Child Training Program for Psychoanalytically Oriented Psychotherapists and Analysts

Accepting applications now

Program begins September 11, 2015

Links to online application forms:
(printable pdf application can be found in each track description below)
Child Psychotherapy Track Application
Child Analysis Track Application

Applications are due by September 4, 2015

 

The International Psychotherapy Institute Child, Couple and Family institute announces


a new INTEGRATED IPI Child Training Program

For Child Psychoanalysis
And
For Psychoanalytically Oriented Child Psychotherapists

Jump to Child Psychotherapy Track description                          Jump to Child Analysis Track description


Course Director:  Jill Savege Scharff, M.D.

Child, Couple and Family Program, Chair:  Vali Maduro, Ph.D.


There are few functioning programs of quality in child analysis or child psychotherapy for a therapist who wants training in work with children. The International Psychotherapy Institute now offers a combined 2-year, 2-hours-per-week, distance learning child training program on Friday afternoons with additional immersion weekends featuring international teachers. The program components include: Seminars on theory, clinical case conferences, IPI's signature small discussion groups using the Group Affective Model; supervision; and personal treatment. Supervision and personal analysis or psychotherapy may be conducted partly using telephone or secure videoconference. Trainees who specialize in child psychotherapy and trainees who specialize in child analysis study together in a combined curriculum and also separately in specialized tracks. Training in adult psychoanalysis in not required for either track.  

An Object Relations Foundation:
The proposed readings reflect classical and contemporary psychoanalytic literature, including theories of A. Freud, Klein, Winnicott, Bornstein, Solnit, Abrams, the Sandlers, Tustin, Bick, Gaddini, Harris, Fraiberg, the Tysons, Laufer, Pine; the research of Stern, Emde, Fonagy, Target, Coates, and Salomonsson; and the contemporary work of Ferro, Gilmore, the Novicks, Lemma, Yanof, O'Shaugnessy, Pick, and Chused.


 

 

Child Psychotherapy Track
  • A 2-year, 2-hour weekly distance learning program on teleconference on Friday afternoons
  • 5 in-person IPI immersion weekends
  • Combined first year theory course with analytic candidates
    • Covers development, psychopathology, basic treatment situation, ethics, diversity
  • Includes research, and writing
  • Separate course in child psychotherapy for child psychotherapy trainees
    • theory and technique of child psychotherapy, clinical case conferences, GAM group, research and writing, and special topics in the child psychotherapy literature.
  • The Group Affective Model for small group discussion
  • Supervision conducted in person and remotely
  • Personal psychotherapy conducted in person and remotely
  • Internationally renowned teachers and supervisors
  • Membership in the IPI learning community, with access to PEPWEB

    First Year Curriculum (shared with Child Analysis Track)

    In one shared weekly hour, child psychotherapy and child analysis trainees study together in combined theory courses in childhood psychopathology and wellness, theory of child development, attachment theory, the basic psychoanalytic situation, technique of establishing a relationship with a child, provisioning the office setting, theory of play, using play creatively, transference, counter transference, relating to parents, families, co-workers, agencies, teachers and pediatricians, sensitivity to diversity, ethics, the use and impact of technology, and research technique.

    In the other weekly hour, child psychotherapy and child analysis trainees will separate for their respective clinical case conferences and GAM groups.

    The course will take place on Friday afternoons as follows, child psychotherapy from 2:00-4:00 pm. 

    Friday afternoons:   YEAR 1 
    Mountain Time/ East Coast /UK

    Year 1 Psychotherapy case conference & GAM group
    12:00-1:00 pm /  2:00-3:00 pm /  7:00-8:00 pm

    Year 1 Basic combined didactic theory                                   
    1:00-2:00     /  3:00-4:00      /   8:00-9:00



    Second Year Curriculum

    a)      Child psychotherapy trainees have their own classes in theory and technique of child psychotherapy, clinical case conferences, research and writing, and special topics in the child psychotherapy literature.   These classes are taught by child psychotherapists.

    b)      The child psychotherapy trainees attend a series of continuous clinical case conferences in child psychotherapy and GAM group for integration of emotional and cognitive responses to the material, developing an ethical stance, and securing an identity as an analytic child psychotherapist. Case conference discussions are led by child psychotherapists.

