts such as mutuality, multiple self-organization, and co-transference, as well as drawing from psychotherapy outcome research this course will present a contemporary psychoanalytic model of supervision. It will attempt to make explicit personal organizing principles that influence how we think about ourselves, how we understand psychological development psychological change, and how we conduct therapy and supervision. Participants will examine their growth as a therapist, reflecting on critical experiences that shaped their development in order to better understand their role as a supervisor. They will learn about the stages in the development of a psychotherapist and a supervisor, and characteristics of effective supervision. Through questions and shared clinical vignettes, participants will look at the nuts and bolts of supervision. Participants will discuss common ethical dilemmas that arise in supervision and examine California laws that are most relevant to conducting ethical supervision.