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The Committee on Careers, Identity, and Practice is a joint committee of the APM and the Columbia Psychoanalytic Center. Our mission is to provide a smaller, more intimate community for the recent graduates of the Center as well as the senior candidates with the primary goal of helping to ease the transition from analyst-in-training to analyst.
To that end, we develop activities that fall into one or more of the following categories: professional development, education, and community. In addition to planning events and forming discussion groups, we can be a resource to those who wish, themselves, to start a group. Finally, we hope the committee, itself, can be a forum for support and discussion of the needs of analysts at this stage of career development.
While we were all eager to finally graduate, many of us are left with a feeling of isolation now that we no longer regularly meet with our classmates. During this early stage of developing an analytic identity, it is often stimulating and reassuring to have colleagues with whom to discuss cases, compare notes, and share a mutual sense of support. Peer supervision is one way to fill the void left by graduation.
The Committee on Careers, Identity, and Practice is in the process of arranging peer supervision groups. Not every peer supervision group succeeds, and we are looking for ways of arranging groups that are likely to cohere. We welcome your suggestions about how best to meet this goal. We will be holding an organizational meeting in the coming months.
If you are interest in participating, please contact Lisa Berman, MD,