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SCIENTIFIC MEETING – Stand-Still During Psychoanalytic Supervision

SCIENTIFIC MEETING - Stand-Still During Psychoanalytic Supervision

Presenter: Joshua Levy, PhD, C.Psych.

Wednesday, December 6, 2023: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm (no break)

TPS Scientific Meeting: Open to IPA Members; TPS Affiliates/Guests; TIP Candidates; ATPPP Trainees; and FPP Students.

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Though Stand-Still of different degrees is a common experience during supervisions, it has been rarely addressed in the literature. We differentiate between a stand-still that is a necessary period that is required to consolidate the gains, from the one that threatens to dissolve the supervision. Based on clinical material from an analytic supervision we shall discuss these issues.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this presentation participants will be able to:

  1. To discuss the various degrees of stand-still in supervision
  2. To compare your experience with the one presented.
Joshua Levy, PhD, C.Psych.

Joshua Levy, PhD, CPsych. is the most senior Training and Supervising Analyst at the Toronto Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and is on the faculty of The Toronto Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis. He is the recipient of the Otto Weininger Memorial Award for lifetime achievement, given by the Canadian Psychological Association and the Hans Loewald Memorial Award. He has published on learning to understand and work with dreams during the analytic process, learning to appreciate multiple analytic perspectives, and was involved in day long workshops on analytic listening. At present he is guiding a study group on psychoanalytic supervision.

This event is eligible for Section 1 CME credits (0.5 credits/hour). This event is an accredited group learning activity (section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certificate Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA). The specific opinions and content of this event are not necessarily those of the CPA, and are the responsibility of the organizer(s) alone. As per the Royal College standard, each presentation provides a minimum of 25% interactive learning.

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