For More Information
For CAPP, please contact
Wendy Turchin, MD
Director, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program
For PIP, please contact
Talia Hatzor, Ph.D.
Director, PIP Training
Find out what Columbia trainees and faculty think most distinguishes the Center as a place to learn, teach, and grow.
The Child and Adolescent Psychodynamic Psychotherapy program, under the direction of Wendy Turchin, MD, is an intensive two-year clinical training in the theory and technique of psychodynamic interventions with children, adolescents and emerging adults. Instructors are primarily drawn from child faculty at the Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research; in addition, we benefit from guest presenters who bring expertise in specific topics. CAPP provides each participant with weekly individual supervision (times to be arranged between student and supervisor). Classes take place on Monday nights, from 8-9:30PM; assigned readings draw from both traditional and contemporary papers on psychodynamically-oriented theories of development, psychopathology and child practice. A foundational component of CAPP class work is the presentation of child case material, by faculty and students, and discussion.
In our first year, we focus on issues pertaining to the development, assessment and treatment of young children whose therapy is conducted primarily through the medium of play; then, we advance chronologically to cover middle childhood and preadolescence. The developmental challenges and treatment of adolescents and emerging adults is examined in the second year. Special topics are woven into the curriculum, such as working with parents, current considerations in the treatment of gender diverse youth, and newer models of psychodynamically-derived intervention.
CAPP welcomes child practitioners at all levels of their career who wish to deepen their knowledge and skill via small seminars, individual supervision and lively discussions with a community of dedicated child clinicians. Participants may include licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and nurse practitioners with backgrounds in child work (e.g., child fellowship or internship). Those interested in learning more about CAPP should contact Wendy Turchin, MD, at either 212 706-1957 or email@example.com.
Child Psychotherapy Training tuition will be $4,000 per year for either program. This program does not qualify for the Columbia University Tuition Exemption Program.
Please review the Psychotherapy Division's Refund and Cancellation Policy.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 27 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies* whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
*Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.
-Updated July 2021-