Two-Year Evening Training Program In Contemporary Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Liliana Manca, Associate Director of Training
The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, one of New York's oldest and largest institutes, provides psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy to over 500 patients per week. We offer advanced training in psychoanalytic and other specialized treatments to qualified professionals.
The Two-Year Program Requires:
● Theory classes and group supervision from 6:00-9:20 p.m. on Tuesday nights at ICP.
● Weekly individual supervision and therapy, available at reduced rates.
● Two patient hours per week (from Institute or work setting).
*Graduates are eligible to apply for Second Year of Analytic Program.
Purpose: ICP's Two-Year Evening Program in Contemporary Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is a convenient evening program designed to provide an intensive learning experience combining course work, individual and group supervision, patient contact and individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy. It is our philosophy that the development of treatment skill and competence can be best carried out in a setting in which the continued personal growth of the therapist is fostered. The program, therefore, emphasizes the development of personal awareness as well as the development of technical skill and theoretical knowledge.
Eligibility: Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, Psychologists, Psychiatric Nurses, Physicians, Creative Arts Therapists and other mental health professionals. Applicants must have a Master's degree or higher. All students must carry Malpractice Liability insurance.
Upon the satisfactory fulfillment of all requirements of the program, students will be awarded a Letter of Completion.
A. Curriculum: The curriculum consists of a two-year course of study with two fifteen-week semesters each year. Classes meet Tuesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 9:20 pm. Each evening, participants attend one theoretical course, one clinical course and one group supervision.
B. Caseload: Each student is required to work with two patients in weekly psychotherapy. Students may choose to be assigned patients from the Institute's clinic. ICP's clinical services provide psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy for a population of over 500 patients per week. Our students have a ready and varied population with which to gain experience in the practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy. This availability makes for a variety of learning experiences not possible at other institutes which do not have active clinics. Upon approval by their supervisors, students in the Two-Year Program may opt instead to work with patients from private practice or work settings.
C. Personal Psychotherapy: Students are required to be in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at least once weekly throughout their training. The student's therapist must be a graduate of an analytic institute and be approved by our Training Committee. Note: A list of ICP therapists who make reduced-fee hours available to students is available on request.
D. Supervision: In addition to group supervision, which takes place on Tuesday evenings. one individual supervision session per week is required. Students choose their supervisors from a list of Two-Year Program supervisors. Scheduling of supervisory sessions is worked out with the supervisor. Fees are set at a rate of $50 per session.
Satisfactory Progress: Maintenance of matriculation as well as readiness to receive the Letter of Completion will be determined through periodic evaluation by the Training Committee. As our objective is to train our candidates and help them complete the program, and as we believe in the ability to change, there is a continued open dialogue between candidates, their supervisors, and the Training Committee concerning strengths and areas needing improvement. All supervisory reports are open to the candidates' inspection, as are all discussions of their progress in the Training Committee meetings. The rare candidate who consistently fails to demonstrate satisfactory progress may, after careful consultation, be asked to increase supervisor to twice-weekly session, take a leave of absence or be suspended from the program.
Tuition and Expenses: Tuition is $2,300 per year, payable to ICP by the first day of classes. This fee covers course work and group supervision. Candidates are responsible for their own personal therapy and supervisory fees.
Application Process: Applicants must submit the following:
● A completed application with a $75 application fee.
● Three letters of reference from people familiar with the applicant's clinical work, based on the enclosed Letter of
Reference forms, which are to be sent to each reference.
● Official graduate transcripts.
● A form filled out by the applicant's therapist, indicating his/her credentials. Students' therapists must be approved by
the Training Committee; therapists are accepted if they are graduates of recognized training programs in
Upon receipt of completed applications, two individual interviews are arranged with training committee members.
To request an application or for more information, contact the Associate Director of Training, Liliana Manca, at ICP: (212) 333-3444 ext. 105