Clinical Supervision: A Group Approach to the Art of Practicing Therapy
Saturdays ongoing, 10:30am-12:00pm. Summer break: June/July/August
Brooklyn Social Therapy Group, 104 S. Oxford St. (betw. Fulton & Lafayette Sts.)
$200/month. Student rates available. Two month minimum required.
Contact Christine LaCerva: firstname.lastname@example.org
Practicing psychotherapy is one of the most intimate and demanding of professions. Therapists sit with their clients – hour after hour – listen to their stories, and experience the emotional pain of their lives. What kind of support do therapists need to do the work of helping others develop? How do we deal with the isolation we often feel? How do we continue to grow emotionally ourselves? The answer for many therapists is supervision—a supportive environment to speak with other practitioners, share and try out new ideas, and grapple with all that’s difficult. The Institute offers group clinical supervision in which therapists from a variety of therapeutic orientations work together to create a rich, caring environment to advance their work and find support. Clinical supervision offers a context to examine the conceptual framework, assumptions, interpretations, biases and strengths that each of us brings to the chair. Participants are supported to create a supervisory environment that goes beyond collective problem-solving and “finding the correct diagnosis,” to one in which we can exercise our creativity as practitioners.