SFCP Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Training Program

Training Requirements

  • Completion of the development class sequence taught in the second year of the adult training program (taught to all second-year adult candidates on Fridays)
  • Three years of Child/Adult Case Conference, as taught in the Adult Training Program in collaboration with faculty from the Child/Adolescent Training Program
  • Three years of didactic classes in the Child/Adolescent Training program (taught on Thursday mornings)
  • Supervised analysis of at least three cases, two of which must be child or adolescent cases At least one of the two child and/or adolescent cases must include play. Therefore, the candidate will need one patient in early or middle childhood.
  • Cases to be credited for graduation should be in treatment for approximately 2 years.
  • One specific adult case may be used to fulfill the graduation requirement in both the Child/Adolescent and the Adult Programs.
  • Preceptorship paper: Candidates in both programs may choose to write their paper on the topic of child and adolescent analysis or adult analysis.
  • Personal Analysis: All participants in the child/adolescent program must be in personal analysis with an approved SFCP analyst during their training.

For candidates in joint program or who are graduates of adult training program at SFCP or other IPA approved institutes

  • Completion of the first year of the Adult Psychoanalytic didactic curriculum (taught on Fridays to the first year adult candidates)
  • Completion of the second year of the Adult Psychoanalytic didactic curriculum, including the development sequence (taught on Fridays to to second-year adult candidates)
  • Four years of Child/Adult case conference, as taught in the Adult Training Program in collaboration with faculty from the Child/Adolescent Training Program (taught on Fridays, along with the adult candidates)
  • Four years of didactic classes in Child/Adolescent Training Program (taught on Thursday mornings)
  • Supervised analysis of at least three cases, two of which must be child or adolescent cases, and the third of which may be an adult case. At least one of the two child cases must include play and therefore will be with an early or middle childhood patient. Cases to be credited for graduation should be in treatment for approximately 2 years.
  • Preceptorship paper: As in the adult training program, Child/Adolescent only candidates are required to write a preceptorship paper in their final year of training.
  • Personal analysis All participants must be in analysis with an approved SFCP analyst during their training or have previously completed an analysis approved by the Child/Adolescent Training Committee.

For Child/Adolescent only candidates

  • Completion of the first year of the Adult Psychoanalytic didactic curriculum (taught on Fridays to the first year adult candidates)
  • Completion of the second year of the Adult Psychoanalytic didactic curriculum, including the development sequence (taught on Fridays to to second-year adult candidates)
  • Four years of Child/Adult Case Conference, as taught in the Adult Training Program in collaboration with faculty from the Child/Adolescent Training Program. ( taught on Fridays, along with the adult candidates).
  • Four years of didactic classes in Child/Adolescent Training Program (taught on Thursday mornings)
  • Supervised analysis of at least three cases, two of which must be child or adolescent cases, and the third of which may be an adult case. At least one of the two child cases must include play and therefore will be with an early or middle childhood patient. Cases to be credited for graduation should be in treatment for approximately 2 years.
  • Preceptorship paper: As in the adult training program, Child/Adolescent only candidates are required to write a preceptorship paper in their final year of training.
  • Personal analysis: All participants must be in analysis with an approved SFCP analyst during their training or have previously completed an analysis approved by the Child/Adolescent Training Committee.

Upcoming Events

Wednesdays, September 4, 2024 to October 9, 2024
Psychoanalytic Student Seminars
Social Work in Community Settings: How Theory Supports Effective Alliances
Corey Datz-Greenberg, LCSW, and Kissu Taffere, LCSW (instructors)
Fridays, September 6, 2024 to June 20, 2025
Extension Education Programs
2024-2025 San Francisco Yearlong Program: Inventions of Madness: Grappling with Turmoil
Ania Wertz, PhD, PsyD; Diana C. Fuery, PhD, LCSW; Alexander Zinchenko, PhD; Alice Jones, MD; Deborah Weisinger, PsyD; Fernando Castrillon, PsyD; Inti Flores, MD; Shelley Nathan, PhD; and Catherine Mallouh, MD (instructors)
Fridays, September 13, 2024 to June 6, 2025
Extension Education Programs
2024-2025 East Bay Yearlong Program: Letting the Unconscious Lead the Way
Graeme Daniels, MFT; Elizabeth Stuart, MD; Eric Miller, PhD; Ben Goldstone, MA, LMFT; Pedro Job, PsyM; and Paul Watsky, PhD (instructors)
Saturday, September 14, 2024
Child Colloquium Series
Working with the Harsh Adolescent Superego
Holly Gordon, DMH (presenter); Ann Martini, LCSW (discussant)
Thursdays, September 19 to October 17, 2024
Coalition for Clinical Social Work
CCSW mini-Module: Working with Parents: A Complex and Essential Component of Child Psychotherapy
Lea Brown, LCSW, and Amy Wallerstein Friedman, LCSW (instructors)
Fridays, September 20, 2024 to May 23, 2025
Extension Education Programs
2024-2025 San Francisco Yearlong Program: Continuous Case Conference
Marc Wallis, LCSW; Paul Alexander, PhD; Kathy Waller, MD; Bronwen Lemmon, LMFT; and Genie Dvorak, PsyD (case conference group leaders)
Wednesdays, October 2, 2024 to October 23, 2024
Psychoanalytic Student Seminars
Winnicott, Creativity, and the Place Where We Live
Marty Mulkey, MFT (instructor)
Saturday, October 5, 2024
Scientific Meetings
Dr. Arnold Richards’s Memoir: Unorthodox: My Life Inside and Outside of Psychoanalysis
Arnold Richards, MD (in conversation); Charles Fisher, MD (moderator)
Wednesdays, October 16, 2024 to May 7, 2025
Extension Education Programs
2024-2025 Seasoned Clinicians Program
Reyna Cowan, PsyD, LCSW; Clara Kwun, LCSW; Robin Deutsch, PhD; Jeanne Harasemovitch, LCSW; Amy Glick, LMFT; and Gary Grossman, PhD (instructors)
Saturday, November 2, 2024
Scientific Meetings
BORN SMALL, ADDICTED TO GUILT
Graeme Daniels, MFT (presenter)
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