The role of supervision in the training of a psychoanalyst

Lewis, Andrew 2007, The role of supervision in the training of a psychoanalyst, Analysis, vol. 13, pp. 85-90.

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Title The role of supervision in the training of a psychoanalyst
Author(s) Lewis, AndrewORCID iD for Lewis, Andrew
Journal name Analysis
Volume number 13
Start page 85
End page 90
Publisher Australian Centre for Psychoanalysis
Place of publication Carlton South, Vic.
Publication date 2007
ISSN 1324-5155
Summary This paper discusses the role of clinical supervision in psychoanalytic training. It also discusses the impact of training modes on the psychoanalytic organisations that use these different models of training. The paper argues that psychoanalytic training consists of a unique combination of personal analysis, study of psychoanalytic theory and research and clinical supervision. Given the variation of these three components and their possible interactions, an overly prescriptive view of training can be detrimental and counterproductive. The effectiveness of psychoanalytic supervision is to a significant degree dependent upon a trainee being engaged in personal analysis. Clinical competency requires extensive clinical experience obtained in a variety of settings and with a broad exposure to patient groups. The detrimental implications of restrictive and reductive views on psychoanalytic training that seek to specify quantitative criteria rather than clearly articulate clinical competencies are discussed.
Language eng
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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