The Patient’s Sense of Safety
Wednesdays 9:00am -10:00am  November 29, December 6, and 13, 2017
SFPRG, The Presidio, San Francisco
3 CE credits

Instructors: Alan Rappoport, PhD and Norman Sohn, LCSW, PhD
In this course we introduce a key Control-Mastery theory term, "safety," and discuss the significance of the patient’s sense of interpersonal safety as it relates to progress in psychotherapy. A single case will be studied in depth to show how the patient's sense of safety can be assessed and is predictive of progress. In addition, we will study the role that the therapist plays in fostering the patient’s sense of safety. The class will make use of recorded therapy sessions, material presented by the case therapist, didactic presentations, and class discussions.

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Effective Psychotherapy Supervision: What CMT and Relational Psychoanalysis Can Teach Each Other
Saturday December 2, 2017 10:00am – 1:00pm
SFPRG, The Presidio, San Francisco
3 CE credits

Instructors: Joan Sarnat, PhD and Jack Bugas, PhD
Joan Sarnat is a psychoanalyst who has written and taught widely on the supervisory relationship.  Jack Bugas is a longtime SFPRG member and was formerly the Training Director of the SFPRG clinic.

Learning objectives:
1. Conceptualize supervision as a relationship in which emotional experience—in addition to didactic teaching—facilitates supervisee development.

2. Apply the CMT clinical concepts of “unconscious plan” and “unconscious testing” to the supervisory relationship.

3. Discuss the overlap between the supervisory concept of “parallel process” and the clinical concept of “passive-into active.”

4. Describe how safety in the supervisory relationship may help the supervisee to master traumatic feelings evoked in the clinical relationship, and also help the supervisee to become conscious of unconscious clinical and supervisory material.

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Introduction to Control Mastery Theory
Saturday, January 6, 2018  10am – 4pm
SFPRG, The Presidio, San Francisco
5 CE credits

Instructor: Trevor Ahrendt, PsyD

Learn the fundamentals of Control-Mastery Case formulation and begin applying it immediately to your cases. You'll learn how to integrate Control-Mastery formulation into your existing manner of working and strengthen the work you're already doing.
In this intro course we will cover:

  1. Empirical basis for Control-Mastery, including the multiple lines of research that provide a basis for its approach

  2. The Control-Mastery case formulation method and how to use it in your cases

  3. Case conference to apply case formulation to your cases, so you leave with applicable, case-relevant information for your current cases.

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