SFCP Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Training Program

Admission Procedures

  • Licensed Mental Health professionals may apply to the child/adolescent analytic program with or without adult analytic training.
  • Licensed Mental Health professionals may apply simultaneously to both the child/adolescent and the adult analytic programs.
  • A candidate in SFCP’s adult training program or another analytic training program may apply to the child/adolescent program. When appropriate, a streamlined application process will be considered.

Admissions procedures for Candidates from the Adult Analytic Training Program at SFCP; Graduates from SFCP’s Adult Analytic Training Program; or Graduates from other IPA approved adult programs.

Satisfactory performance in the adult curriculum or graduation from an IPA accredited psychoanalytic institute is required for admission. The C/AAP Steering Committee will consult with the Adult Progressions and Graduation Committee, as to the performance of the candidate in the adult training program, when appropriate. Graduate adult analysts from other institutes who apply will be reviewed by the Adult Admissions Committee, as well as the Child/Adolescent Analytic Program Steering Committee for admission to the C/AA Program.

Admissions procedures for simultaneous application to both Child/Adolescent and Adult Training Programs

Individuals may apply to both programs simultaneously. Applicants will be interviewed by two members of the Child/Adolescent Analysis Steering Committee to evaluate suitability for training. The evaluation includes aptitude, background knowledge and experience. Prior training in child psychiatry or psychology, or its equivalent, is desirable, but not required. Interviews will be conducted even when the applicant is already known to the Child/Adolescent Analysis Steering Committee. The Committee will decide, in consultation with the Adult Admissions Committee, on the admission of prospective applicants to the C/AA Program.

Admissions Procedures for the Child/Adolescent Only Analytic Training Program

The admissions requirements are the same as requirements for the Adult Analytic Training Program. Since applicants will discuss their child and adolescent therapy cases rather than adult therapy cases as part of the interviewing process, they should have some ongoing child or adolescent therapy cases to present.

In all of these procedures, the Steering Committee of the Child/Adolescent Analytic Program will decide on the admission of the applicants to the program and will report to the Psychoanalytic Education Division when applicants are admitted. The Chair(s) of the Steering Committee of the CA/A Program may elect to present the applicant to the Psychoanalytic Education Division for consultation regarding admission decisions. The applicant must complete the standard application. As in the application to the adult program, the applicant will have three personal interviews by adult and child/adolescent analysts, and two sets of clinical interviews by child analysts.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, April 14, 2024
Visiting Professor Weekend
Professor’s Choice with Darian Leader
On “Constructions in Analysis”
Darian Leader (presenter); Israel Katz, MD (moderator)
Saturday, April 27, 2024
Child Colloquium Series
Lives Across Time, Part 2: The Clinical and Attachment Implications of a Prospective Psychoanalytic Longitudinal Study of 76 People from Birth
Henry Massie, MD and Nathan Szajnberg, MD (presenters); Bart Blinder, MD, PhD (discussant); Courtney Hartman, PsyD (moderator)
Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Coalition for Clinical Social Work
Depth and Creativity In and Out of the Consulting Room
Tim Kim, PsyD, MFA, Johnny Huy Nguyễn, and Jane L. Dulay, MD, OTR, and Daniel Yu, LCSW (presenters); Clara Kwun, LCSW (moderator)
Saturday, May 4, 2024
Child Colloquium Series
Film Screening and Discussion: A House Made of Splinters (2022)
Reyna Cowan, PsyD, LCSW (discussant)
Monday, May 6, 2024
Scientific Meetings
Freud in his Psychosocial Generation: Durkheim, Simmel, Weber and Du Bois
Nancy Chodorow, PhD (presenter)
Saturday, May 11, 2024
Psychoanalytic Education Division
Graduation Ceremony and Reception 2024
Jim Dimon, MD (graduation speaker)
Wednesdays, May 22, 2024 to June 12, 2024
Psychoanalytic Student Seminars
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Psychoanalytic Theory, and Trans Experience(s)
Loïc Pritchard, MFT (instructor)
Saturday, June 8, 2024
Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis
A Psychoanalytic Playlist with Sasha Frere-Jones
Sasha Frere-Jones (interviewee); Adam Blum, PsyD (interviewer); Elizabeth Bradshaw, PsyD (moderator)
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