Psychodynamic Supervision / Edition 1

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For therapists working in clinics and hospitals, as well as those who conduct private practices, supervision is a crucial resource long past formal training. Martin Rock offers anyone who has been supervised, is in supervision, or does supervision, a thought provoking and challenging perspective on the supervisor and supervisee.

Covers various approaches, issues, problems, possible resolutions, with brief historical context in introduction.

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Editorial Reviews

Edgar Levenson
As Dr. Rock demonstrates, supervision is not the transmission of canonical wisdom from master to neophyte, but part of the continuing struggle of psychoanalysts to formulate what it is they do when they do what they know how to do. One cannot read this stimulating book without questioning one's own premises and enriching one's clinical perceptions, not just about the process of supervision, but about psychoanalysis itself.
Joseph Weiss
Presents a wealth of ideas about supervision, abundantly illustrated by examples from supervisory experiences. The reader is bound to learn new approaches to supervision, and to think anew about his own work as a supervisor. It discusses in depth the kind of relationship between supervisor and supervisee that can lead to a rich learning experience for both.
Stanly Teitelbaum
This book is at the cutting edge of the contemporary landscape in psychotherapy supervision. The major strengths of the book lie in the way it addresses the complexity of the supervisory relationship and the way in which the latter impacts on the treatment process. Emphasis is given to the concordant and contrasting experiences of supervisors and supervisees which facilitate or impede the therapist's progress. Supervisory impasses and failures, seldom described in the literature, are discussed.
Lewis Aron
Until now, little has been written about the implications of the relational and intersubjective developments for psychodynamic supervision. Psychodynamic Supervision reexamines the fundamentals of supervision from a relational/interpersonal perspective. The authors place particular emphasis on the mutuality inherent in the supervisory relationship. These chapters are vivid, lively, experiential, and provide numerous illustrations of the reciprocal structure of psychodynamic supervision.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568216935
  • Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 410
  • Sales rank: 528,628
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.42 (h) x 1.27 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin H. Rock, Ph.D., is associate professor at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 3
1 On Supervisory Parataxis and Dialogue 29
2 Being Too Good 57
3 The Interactional Triad in Supervision 77
4 Effective Supervision 107
5 And Now for Something Completely Different: Postgraduate Supervision 135
6 Psychoanalytic Supervision as the Crossroads of a Relational Matrix 161
7 Toward a Model of Psychoanalytic Supervision from a Self-Psychological/Intersubjective Perspective 189
8 From Parallel Process to Developmental Process: A Developmental/Plan Formulation Approach to Supervision 213
9 A Proposal to Enlarge the Individual Model of Psychoanalytic Supervision 239
10 Towards Autonomy: Some Thoughts on Psychoanalytic Supervision 263
11 Collusive Selective Inattention to the Negative Impact of the Supervisory Interaction 285
12 Supervision Amidst Abuse: The Supervisee's Perspective 315
13 Supervision Amidst Abuse: The Supervisor's Perspective 339
14 Resolving Impasses: Including Patients and Supervisees in Consultations 361
Index 399
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