Dr Jan Resnick is a senior psychotherapist delivering clinical supervision for over 40 years and is an accredited supervisor by the Royal Australian New Zealand College of Psychiatrists for registrars practising psychotherapy for the “long-case” as part of their training.
The process of supervision is well-known to promote improvements in the work of therapy, and in maintaining a high standard of ethical practice, creating clear boundaries, avoiding burn-out and developing strong habits of self-care, and generally enhancing professionalism in all respects.
Clinicians bring in examples of their work that raise questions, concerns, challenges, doubts or issues for discussion. All case discussions are 100% private and confidential and supervisees are required to deidentify their cases to protect the identity of their patients or clients.
We bring a wide range of theoretical and philosophical approaches and various spiritual directions, including psychoanalysis, existentialism, phenomenology, Buddhism and Zen, in the endeavour to find what is most useful and effective in making a positive difference. We avoid a dogmatic adherence to any one theoretical perspective with the understanding that there can be many different ways of looking at and interpreting clinical material and there is no one way that is always best. We can all learn from case discussions as no two cases are the same.
As most professional associations require ongoing professional development and education, supervision typically counts toward requirements including continuing medical education points.
Individual and group supervision is available.
Currently, Dr Resnick offers three supervision groups:
Mental Health Professionals
- clinical psychologists
- psychoanalytical and psychodynamic psychotherapists
Psychiatry consultants practising psychodynamic psychotherapy
Professional supervision for developmental paediatricians held at the State Child Development Centre, Perth