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The Supervision Training Program comprises a one-year curriculum which provides experienced supervisors and those interested in psychotherapy supervision a background in the theory and practice of supervision from a psychodynamic perspective, and provides an opportunity to look more deeply into the complexity of constructing a positive supervisory environment. For many decades, standard practice was that any credentialed psychotherapist could be a supervisor. Traditionally, most supervisors, from the newly minted through the advanced professional, have had to invent their own versions of supervision, cobbled together from the bits and pieces of their own supervisory experiences, without grounding in theory or practical guidance. Recently, as people have looked at the teaching and learning of psychotherapy, supervision has taken on a focus of its own, as more than just a client-centered experience or an extension of the psychotherapeutic process.
This program provides a comprehensive view of the overlaps and differences between supervision and psychotherapy, and examines how conscious and unconscious forces, both within and between supervisor and supervisee, must be addressed for the supervisory experience to be effective. This course satisfies the training requirement of the social work boards of Maryland and Virginia mandated for those social workers who supervise candidates for social work licensure.
Upon completion of the Supervision Training Program, students will be able to:
Topics covered in the program include:
WSP classes begin the week of September 19th.
The Program consists of eight three-hour, once-monthly meetings, each devoted to a different topic. The first half of each session is a didactic and clinical exploration of that day’s topic led by members of the faculty, who are experienced supervisors. The second part is an ongoing, experiential supervision group led by one faculty member for the entire year.
Our classes meet on Saturday mornings from 9:00AM to 12:00PM.
The Supervision Training Program will be 100% virtual and classes will be held synchronously via Zoom.
Students will need to ensure that their computer/laptop and web browser works with Zoom. Click here to learn more about Zoom compatibility requirements.
Students will be able to access course readings and syllabi via their program's Microsoft OneDrive. To successfully participate in courses, students need the following:
Students will not need to have a Microsoft or Zoom account to join class meetings or access course files. However, faculty may require a password to access meetings or files. Please consult with your faculty to obtain access.
For technical assistance, please contact your faculty or you may contact the WSP Administrative Office by email at email@example.com or by phone at 202-237-2700.
Pending approval, 24 CE credits will be available for the one-year certificate program.
The Supervision Training Program consists of eight (8) classes throughout the academic year. Credits are awarded for each unit (class meeting) in the program. A certificate of attendance will be awarded for each unit individually.
To receive the credits, attendees must attend 100% of a unit to receive credit. Partial credit is not possible. Students must provide "proof of presence" by ensuring that their camera is on during class if participating virtually.
Syllabi and Readings (password protected)
Sarah Hedlund, PhD
Shoba Nayar, LICSW
William Pinney, PhD
Jane Prelinger, MSW
Jonathan Stillerman, PhD
Barry Wepman, PhD
Katherine Marshall Woods, PsyD
Admission to the Program is by application and interview.
Fall Only - August 15th
*After this date, admission will be considered on a space-available basis and is up to the faculty of each program.
Please note that it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all materials are received by the deadline. Applicants are encouraged to confirm receipt of their materials by contacting the WSP Administrative Office by phone 202-237-2700 or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
An incoming class is composed of a maximum of 10 students.
Applicants should have interest, training, and/or education in psychodynamic psychotherapy and:
Those who meet admission criteria are interviewed by one, and at times two, faculty members. An admission meeting is held in which applicants are discussed and admission decisions are made.
How to Apply
1. Apply for admission to the Washington School of Psychiatry with an online application.
2. Submit the following documents as separate pdf files in ONE email to email@example.com.
*To learn more about requirements for the CV, Statement of Interest & Experience, and Professional Reference documents, including formatting, visit our admissions page.
Note: Applicants should include (YOUR LAST NAME)-(YOUR FIRST NAME)-(SUPERVISION PROGRAM) in the subject line. Please attach all items as PDFS.
3. Pay 50$ non-refundable fee at https://wspdc.org/home under the Make a Payment section.
The program is committed to fostering diverse, inclusive, and respectful environment for students from various mental health professions and other fields.
$300 (applied towards tuition)
$720 per year
*Tuition payment installments may be arranged through the administrative office.
Limited scholarship money may be available, based on need and merit. Click here to apply.
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5028 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20016-4118
Celebrating its 85th year, the School is an accredited provider of post-graduate continuing education.
The Meyer Treatment Center provides low cost access to mental health services. It is an out-of-network facility for insurance purposes.
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