Child Psychotherapy Training Program 2013 - 2014

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Child Psychotherapy Training Program 2013 - 2014

Laurie Goldsmith, Ph.D. and Christina Lapides, L.C.S.W., Co-Chairs

Infancy and Early Childhood

Contemporary psychotherapy of children and adolescents makes demands on the therapist that are different than treatment of adults.  Infants and young children are having new experiences of their minds and bodies.  How do we reach their inner worlds when they often can't use words to tell us about their experience? 

The current year of this two-year program addresses infancy and early childhood.  Children often communicate through play, but some can't play.  The therapist has to bring together the child's behaviors, and their own countertransference reactions, to try to arrive at the underlying meanings of the child's world.

This two year series of seminars addresses the relational, environmental and intrapsychic processes for both child and parents, and offers in-depth examples of interventions.  The seminars use class discussion, readings, and case presentations by instructors and participants. Attention will be paid to different theoretical orientations and to cultural and sexual diversity.

Students may enter at either year. Students are entitled to attend all child colloquiua held at SFCP.

Certificate Program Option

The Child Psychotherapy Training Program is offering interested students the option of completing a certificate program.  Upon completion of the program the student will be awarded a certificate from SFCP stating that they have complete the program in Child Psychotherapy Training.  In order to receive the certificate, the student must:

  1. complete the two year curriculum; and
  2. complete 40 hours of supervision with a supervisor chosen from any Child Psychotherapy Seminar faculty, including those not currently teaching.  Reduced fee supervision may be available if needed.
Date: Wednesdays, September 4, 2013 - May 21, 2014
Time: 07:30pm - 09:00pm
Sessions: 35 Sessions
Location: San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tuition Fees: $ 1,450.00
Reader and CME/CE credit fees are not included in the tuition
see Registration and Fees, Refund Policy, and CME/CE Credit Information for details
CME/CE: This program has been awarded a total of 52.5 CME/CE credits.
To Register: Click here to register online now
Or call us at 415-563-5815 to register over the phone

 

Orientation/Introduction to Child Psychotherapy & Infant Observation

This seminar will consider earliest child development and the states of mind of babies and their caregivers through literature and transcripts of infant observations.  We will engage in a close reading of transcipts of observational data, discuss the phenomenological experiences of the infants and caregivers, and explore clinical and theoretical implications of these vivid observations for child and adult psychotherapy.

Celeste Schneider, Ph.D.Member & Faculty, SFCP
Wednesdays, September 4, 11, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 2013
This seminar has been awarded 9 CME/CE credits.

Educational Objectivse:
Participant will be able to

  1. Students will compare different theories of early childhood development and the early affective and mental states through case material
  2. Students will be able to describe interrelations between the emotionally vivid interactions between caregivers and infants and work in the consulting room with child and adult patients.
  3. Students will explore various theoretical perspectives on infant observation
  4. Students will be able to describe how Infant Observation applies to their clinical practice.
  5. Students will reflect on how their listening to clinical material is affected by the Infant Observation approach
  6. Students will explore how the writing style of an infant observation is similar or different to traditional case process notes.

 

Normal Infant Development and Research

This seminar will begin with an overview of attachment theory and research. We will examine infant research from the perspectives of Peter Fonagy's object relations theory and Daniel Stern's interpersonal theory. We will conclude with a look at the clinical applications of infant research using a case presentation.

Shahla Chehrazi, M.D.Member & Faculty, SFCP
Wednesdays, October 16, 23, 30; November 6, 13, 20, 2013
This seminar has been awarded 9 CME/CE credits.

Educational Objectives:
Participant will be able to

  1. Describe four different principals of infant mental health: a)mutual regulation, b)attachment, c)mirror neurons, and d) mentalization.
  2. Reveiw updated research in infant development and how it impacts our clinical work with infants and parents.
  3. Compare normal and abnormal infant development and recognize the early signs of developmental delays,using video tapes and case presentations.

 

Winnicott's Thinking ABout the Basics: Issues of Connection, Ruthlessness and Loss in the Young Child.

How does a child engage with the world—both with their caregiver and with their own sense of self? This seminar will explore the many-faceted world of the young child through the pervue of Winnicott and his theories on the use of the object and on play. We will use his thinking as an entryway to understand the clinical issues that impacts a young child through both clinical and theoretical articles.

Reyna Cowan, Psy.D.
Wednesdays, December 4, 11, 18, 2013; January 8, 15, 22, 2014
This seminar has been awarded 9 CME/CE credits.

Reyna Cowan, Psy.D. is a member of the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC). She is faculty at SFCP and has taught for ACCESS Institute, NCSPP, PINC, SFCP and  The Psychotherapy Institute. She sees adults, children, adolescents and couples in the Rockridge area of Oakland.

Educational Objectives:
Participant will be able to

  1. Students will gain a working understanding of the work of D.W. Winnicott and how he creates a structure for looking at the way a child engages with her world.
  2. Students will learn the difference between an environmental mother and an object mother and develop strategies to understand what is going on in a treatment between a child and therapist iin the consultation room.
  3. Students will learn techniques and strategies for play therapy with very young children.

 

Psychotherapy with 3 to 6 year olds:  The Magic and the Romance

In this course we will present and discuss the developmental tasks of 3-6 year olds with a special emphasis on the evolution of fantasy during this period and its centrality in play, personality and psychopathology.  W will help participants be able to distinguish the normative symptoms of childhood from incipient psychopathology.  We will use clinical material to illustrate the use of dyadic and individual therapy in this age group and will discuss the challenges and importance of working with parents of 3-6 year old children.

