5 Ways to Expand the Clinical Dialogue in Therapy and Supervision
This course provides a user-friendly guide to 5 complex topics: empathy, clinical dimensions, attachment style, selfobject transferences and parallel process.
- 6 Hours of Continuing Education Units for California MFTs, LCSWs and LPCCs
This course meets the BBS requirements for 6 CEU hours of Supervision training mandated with each 2 year license renewal for supervisors of MFT trainees and interns, PCC interns ,and can be applied to the one time, 15 hour supervision training CE requirement for supervisors of Associate Social Workers (ASWs).
Who should take this course:
- LMFTs, LCSWs or LPCCs who are supervising graduate students, unlicensed therapists in agency or private practice settings or those supervising agency staff
- LMFTs, LCSWs or LPCCs who are consultants
- Potential supervisors
- LMFTs, LCSWs or LPCCs accruing the 36 CEUs required by the BBS every license renewal period who want to expand their own psychotherapy skills
- LMFTs, LCSWs or LPCCs who receive supervision or consultation
- This course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs and LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
$62, with unlimited retries until course has been passed. Additionally, you may save your answers at any time during the exam and return to it later by logging back in.
This course provides a user-friendly guide to 5 complex topics in therapy and supervision: empathy, clinical dimensions, attachment style, selfobject transferences and parallel process. Each topic is defined; then techniques to teach and apply these concepts to therapy and supervision are demonstrated through clinical material and case examples.
Supervision requires us to articulate how we work so that we can teach, mentor and guide new members of the profession. We may know how to "do it" but sharing our accumulated knowledge and therapy experience is a challenging task. This course is designed to assist the therapist and the supervisor in the practical application of these five complex subjects in order to enrich and expand the clinical dialogue.
Part I: Empathy
- Teaching basic empathy - clinical examples
- Expanded use of empathy
Part II: Tracking Clinical Dimensions
- The Triangle of Insight
- Clinical dimensions in therapy
- Case example
- Dimensions of supervision
Part III: Attachment Styles
- Secure attachment style
- Dismissing attachment style
- Preoccupied attachment style
- Unresolved attachment style
- Attachment styles in therapy - case examples of each style
- Creating a secure base in supervision
- Problematic attachment styles in supervision
Part IV: Self Psychology's Basic Selfobject Transferences
- Mirroring selfobject transference - Therapist's use of self-primitive, basic & expanded mirroring selfobject functions with case example
- Idealizing selfobject transference - Therapist's use of self-primitive, basic & expanded idealizing functions with case example
- Twinship/Alterego selfobject transference - Therapist's use of self-primitive, basic & expanded twinship/alterego functions with case example
- Selfobject transferences in supervision - Supervision case example
Part V: Parallel Process
- Working definition of parallel process
- Parallel process-a complex multi-directional system
- Tips for recognizing parallel process
Part VI: Resource Materials
- Apply developmentally attuned supervisory skills to teach theoretical approaches
- Urilize new techniques to teach complex psychological concepts
- Acquire new ways to work with empathy
- Use different clinical dimensions to inform intervention strategies
- Discuss the impact of attachment styles in therapy and supervision
- Utilize basic selfobject transferences to expand the clinical dialogue
- Develop skills in using parallel process