This unit provides teaching and supervision for a second semester following PSTY5006A to support the clinical experience of running an initial intensive psychodynamic psychotherapy of 2 sessions per week in the Conversational Model. Small group supervision will center on listening to audiotaped sessions of the psychotherapy of a patient brought from the student's workplace or allocated from an associated psychotherapy program, discussing the ongoing developmental and relational formulation and maintenance of the frame and developing work on the middle and ending phases of therapy. Ongoing supervision will focus on the micro-processes of the interaction including attunement, affect, language, states of mind, transference, countertransference and co-transference and separation anxiety. The student will deepen their capacity to work with traumatic states of mind. The aim is to further develop student's skills in sensitive and responsive practice that will foster the conversational flow of the therapy, the development of the therapeutic relationship and the patient's self, facilitating higher levels of reflective capacity and coherence to allow the integration of trauma. The way the difficult past repeats itself in the therapy and is then addressed with work in the co-transference will be explored. Formative log-book assessments will scaffold the learning for final assessments.
45 min supervision/ wk; ce of 2 hours/wk; 1hr x lec/wk nd on thursday morning.
supervision log-book (20%) 1 x case presentation (20%) 1 x 3000wd essay (5% formative and 30% summative) 1x 30min oral exam (30%)
Meares R. The Metaphor of Play. 2005 Russell Meares, Nick Bendit, Joan Haliburn, Anthony Korner, Dawn Mears, David Butt. Borderline Personality Disorder and the Hobson R. Forms of Feeling: The Heart of Psychotherapy. Originally published London:Tavistock, 1985 . Reprinted New, York: Routledge
PSTY5201 and PSTY5202 and PSTY5203 and PSTY5204 and PSTY5205 and PSTY5206 and PSTY5207