FACULTY SUPERVISION SERIES
The second in a series of workshops for CPPNJ faculty.
Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of New Jersey
Co-Sponsor: New Jersey Society of Clinical Social Workers
Martin Silverman, MD
A Field Theory Approach to Psychoanalytic Supervision
Psychoanalytic supervision is a complex undertaking that functions within a multi-faceted, analytic field of operation. The supervisor inevitably becomes instructor, mentor, facilitator of development, a parent of sorts, a colleague, a quasi-analyst, a representative of authority, and a faculty member who must report to and abide by (or even suffer) the will of institute officials. The supervisee is thrust into the multiple roles of student, mentee, psychological child, erstwhile colleague, quasi-analysand, acceptor of and protestor against the authoritarian domination to which he or she is subjected, and reluctant captive of the institute and its rules. What takes place within the field of supervision includes complex interaction among multiple personages, and the supervisory situation itself becomes a living, breathing entity. Psychoanalytic field theory, as elaborated by Madeleine and Willy Baranger, Wilfred Bion, Thomas Ogden, and others, will be utilized as a useful tool for framing and gaining command of the complex and challenging undertaking.
Dr. Silverman has been a training and supervising analyst at CCAPS, since its inception, and then at CPPNJ since the merger. He also has long been a training and supervising analyst and supervising child analyst at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education affiliated with NYU School of Medicine, where he is a former Chair of the Child Analysis Section. He is a former President of the Association for Child Psychoanalysis. Until recently, he was Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine. He is Associate Editor and Book Review Editor of The Psychoanalytic Quarterly and is the author of more than fifty psychoanalytic articles and book chapters and of more than sixty psychoanalytic book reviews. He has received numerous honors, including that of "Child Psychiatrist of the Year" for 2005 by the New Jersey Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
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This program is co-sponsored by the New Jersey Society for Clinical Social Work, which provides leadership and support to clinical social workers in all practice settings. The New Jersey Society for Clinical Social Work has given voice to clinical social workers dealing with the health care industry. The organization provides outstanding continuing education programs and opportunities for collegial contact. www.njscsw.org