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Oct 20

In the Fishbowl: Thoughts on Psychoanalytic Supervision, Especially in Institutes ~ Dr. Nancy McWilliams

October 20, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


TICP Scientific Meeting

In the Fishbowl: Thoughts on Psychoanalytic Supervision, Especially in Institutes

SPEAKER: Nancy McWilliams, Ph.D., ABPP

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. EST


NOTE: This event is RESTRICTED to members and guests of the TICP


Dr. McWilliams will reflect on issues involved in psychoanalytic supervision and consultation, with a special focus on mentoring in analytic institutes. She will summarize both the gratifications and the challenges of supervising candidates, addressing dynamics involving boundaries, regressive pulls, issues of psychoanalytic identity, idealization and devaluation, splitting, fears about exposure, and systemic pressures that may compromise patient care. In the context of current controversies about psychoanalytic training, she will invite a conversation about complications of supervising at this level in the context of what is often an enmeshed professional community.


Nancy McWilliams, Ph.D., ABPP, teaches at Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology and practices in Lambertville, New Jersey. She is author of Psychoanalytic Diagnosis (1994, rev. ed. 2011), Psychoanalytic Case Formulation (1999), Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2004) and Psychoanalytic Supervision (2021) and is associate editor of both editions of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (2006, 2017). A former president of Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of the American Psychological Association, she has been featured in three APA videos of master clinicians. She is on the Board of Trustees of the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, MA. Her books are available in 20 languages; she lectures widely both nationally and internationally.


Free to all TSCP members. Pre-Registration Required. To check your membership status, please contact the administration office. Non-TSCP members may attend for a fee of $25; contact info@ticp.on.ca for registration.