The decision to graduate a Candidate from the Child Psychoanalytic Training Program is based upon:
- The attainment of minimal numerical standards in accordance with the requirements of the American Psychoanalytic Association.
- Demonstration of clinical competence in conducting child and adolescent psychoanalyses
- The ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing about his/her psychoanalytic work.
- Mastery of psychoanalytic theories of development, psychopathology, and clinical process.
One Candidates may require much more intensive supervision and/or a greater number of training cases than other Associates.
Training Case Requirements
A Candidate must work with a minimum of three cases to graduate, and:
- Both genders must be represented in the mix of cases
- One case must be an adolescent
- One case must be a latency-aged child
- The other case is preferably a prelatency child, but in some circumstances a second latency aged child or another adolescent is acceptable
- All cases must be credited. For a case to be credited the Candidate must have established an analytic process within the case and have a minimum of 50 hours with a consulting child analyst.
- One case must progress to a full and natural psychoanalytic termination. (We recommend that this case be a latency aged or adolescent child to conform with the certification requirements of the American Psychoanalytic Association, if the candidate is interested in pursuing certification.)
Didactic Classes and Case Conference Requirements
- Completion of the four year sequential didactic classes and clinical case conferences in good standing