Psychodynamic Supervision Group ~ Washington DC

Starting on Friday, January 19th, 2018 ~ 3:00 – 4:15 


Psychodynamic “supervision” group (actually, a consultation group) for licensed psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, social workers and other mental health professional is starting on January 19, 2018. This group will be devoted to providing a community in which clinicians can deepen their psychodynamic/psychoanalytic skills in technique and case conceptualization. Newcomers, and veteran clinicians, who are interested in more comprehensively developing their skills in psychodynamic therapy are welcome.

Details of Psychodynamic Supervision Group

  • Frequency: Every other week
  • Time: Fridays, 3:00 – 4:30
  • Commitment: 8 sessions with an option to renew
  • Number of participants: 4 – 8 participants
  • Dates: The first and third Friday of every month. Dates: January 19, February 2 and 16, March 2 and 16, April 6 and 20, May 4, May 18 (snow date)
  • Fees: $800.00 for 8 sessions. Payment is due to reserve your spot in the group; however, payment plans can be arranged.
  • Place: my office, one block from the red line, in Friendship Heights on the Maryland side.

If this interests you, feel free to call: 301.656.9650 or email: drlynnfriedman(at)  Please streamline things by providing your day and evening numbers and the times that it is best to reach you.

Psychoanalytic Consultation Group

Psychodynamic Supervision Group (aka consultation group)

Psychodynamic supervision group: Questions and Answers

I have questions about the group, can I talk to you before I make a decision to join the psychodynamic supervision group?

Yes. I invite your call. In that way, you can learn a bit about it and see if it’s the right fit for you. Feel free to call or email me.

I’m really more interested in individual supervision. Do you provide psychodynamic or psychoanalytic supervision too?

Yes. Technically, since you are licensed, it’s not considered supervision but rather ongoing “consultation”. I greatly enjoy working with individuals at various stages of their professional development. Feel free to reach out to me to see if what I provide matches with your wishes and needs.


Can you tell me a little bit about yourself?

I’m a Clinical Psychologist & Board Certified Psychoanalyst. Also, I’m a Training and Supervising Analyst. This means that beyond providing evaluation, psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis for the public, I provide psychoanalysis and supervision for psychoanalysts-in-training. I enjoy supervising mental health clinicians at all stages of their training. I am the recent past Chair of the Psychoanalytic Fellowship program and I teach at Johns Hopkins University.

I am in full-time, private practice, in Chevy Chase, Maryland, one block from Washington DC (Friendship Heights metro, red line). My specialities include, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties and work-life concerns. I developed a process of psychoanalytically-informed, career assessment for individuals struggling to achieve career happiness, work-life balance and success. I’m a Master Career Counselor (MCC).  At Hopkins in addition to teaching Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, I teach, How to Build a Successful Psychotherapy Practice and Innovative Career Counseling.


I’d like to join the psychodynamic supervision group. Do I need to be licensed? 

To join this psychodynamic supervision group, you need to be licensed. Psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors and social workers are welcome. I embrace a diversity of educational and cultural backgrounds as I believe it makes for a more stimulating group.

I’m not licensed, will you supervise me?

If you have a doctorate in psychology, you can reach out to me and we can explore that possibility. Please note, that because my office is in Maryland, I can only supervise those practicing in Maryland.

If your degree is in counseling I am allowed to supervise you in order for you to meet half your licensure requirement. However, the other half must be provided by someone within your own discipline. You can feel free to reach out to me or you might prefer to work with a psychoanalyst-counselor. I know some well-trained ones and I’d be happy to provide you with their names. Just call me.

What’s the parking situation? 

I’m located a block from the Friendship Heights metro. There’s paid parking in the building and several parking lots in the area. Also, there’s some street parking although that is “hit and miss”.

Can I contact you with any questions?

Definitely. If we haven’t spoken or met, please call. We can assess whether this group will meet your needs. If we have met, feel free to give me a call so that you can learn more about the group.

Are there any ground rules for the group?

Yes. Group members make a commitment to attend all 8 sessions. The fee is for all 8 sessions. Of course, reality can intervene. Things happen. However, I ask that you make your best effort to attend all of the sessions.

Starting and ending on time is important. I ask that people come on time; this can mean coming a little early in order to avoid being late. I find that this helps the group congeal because it is one of the ingredients that leads to a climate of mutual respect.

Working together to create a supportive, nonjudgmental environment is an essential aspect of the group. There will be four to eight clinicians in the group. Therefore, I encourage each member both to speak up and to allow room for others to speak. Of course, if you are shy we will work as a group to support you in expressing your views.

Often, there are other mental health professionals practicing in the suite. For this reason, group members are asked to wait in the lobby until 5 minutes before the group. This is respectful of the privacy of the other mental health professionals and their clients or patients.

How do you handle snow? What if you have an emergency?

There’s a “snow/emergency” date.

What is your confidentiality policy?

To join the group,  you must agree to keep everything that is discussed entirely confidential.

Can you remind me of your phone number and email?

Sure. My phone number is: 301.656.9650 and my email is: drlynnfriedman(at)

Psychoanalytic supervision group 2018

Psychodynamic supervision group ~ 2018 Washington DC

Psychodynamic supervision group ~ Washington DC

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