skip to Main Content

SCIENTIFIC WORKSHOP – Psychoanalytic Supervision

SCIENTIFIC WORKSHOP - Psychoanalytic Supervision

Presenter: Joshua Levy, PhD, CPsych

Discussant: Active Audience Participation

Saturday, December 7, 2019: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
(1 hour break)

Fee: $175 (includes lunch)

Open to Members, Affiliates/Guests, TIP Candidates, and ATPPP Trainees. Preregistration is required.

Psychoanalytic Stalemate is a common occurrence and if not resolved, the outcome of the analysis is compromised. Analytic stalemate may result in negative therapeutic reaction, premature termination and other untoward consequences.

In this workshop we will focus on the role of psychoanalytic supervision in the working through of PSYCHOANALITIC STALEMATE.

The CLINICAL MATERIAL is based both on the complex detailed interactions between the analyst and his patient and on the complex interactions between the supervisor and the analyst. We will study two psychanalytic sessions and their supervisions. The first session draws on data that highlights the analytic stalemate. The second session, some time later, suggest evidence that the analytic stalemate have been ameliorated.

As PARTICIPANTS, you will have the data to form your own independent assessments of the supervisions.

Through the comparisons of the divergent of ideas that will emerge during the discussions we will develop a clearer understanding of what constitutes EFFECTIVE ANALYTIC SUPERVISION.

Learning Objectives:

Workshop participants will be:

  1. Learning the complexity involved in understanding and responding to analytic stalemate.
  2. Learning a style of supersion that was used in this case.


8:30 am – 9:00 am: Continental Breakfast and Registration
9:00 am – 9:10 am: Introduction
10:30 am – 10:45 am: Coffee Break
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Discussions of the two analytic sessions and the supervisions.

* Relevant references on four perspectives will be sent to the participants prior to the workshop.

Register Now
Joshua Levy, PhD, CPsych

Joshua Levy PhD, CPsych, is a training and supervising analyst at the Toronto Psychoanalytic Institute, Faculty member at the TICP and Associate Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. He has published papers on the learning and teaching of dream analysis in psychoanalysis, has presented workshops on learning to appreciate the multiple perspectives on analytic interactions as well as a workshop on analytic listening. The recipient of The Hans Loewald International Award (October 2019).

The Scientific Meetings and Workshops are eligible for Section 1 CME credits.

Full-time students in universities and colleges, and mental-health trainees are eligible for a 25% reduction in course fees. Proof of 2019/2020 status needs to be provided. Please contact the tps&i directly to register at a discount. Refunds must be requested in writing two weeks prior to the beginning of a course. A handling fee of $30 will be retained. After these two weeks, fees cannot be returned.

For more information about and for registration in the tps&i Extension Programs, Scientific Meetings, Training Programs, Study and Supervision groups and Special Presentations, please visit our website: or email

Back To Top