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Upcoming "Why Psychoanalysis?"
The Center’s 2-year child psychotherapy training takes place on Monday evenings, and is jointly directed by Wendy Turchin, MD and Talia Hatzor, PhD. We offer two distinct tracks that share a core introductory curriculum and then diverge to provide intensive instruction in either parent and infant treatments (PIP) or child/adolescent psychotherapy (CAPP); these are described separately below. Participants in both programs share an initial semester of classes that explore the following topics: core concepts in psychodynamic therapies; psychoanalytically-informed theories of development and psychopathology; principles of assessment and treatment with children; work with parents; and the role of culture, race, and ethnicity in child therapy. After completing this first series, the two groups separate and pursue their specialties, occasionally joining together for case presentations and discussions. Potential students should apply to the individual program, either PIP or CAPP, that best aligns with their scholarly and clinical interests and goals.