This unit builds on PSTY5007A, providing supervision, intending to continue in semester 2 and support the clinical experience of running a second intensive psychodynamic psychotherapy of 2 sessions per week in the Conversational Model, while continuing supervision of a first case. Individual and small group supervision will center on listening to audiotaped sessions of the psychotherapies of patients brought from the student's workplace or allocated from an associated psychotherapy program, discussing assessment, formulation and the establishment of the frame and contract, and the relevant initial, middle and ending phases of therapy. Supervision will focus on the microprocesses of the interaction including attunement, affect, transference, countertransference and co-transference, states of mind and language. The student will develop and refine skills in sensitive, responsive and reflective practice to foster the conversational flow of the therapy, the development of the therapeutic relationship and the patient's self, and higher levels of reflective capacity and coherence to allow the processing of trauma and the integration of traumatic experience. Repetitions and enactments will be addressed. Supervised case ending will be encouraged. This unit represents a higher order of knowledge, skills and attitudes in psychotherapy, preparing the student for specialist psychotherapy practice.
90 min supervision/ wk; 2 hr of ce; 1x hr lec nd on thursday morning.
supervision log-book (30%) 1 x 4000wd essay (draft 10% and final 30%) 1x 30min viva 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 Conversational Model: A Clinician's Manual. Sydney: Norton, 2012
PSTY5201 and PSTY5202 and PSTY5203 and PSTY5204 and PSTY5205 and PSTY5206 and PSTY5207 and PSTY5208 and PSTY5209.