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Case Consultation and Supervision for Therapists


PRIMARY MODALITIES:

Contemporary Relational Psychoanalytic:   

Intersubjective-Systems Theory (Stolorow, Atwood, Brandchaft, Orange).

Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (Kohut).

Improve your effectiveness and sense of mastery.  Consultation can be especially helpful if there has been a recent traumatizing situation that caused a crisis of confidence.  Such feelings can occur after loss, professional challenges, illness, transitions, or by working in a confrontive or challenging context.

Using concepts from contemporary relational theories, and other existential and humanistic theories, I offer you insight-based, collaborative, and supportive mentoring on content or process issues such as:

  • The therapeutic relationship: ambiguities, avoidance, dependence, impasses, transference, outside interactions, conjunctions, limit-setting, etc.

  • Identifying patient/client’s emergent themes and raising them into awarenessthe 'real' or an interpretation?... perceptions, memory, the uncertainty of experience, vulnerabilities, the intersubjective field, etc.

  • Understanding the significance of context and phenomenologythe why, when, what of enactments, symptoms, impasses, and how we understand their role, mutual influence, etc.

  • Working with dreams and other concretizationsunderstanding the dream/concretization, dyadic process, presentation, communication, understanding connection between phenomenology and context, etc.

  • Growing edge challengesconditions of working, conflict, boundaries, non-verbals, challenging requests, etc.

  • Issues that arise repetitively in your work: use as a selfobject, being bullied, difficulty with time management, becoming emotionally wounded and retaliatory, excessive preoccupation, self-care, anxieties, etc.

  • Difficult moments in sessionchronic lateness, silences, resistances, requests for instant fixes, dismissal, demeaning, reactivity, etc.

  • Finding the words to bring up something you need addressedyour vacation, unpaid fees, change of schedule, substance use, gifts, etc.

  • Explore how you would like to change as a therapist: hiddenness/openness, responsiveness, ways of being with painful emotions, etc.

  • Your language and style as a therapist“isolated mind” to relational and systems thinking, 'recovery' and other behavioral approaches to psychodynamic, bringing in new skills, etc.

  • Talking about the transference and working with defensive (protective) process: seeing, understanding, and addressing transferences, types of transferences, owning the attribution, dealing with love or hate, etc.

Also: Attachment theory, Complex-systems theory, dream interpretation, use of self-disclosure, affect attunement, humor, quality of presence, compassion, empathic resonance, co-transference, the relationship, and many other topics.

My goal is to shelp you become effective and confident in this, the "Impossible Profession!"

 

 

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