Clinical Supervision and
I provide supervision and consultation to
clinicians interested in developing skill in relational and psychoanalytic
approaches both in private practice and agency settings. My approach emphasizes the therapist's use of self in the therapy relationship, exploration of transference and countertransference, listening for derivative and latent content, and use of the therapist's reverie as a window to unconscious material in the therapy.
I began to supervise graduate-level interns in the agency setting in 2003, and have an extensive background working with teens,
parents, and families in psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment, day
treatment classrooms, mainstream high schools, and acute medical settings. In addition to my areas of clinical specialty as a therapist, I have
extensive experience supervising child therapy and parenting support, as well
as supervising clinicians in demanding and high-pressure settings. I
apply psychodynamic group theory to make sense of agency and treatment team
dynamics, and incorporate an awareness of racism, sexism, classism, and social
justice throughout my thinking about clinical work.
I also offer consultation to newly licensed or
early-career clinicians who are interested in establishing private practice.
This includes supporting the practical aspects of this transition, as well as
the developing one's professional identity and therapeutic approach, and
addressing the clinical and ethical dilemmas that can emerge early in private
Finally, I have extensive experience in
psychosocial assessment interviewing, formulation, and writing, and in teaching
these skills to others. I offer both brief and ongoing instruction in crafting
detailed and sophisticated assessments and treatment plans, and helping
clinicians build confidence in their writing skills.