Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychoanalytic Programs
The didactic curriculum is the same for candidates in both the Adult Psychoanalytic Training Program and the Child/Adolescent Psychoanalytic Training Program.
Candidates planning to see only adults upon graduation are required to see three adult cases under supervision; supervisors can be chosen from among the group of designated Training and Supervising Analysts. Candidates planning to see children and adolescents as well as adults will complete all the requirements for the Adult Psychoanalytic Training Program, and will in addition be required to see three child or adolescent cases and to attend a monthly seminar with the child analysis faculty. Supervisors can be chosen from among the group of designated Supervising Analysts for Child/Adolescent Psychoanalysis.
A candidate who plans to work only with children and adolescents upon completion of their training may enroll in the Child-Focused Program, which requires only one adult case, in addition to the three child or adolescent cases. Otherwise, all requirements are the same as for the other two options.
Both Adult and Child/Adolescent training programs require:
- Personal psychoanalysis with a training analyst
- A four year comprehensive curriculum, with four seminars per week, covering psychoanalytic theories, technique and research and integrating current, historical and developmental perspectives (a part-time schedule can be arranged if needed)
- Supervised clinical work
- Preparation of a psychoanalytic paper
Graduates of the Adult Psychoanalytic Program (or an equivalent program at another Institute) who are returning for additional training in child and adolescent psychoanalysis may waive the didactic portion of the training. This group will see three child or adolescent cases and attend the monthly seminar.
Detailed descriptions of all the psychoanalytic training programs may be found in our documents section or interested applicants may obtain the most recent copy of the Bulletin of Information from the office.