Dr. Aizenman offers supervision to therapists at both the entry and advanced levels of expertise.

* Entry level: For practicum students and interns in need of an individual supervisor, or who want to complement the training they are receiving elsewhere.

* Advance training: For therapists studying towards a professional license; for those who want to further their training, and for those who need supervision about a particular area, or a specific issue.

Some guiding thoughts on Supervision:

Conducting therapy is a challenging activity. It requires theoretical knowledge, skills to relate to people, ability to put oneself in someone else's shoes, ability to listen, and ability to determine the factors that are playing a role in the patient's distress. In other words, it entails not only expertise in the psychological discipline but also the talent of organizing the variables all at once, at the moment of the session.

Theoretical knowledge and the ability to understand the therapeutic process play an important role in determining its success. Often it merits to complement it through a review of the client's situation and of the therapist's own reactions with the help of someone else's observations. Thus the importance, even for "seasoned" therapists, of receiving supervision. To supervise someone means to enlighten but not to impose one's views. The supervisor should be in tune with the supervisee, and with his/hers theoretical perspective and personal style. It should give room for growth and for finding the supervisee's own way. Supervision is seen here as guiding, rather than imposing. The relationship should be one in which the supervisor and supervisee create a unit of mutual communication.


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