    The course will take place on Friday afternoons as follows, child psychotherapy from 2:00-4:00 pm. (Except that before IPI weekends in the second year the class moves to Thursday evening).

    Friday afternoons:  YEAR 2
    Mountain Time/ East Coast /UK

    Year 2 Specialized Psychotherapy theory 
    12:00-1:00 pm /  2:00-3:00 pm /  7:00-8:00 pm

    Year 2 Psychotherapy case conference & GAM group 
    1:00-2:00     /  3:00-4:00      /   8:00-9:00

    Didactic

    • 2 years of weekly 1-hour seminars and 1-hour case conferences (as described above) on video- or tele-conference (205 hours for psychotherapy training)
    • an infant observation and seminar on video- or tele-conference (40 hours unless already completed in an approved seminar),
    • 5 approved IPI child-oriented immersion weekend conferences in person with international guest child analysts Virginia Ungar, Mary Target, Elisabeth Palacios, Karen Proner, Diana Norsa, and others to be announced (90 hours). At these weekends students continue their affiliation with the faculty group, fellows group, psychotherapy group, candidate groups, or weekend-only groups to which they are assigned.
    • and electives to provide enrichment of experience with children and adolescents as needed.

    Clinical Requirements

    The child psychotherapy trainees will meet child psychotherapy case requirements of a minimum of two cases (treated 2 times a week) weekly supervision on both cases for a minimum of two years, and personal therapy 2 times a week for a minimum of two years, and more may be needed.

    A trainee enrolled in the IPI PCPP program in advanced psychotherapy may get credit for one child case towards the PCPP certificate.

    Tuition

    $2400 per year which includes membership of IPI
    Tuition for faculty member, IPI student enrolled in CORE, Fellows, PCPP, or IIPT: $2000.  

    Pre-matriculation course work, additional seminars, and child therapy experience may be suggested or required of applicants on an individual basis after the application has been reviewed.

    Supervision and personal treatment fees are arranged privately with IPI approved supervisors and analysts, and may be conducted in person and on the telephone or secure videoconference.

     
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    Admissions

    Applicants will provide to the Psychoanalytic and Psychotherapy Admissions Committees (consisting of supervising child analysts, supervising child psychotherapists, and IPI faculty members) their previous experience as adult analysts, adult psychotherapists, or child psychotherapists in order to be placed in the appropriate course. For adult analysts who do not have much child therapy experience, an individualized enrichment program will be designed such as reading, observation in local child clinics, attendance at a child and family institute, additional child therapy supervision, and attendance at psychotherapy seminars to deepen their comfort with and understanding of the child.

    Attendance at the 2-year IPI Core program in Object Relations theory and Practice (or equivalent training program) is a prerequisite or may be taken concurrently.

    Child Psychotherapy Admissions Committee:
    Vali Maduro (Chair), Caroline Sehon, Lea de Setton, Stan Tsigounis, Carl Bagnini

    Application

    Applications are due Sept 4, 2015

    Click here for printable PDF form

    Child Psychotherapy Teaching and Supervising Faculty:

    Vali Maduro Janine Wanlass Caroline Sehon
    Yolanda de Varela Jill Scharff David Scharff
    Betty Benaim Lea de Setton Carl Bagnini
    Doug Dennett Stan Tsigounis Anabella de Brostella
    Monica de Castro Ana Barroso


    Adjunct Faculty:
    Norka Malberg, Karen Proner, Virginia Ungar


    IPI weekend guest presenters: Virginia Ungar, Mary Target, Diana Norsa, Elisabeth Palacios, Alessandra Lemma, Beatrice Beebe.

