Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program (CAPP) -- Class started Sept. 2012
|September 07, 2012|
Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program (CAPP)
The psychodynamic approach focuses on the child’s thoughts, feelings and fantasies. Because children aren’t as able as adults to consciously articulate their inner conflicts, fantasies, and dilemmas, these are often expressed in the form of challenging behaviors and interpersonal difficulties or developmental delay. From a psychodynamic perspective, however, these symptoms are regarded as not just a source of trouble and pain, but also an effort at adaptation. Therapeutic interventions aim to restore or promote the child’s psychological and emotional development, and to bring about lasting change.
Our Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program offers mental health professionals the opportunity to enhance their skills in individual psychodynamic psychotherapy with children, clinical assessment and collaborative work with parents. Students are encouraged but not required to be currently engaged in, or to have previously completed, a personal intensive psychotherapy or psychoanalysis. The CAPP is a two-year program, consisting of two 16-week semesters from September to May. The 3.5 hours per week class includes didactic classes and child clinical conferences. Additionally, participants meet weekly for individual supervision of cases with a member of the faculty. Curriculum includes segments on normal child and adolescent development, models for understanding difficult or abnormal development, psychodynamically informed clinical technique with children of different ages and developmental levels, and hands-on clinical presentation and group discussion.
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