Program Rationale, Philosophy, And Description
The Diploma in Psychoanalytic Clinical Supervision is a one-year professional diploma specializing in psychoanalytic clinical supervision. Ongoing clinical supervision is required for all practitioner members of ICP and its member organisations including APPI, IFPP, IFCAPP, and IGAS, in support of their clinical practice. Supervision is a creative and reflective process between a senior psychoanalytic practitioner and a qualified colleague or trainee. Clinical supervision facilitates the growth, professional development, and therapeutic skills of the supervisee by evaluating the analytic process occurring between the supervisee and their client, and a supervisory relationship promotes development, competencies, awareness of limitations, and a focus on ethical considerations. This includes attention in a supportive environment to a client’s therapeutic process, the role of internal and external factors arising in the context of the work, the promotion of an analytic attitude, and the role of the unconscious in both relationships, the client and the supervisor, throughout the psychoanalytic psychotherapist’s professional life. The program runs on 8 block weekends from Feb-Nov, comprising Friday evenings and Saturday daytimes. The program schedule is below.
A core aim of the teaching, learning and assessment strategy of the program is that it be learner-centered, taking place in a supportive and constructive environment which encourages and facilitates candidates to realise their full potential. A core principle of the program is its aim to produce graduates with highly developed clinical skills and a deep appreciation of the contextual factors that shape the parameters of their professional practice. A further intention is that graduates would be critical, reflective practitioners with a strong capacity for independent self-directed work and continuing research.
As part of the application process, applicants undergo interviews with 2 members of the Program Team.
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Target Group of Candidates
The program is offered to psychoanalytic practitioners with a minimum of five years of professional accreditation with their psychoanalytic professional body. Those who are not registered practitioners will be able to avail of the registered practitioner seminar on the FLi Program of Continuing Studies (PCS) which runs simultaneously and has a component which supports preparation for the RegPract process. On completion of the program, candidates will be in a position to seek supervisor recognition within their member organisations.
Program Learning Objectives
Upon completion of the Diploma program, participants will demonstrate:
- Specialist theoretical knowledge and professional competency in clinical supervision in the psychoanalytic model and its application in clinical and professional settings.
- Critically reflect on the role of the unconscious in the supervisory relationship.
- Demonstrate a detailed professional knowledge from a professional’s perspective of the socio-legal and psychological contexts, concepts, and processes that underpin clinical supervision.
- An ability to recognise the boundaries and ethical aspects of clinical supervision and the importance of appropriate response strategies to individual professional needs.
- Evaluate and handle multifaceted issues in which judgments are made whilst reflecting upon the wider professional issues and the responsibilities of their role as a professional within clinical supervision.
- Debate current research and practice regarding clinical supervision, discerning its value and contribution to professional practice.
- Critically reflect and evaluate individual professional practice and knowledge base in order to recognise the need for continuous professional development and lifelong learning.
** Supervisors-in-Training (SIT) taking the RegPract can take that module in June on the PCS program.
*** Dec 20, 2024: Submission of Clinical Portfolio
Fees are paid in full before the course commences in Jan 2024 or in two halves of €1,400 in Jan 2024 and July 2024.
** Course fee also includes attendance at the RegPract Module on the Program for Continuing Studies for those seeking the award of RegPract (PCS10, Preparing for the Role of Registered Practitioner).