 
 
Child Analysis Track
  • A 2-year, 2-hour weekly distance learning program on teleconference on Friday afternoons
  • 6 in-person IPI immersion weekends
  • Combined first year theory course with child psychotherapy trainees
    • Covers theory, development psychopathology, basic treatment situation, ethics and diversity
  • Includes research and writing
  • Separate courses for child analytic candidates
    • theory and technique of child analysis, clinical case conferences and bi-monthly GAM group, independent research and writing, and special topics in child analytic literature. 
  • The Group Affective Model small group discussion
  • Observation of an infant and infant observation seminar
  • Supervision of 2 or 3 cases conducted in person and remotely
  • Personal psychoanalysis conducted in person and remotely
    • choice to fulfill IPA or APSaA criteria
  • Personal psychoanalysis conducted in person and remotely
  • Internationally renowned child analytic teachers and supervisors
  • Membership in the IPI learning community, with access to PEPWEB
  • Individualized design, taking account of previous experience
  • Independent study, writing, and psychotherapy teaching experience

First Year Curriculum (shared with Child Psychotherapy Track)

In one shared weekly hour, child psychotherapy and child analysis trainees study together in combined theory courses in childhood psychopathology and wellness, theory of child development, attachment theory, the basic psychoanalytic situation, technique of establishing a relationship with a child, provisioning the office setting, theory of play, using play creatively, transference, counter transference, relating to parents, families, co-workers, agencies, teachers and pediatricians, sensitivity to diversity, ethics, the use and impact of technology, and research technique.

In the other weekly hour, child psychotherapy and child analysis trainees will separate for their respective clinical case conferences and GAM groups.

The course will take place on Friday afternoons as follows, child psychotherapy from 2:00-4:00 pm. 

Friday afternoons:          YEAR 1 
Mountain Time/ East Coast /UK

Year 1 Basic combined didactic theory                                   
1:00-2:00     /  3:00-4:00      /   8:00-9:00

Year 1 Psychoanalysis case conference & GAM group
2:00-3:00 /    4:00-5:00     /      9:00-10:00

Second Year Curriculum

a)      Child analysis trainees have their own classes in theory and technique of child analysis, clinical case conferences, independent research and writing, and special topics in the child analytic literature. The also attend a GAM group for integration of emotional and cognitive responses to the material, developing an ethical stance, and securing an identity as a child analyst. These classes are taught by child analyst faculty.

b)      Child analysis trainees attend series of continuous child analytic case conferences and special small discussion groups called GAM (Group Affective Model) groups for child analyst trainees for integration of emotional and cognitive responses to the material, developing an ethical stance, and securing an identity as a child analyst. Case conference discussions are led by child analysts.

The course will take place on Friday afternoons as follows, child analysis from 3:00-5:00 pm EST. (Except that before IPI weekends in the second year the class moves to Thursday evening).

Friday afternoons:          YEAR 2 
Mountain Time/ East Coast /UK

Year 2 Psychoanalysis case conference & GAM group
1:00-2:00     /  3:00-4:00      /   8:00-9:00     
      

Year 2 Specialized Psychoanalysis theory 
2:00-3:00 /    4:00-5:00     /      9:00-10:00

Didactic

  • 2 years of weekly 1-hour seminars and 1-hour case conferences (as described above) on video- or tele-conference (205 hours for psychotherapy training)
  • an infant observation and seminar on video- or tele-conference (40 hours unless already completed in an approved seminar),
  • 6 approved IPI child-oriented immersion weekend conferences in person with international guest child analysts Virginia Ungar, Mary Target, Elisabeth Palacios, Karen Proner, Diana Norsa, and others to be announced (90 hours). At these weekends students continue their affiliation with the faculty group, fellows group, psychotherapy group, candidate groups, or weekend-only groups to which they are assigned.
  • and electives to provide enrichment of experience with children and adolescents as needed.

