BCA Autumn Conference 2023: Future developments in Psychoanalytic Supervision

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Birkbeck Counselling Association

11 November 2023

Time: 10:00 - 15:30

Price: £45 Non BCA Member £45, BCA Member £40, BCA Member & other Student Member £15

Location: online


In parallel to analytic therapy, the theory and practice of supervision have significantly changed in recent decades, reflecting global cultural transformations. While wishing to preserve valuable traditional analytic insights and principles, many supervisors also wish to incorporate new ways of understanding the supervisory materials and the supervisees’ developmental needs.

In this paper, Prof. Hanoch Yerushalmi will suggest that three major changes have occurred and will probably develop in the future: from highlighting past orientation to future orientation, from educational and therapeutic goals to experiential goals, and from linear logical understanding to pre-reflective understanding in supervision. Discussing these future developments is essential because the supervisory encounter promotes an intergenerational dialogue and integration of the old and the new in analytic therapy and supervision.

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