Phyllis Cath, M.D.
Graham Hansen, M.D.
Wednesdays, January 29; February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2014
This seminar has been awarded 7.5 CME/CE credits.

Educational Objectives:
Participant will be able to

  1. Assess 3 to 6 year olds re: their suitability for therapy.
  2. Use theory appropriately to develop a formulation of case dynamics.
  3. Develop a developmentally informed treatment plan.
  4. Make more effective use of fantasy play in diagnosis and treatment.
  5. Differentiate developmentally normative symptoms from those that require intervention.

 

Child Case Conference

Participants will have the opportunity to present transcriptions of sessions from their own, active cases to their fellow classmates, and to two experienced clinicians who will function as consultants in a continuous case conference format. Participants will be introduced to some guidelines to help facilitate the creation of an open and creative space between child and therapist, for thinking emotionally together, and in helping to imagine, or to “dream” the child’s internal world, and un-dreamt experiences.

Era A. Loewenstein, Ph.D.Member & Faculty, SFCP
Jack Giuliani, Ph.D.Member & Faculty, SFCP
Wednesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9, 2014
This seminar has been awarded 9 CME/CE credits.

Educational Objectives:
Participant will be able to

  1. Participants will be able to become involved in an intensive & appropriate therapeutic interaction with their patients.
  2. Participants will be able to observe and reflect upon the processes within the therapeutic interaction as it occurs.
  3. Participants will be able to identify the most appropriate points for therapeutic interventions.
  4. Participants will be able to observe and listen for the responses to their therapeutic interventions.
  5. Participants will be able to integrate this response into further interactions, reflection and interventions.
  6. Participants will be able to consider and adjust their interventions to the developing therapeutic process as it unfolds in the session, and over the course of treatment.

 

Challenges of Child Therapy: Nuts and Bolts of Child Work in Tandem with Their Parents

This course will focus on the interplay between theory, clinical technique, countertransference and the inevitable, unplanned actions of therapist and child when one is engaged in psychotherapy.  Add to this potent mix the inherent difficulties creating a strong alliance with parents who will determine the success or failure of our work.  We will look at ways to think about and manage toileting accidents, children who refuse to come into the office or refuse to leave, and those who lie or steal from us.  We will focus on the parents' needs as well as the needs of the children, knowing that parental ambivalence will permeate the relationship with us and with their children.  How do we keep ourselves confident and assured of our "goodness" in the face of multiple struggles on so many fronts?  We welcome participants' clinical cases and quandaries as integral to this course.

Myrna Frankel, L.C.S.W.Member & Faculty, SFCP
Wednesdays, April 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21, 2014
This seminar has been awarded 9 CME/CE credits.

Educational Objectives:
Participant will be able to

  1. Students will learn countertransference implications for therapists; managing and using emotional responses.
  2. Participants will increase their capacity to apply theory to unexpected enactments.
  3. Students will explore child and parental development and special behavioral outcomes.
  4. Participants will normalize their experience through didactic and group exposure.
  5. Students will use a variety of typical and atypical vignettes of the presenter and group members on limit setting, physical contact and toileting.

Certificate Program Option

The Child Psychotherapy Training Program is offering interested students the option of completing a certificate program.  Upon completion of the program the student will be awarded a certificate from SFCP stating that they have complete the program in Child Psychotherapy Training.  In order to receive the certificate, the student must:

  • complete the two year curriculum; and
  • complete 40 hours of supervision with a supervisor chosen from any Child Psychotherapy Seminar faculty, including those not currently teaching.  Reduced fee supervision may be available if needed.

 

 

Eligibility

If you have any questions about your level of preparation, please contact either of the Child Psychotherapy Training Program Co-Chairs: Laurie Goldsmith, Ph.D., at 510-652-1223, or Christina Lapides, L.C.S.W., at 510-654-6430.

 

Registration

You are required to submit a brief Summary of Experience when you apply for the program.

 

Course Tuition Fee and Refund Policy

Fee is $ 1,450.00; 35 sessions; cost of readers and CME/CE credits fees are not included in tuition.  Full tuition payment is due upon registration.  In addition, a two-installment plan is available for this program.  Click here to learn more about the installment plan option.

 

Readers Fee

Charges for reading material required for the seminars are not included in tuition. They are based upon copyright laws and change based on the content of the readers. The charges will be billed to you separately. Please submit your registration and your tuition payment two weeks in advance in order to receive reading materials before the course starting date.

 

CME/CE Credit Fee

This program has been awarded a total of 103.5 CME/CE credits. The credits cost per hour is $10 for all SFCP members, and $12 for non SFCP members. SFCP has established a cap cost of $200 for credits requested per program. The cost of CME/CE credits is separate from the programs fees and billed individually upon the request for credits at the end of the seminar.

 

CME/CE Attendance Requirements

  • Physicians, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Registered Nurses will be awarded AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ on an hour for hour basis; see the program description for the maximum of credits awarded for each program.
  • Psychologists participating in long-term programs (lecture series) who can demonstrate a minimum of 80% attendance for a seminar within the series, are eligible to obtain these credits by notifying the SFCP office after the seminar has ended. Seminars of 4 sessions or fewer require 100% attendance. Participants will pay the appropriate fee for the seminar (based on the number of credits they obtain), and then will receive a verification letter of their attendance.
  • 100% attendance is required for short-term programs (individual course).

 

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