Child and Adolescent Training Program

Sunday, October 09, 2011
Description of the child and adolescent training program
in the Israel Psychoanalytic Society
The child and adolescent training program is an optional extension of the adult training program. Specifically, the candidate in this combined program has additional requirements to his/her training as an adult analyst, which include theoretical and clinical seminars, as well as training in child analysis. These require at least one additional year of training.  It is possible to complete the additional training as a child analyst after completing the adult program.
Admission is open to candidates who were admitted to the adult program at the Israel Psychoanalytic Society
Candidates can start the child program after completing at least two years of studies in the adult program.
Clinical Experience:
·        During the training the candidate has to complete analysis of four training cases, two of which with children.
·        Each of the child analyses is performed with a child from a different age group.
·        Each analysis is supervised by a training analyst who specializes in children.
·        Child analysis has to continue for at least 200 hours, 3 or 4 times a week.
·        Clinical seminars: The candidates participate in at least 4 clinical/technical child-analysis seminars given by training analysts. These seminars are in addition to the 7 clinical seminars required in the adult program.
Theoretical Training:
The candidate is required to participate in 4 additional theoretical seminars and one additional workshop on child development and psychoanalysis. The theoretical seminars include at least one seminar from each of the following categories:
·        Child development (e.g., early emotional development, primal mental states, enfantile sexuality, oedipal complex).
·        Theories in child analysis (e.g., classical cases of child analysis in Freud, Klein and Winnicott).
·        Psychopathology (e.g., psychopathology of early childhood, psychopathology of adolescence, diagnosis of deficiencies, symptoms of the child as representing the parents’ conflicts).
·        Therapeutic dilemmas in treating children and adults (e.g., on becoming a child analyst, working with adolescence, working with parents).
Currently there are 109 candidates in the adult training program, 25 of which are also in the combined training program.
 Ahuva Schul                                                  Talia  Fruhauf
Program Coordinators