Seminar on Consultation of Psychoanalysis

This distance learning seminar via Zoom Secure VTC provides continuing education to graduate psychoanalysts who wish to prepare to supervise and consult to psychoanalysts in training.

Program Chair

Sue Cebulko PhD & Colleen Sandor PhD

Course Description

This program is intended for Analysts who wish to act as consults to other Analysts

Course Co-Chairs: Pat Hedegard, LMHC and Jill Scharff, MD

This is a distance learning program for psychoanalysts who graduated at least three years ago and want to learn the principles of consultation and supervision of psychoanalysis.

Organized to reflect American Psychological Association’s domains of competence and American Board of Psychoanalysis’ criteria for evaluation of analytic competence. Each participant must show proof of licensure, malpractice insurance, and is responsible for applying the skills learned ethically within the regulations of their relevant licensing body.

Meets 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays from 2:00-3:30 pm Eastern Time beginning January 14, 2020.


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Program Date(s):

January 14, 2020 - June 16, 2020

Educational Objectives

Curriculum Summary

  • Overview of the APA domains of competence and metacompetence in psychoanalytic consultation and supervision
  • Assessment of learning issues
  • Feedback to candidate and supervisor
  • Psychoanalytic supervision of opening, middle and end-phases
  • Gender, race and culture in professional, ethical, humble psychoanalytic consultation
  • Transference-countertransference resonance in consultation
  • Ethical, legal and regulatory considerations
  • Relationship of supervision and institutional dynamics
  • Challenges, remediation, counseling out;
  • Supervision of case report writing.

Seminar Participants

The participants comprise graduate analysts, current supervising analysts by assignment and by choice from time to time. Graduate analysts function as reading discussion leaders who also offer an illustrative clinical vignette. Supervising analysts serve as presenters of analytic consultation/ supervision material.

Key Competencies

Prospective supervising analysts will be able to …

  • Supervise a candidate who is analyzing a first patient
  • Supervise a candidate during the opening, middle, and end phases with the passage of time
  • Apply the principles of the seven domains of competence and metacompetence in supervision of psychoanalysis
  • Demonstrate supervisor competence, performing the professional role of psychoanalytic supervisor within the standards of psychoanalytic practice and supervision, including in distance psychoanalytic education, valuing self-reflection and consultation to one’s work.

Continuing Education Credit Hours

1.5 CE Credit will be earned per session for a total of 18 CE hours (including 1.5 Ethics CEs).
A certificate of completion is awarded to participants who finish at the end of the course.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition: $545

Discounted tuition for Associate Members and Full Members: $475



Membership Benefits

Become a member of IPI at the “Associate Member PLUS”, or “Full Member PLUS” level and you will receive an IPI Zoom Pro account as one of your member benefits.
HIPAA compliant Zoom video accounts are provided for all IPI Associate Member Plus and Full Member Plus memberships. IPI has a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement with Zoom, which provides a HIPAA compliant platform for our accounts. HIPPA compliance is strongly recommended for all internet-mediated clinical work and clinical teaching. The “PLUS” add-on to the IPI membership gives the user the ability to host online meetings with multiple people at the same time. [Current members can upgrade to the “Plus” account and only pay the difference in price from your current membership level.]
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Program Faculty

Nancy Bakalar MD
IIPT supervising analyst

Douglas Dennett MD
IIPT supervising analyst

Sharon Dennett LCSW, FIPA
IIPT supervising analyst; IPA Training Analyst, Vermont Psychoanalytic Study Group

Pat Hedegard LMHC
IIPT supervising analyst, Chair, Faculty Development Committee

Bob Rovner PhD
IIPT supervising analyst

Judith Rovner MSW
IIPT supervising analyst

David Scharff MD, FABP
IIPT supervising analyst

Jill Savege Scharff MD, FABP
IIPT supervising analyst, founding Chair IIPT

Caroline Sehon MD, FABP
IIPT supervising analyst

Lea Setton PhD
IIPT supervising analyst

Stanley Tsigounis PhD
IIPT supervising analyst

Yolanda Varela PhD
IIPT supervising analyst; Chair, Panama IPA Psychoanalytic Study Group; rep. to FEPAL

Should you have any questions about the program or the application process, please feel free to contact:

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Continuing Education Information

The International Psychotherapy Institute, IPI, is approved by The American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IPI maintains responsibility for the program and its content. The International Psychotherapy Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6017. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The International Psychotherapy Institute is responsible for all aspects of the programs. The International Psychotherapy Institute is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. The International Psychotherapy Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0299.

Participants are responsible for verifying that IPI CE credit is accepted by the licensing boards in their own states. Please note: At this time we are aware that CE credit for IPI events will not be accepted by the New Jersey Board of Social Work.