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

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)
Login to your account