The Triadic Match: The interactive effect of supervisor, candidate, and patient

October 1, 2022, 9:00 - 11:00 AM

Pacific Time


This meeting will take place online via Zoom. Once you register, you will receive an email with more information.

*** Registration will close at 4:00 PM on the day before the event. No registrations are possible after this time, no exceptions.

All times listed are in Pacific Time (PT) unless otherwise noted.



Judy Kantrowitz’s seminal research established that a major determinant of the therapeutic outcome of psychoanalysis is dependent on the match-that is the fit between patient and analyst and their characters and lifelong conflicts. Her work has greatly increased our understanding of the role played by unconscious communications between patient and analyst in analytic work. The match is important not only in treatment, but also as a lens through which to understand and use supervision. The “triadic match”-the match between patient, analyst, and supervisor-is part of what determines the degree of success of the supervisory work and the kind of growth that can take place through it, for all three participants.

In her work, Dr. Kantrowitz pays close attention to the conscious and unconscious, moment-to-moment events of clinical process without losing sight of structural considerations and internal object relations. She hopes that her work will encourage psychoanalysts to learn something about themselves--and then do it again and again. Attending to the match can contribute not only to the patient’s growth, but also to the analyst’s.

Dr. Kantrowitz will present the first part of this 2-part series Saturday, October 1st, and the second part Saturday, October 22nd.

Register on this page for October 1st. Click here to see the description and to register for the October 22nd program.


Saturday, October 1st: 

On day 1 of this two-part series, Dr. Kantrowitz will present her paper on the “Triadic Match” which extends her focus to the interaction of the match between characteristics of candidate, supervisor and patient, and its effects on the candidate’s learning and analytic work. Dr. Kantrowitz will also demonstrate the usefulness of having a third party listen to the kind of match taking place between analyst and patient. 

Learning Objectives

As a result of attending this session, participants should be able to:

  • Describe how characteristics or qualities of the supervisor may exacerbate or ameliorate the effect on a candidate with regard to a challenge posed by a specific patient

  • List two reasons why the nature and helpfulness of the match between candidate and supervisor cannot be predicted in advance 


Target Audience: psychoanalysts and psychodynamic therapists

CE/CME credits: 2 (Certificates are issued through the NCP website 5 business days after the event)


Presenter and Discussant

Headshot of Judith KantrowitzJudy Leopold Kantrowitz, PhD, is a training and supervising analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and an Associate Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School. She is on the Editorial Board of the Psychoanaltyic Quarterly and has a private practice in Brookline, MA. She has published widely on the patient-analyst match.


Headshot of Jill Model BarthJill Model Barth, PhD, PsyD, is a Psychologist, senior faculty member, and Training/Supervising Analyst at NCP and LAISPS. She is the current Dean at NCP. At WILA, she teaches and supervises at the Wright Institute. Dr. Barth maintains a private practice in Beverly Hills.





  • This is an online lecture. Read registration selections carefully.  
  • Pre-registration is required and closes at 4pm on the day before the event.
  • Attendees must "sign" in and out at the beginning and end of the lecture to receive credit. Instruction and info will be provided after you register. You will receive this information by email. Contact Tina Walters at if you have questions. 
  • 2 CE credits are offered for this date. 
  • This conference may be recorded. If so, all registered attendees will receive a link to the recording so they may review. Only live attendance receives credit.



  • General, with credit:  $55  
  • Candidates and students, with credit:  $25

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"How do I get my CE/CME Credit?"

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IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies* whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

*Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.

-Updated July 2021-

PHYSICIANS: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and The New Center for Psychoanalysis. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.” 

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PSYCHOLOGISTS: The New Center for Psychoanalysis is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The New Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Psychologists must report CE credits directly to MCEP using this document to verify attendance. Please note that a Psychologist must attend the CE program in its entirety in order to receive credit.  

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