Clinical Requirements

Child analytic trainees will meet requirements for child analytic cases (treated 3-4 times a week), weekly child analytic supervision, and (non-reporting) personal analysis if made necessary by the challenges of working with children. Until case requirements for the child analytic training program are met, the child analytic candidate will progress into the third year to attend the weekly child analytic case conference.

The child analytic training at IPI can meet APsaA and IPA criteria, and the analytic trainee may choose to follow APsaA or IPA requirements as follows:

APSaA:
3 cases (1 preschool, 1 latency, 1 adolescent not all the same gender) at 4 times a week showing analytic process beyond the opening phase, one of them through termination if possible, each case a minimum of 50 hours of supervision on each case with a recognized child analyst.


Total hours of supervision 150 (minimum) 200 (minimum) if not already an adult analyst. Total hours analyzing cases 500 hours minimum.

APsaA strongly recommends restarting 4 times a week training analysis when analyzing children.



IPA:
2 cases at 3 times a week, each for 1 year, (preferably 1 latency, 1 adolescent not both the same gender) minimum of 40 sessions of supervision on each case with a recognized child analyst.


Total hours of supervision 80 hours (minimum). Total hours analyzing cases 300 hours (minimum).

IPA holds that there is no need for adult analysts to re-enter a completed analysis

Tuition

$2400 per year which includes membership of IPI
Tuition for faculty member, IPI student enrolled in CORE, Fellows, PCPP, or IIPT: $2000.  

Pre-matriculation course work, additional seminars, and child therapy experience may be suggested or required of applicants on an individual basis after the application has been reviewed.

Supervision and personal treatment fees are arranged privately with IPI approved supervisors and analysts, and may be conducted in person and on the telephone or secure videoconference.

 
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Click here to pay tuition or application fee with paypal 

Admissions

Applicants will provide to the Psychoanalytic and Psychotherapy Admissions Committees (consisting of supervising child analysts, supervising child psychotherapists, and IPI faculty members) their previous experience as adult analysts, adult psychotherapists, or child psychotherapists in order to be placed in the appropriate course. For adult analysts who do not have much child therapy experience, an individualized enrichment program will be designed such as reading, observation in local child clinics, attendance at a child and family institute, additional child therapy supervision, and attendance at psychotherapy seminars to deepen their comfort with and understanding of the child.

Attendance at the 2-year IPI Core program in Object Relations theory and Practice (or equivalent training program) is a prerequisite or may be taken concurrently.

Adult analysts may or may not resume analysis while conducting child analyses. (APsaA strongly recommends this, IPA does not). The child analytic candidate may choose whether to follow APsaA or IPA requirements, keeping in mind, however, that this program at present is not accredited by either body.

Child Analytic Admissions Committee:
David Scharff (Chair), Jill Scharff, Judith Chused, Carla Elliot-Neely, Norka Malberg

Application

Applications are due Sept 4, 2015

Click here for printable PDF form

Child Analysis Teaching and Supervising Faculty:

David Scharff, Jill Scharff


Adjunct Faculty:

Virginia Ungar Judith Chused Carla Elliot-Neely
Jill Miller Karen Proner Elisabeth Palacios
Adela Abella (French and Spanish) Norka Malberg Ted Jacobs
Bjorn Salomonsson
(teaching only)

Diana Norsa
(supervision only, Italian and French preferred)

 

GAM group:
In the Group Affective Model for teaching and learning child analytic psychotherapy and child analysis, trainees meet in GAM groups with the task of integrating their emotional responses to the challenging primitive material encountered in work with young children and adolescents, confronting diversity with sensitivity, studying the social unconscious of the group, developing an ethical analytic stance, and securing their identity as either child analysts or child psychotherapists.

 Graduation:
Trainees will present their work to a panel including an external reviewer.