Applications Currently Being Accepted
The child and adolescent psychotherapy program will provide a theoretical framework and practical approach to understanding human development which will, in turn, enhance clinical skills. Participants will increase their knowledge of how the mind of the child unfolds through patterns of behavior, attachment styles, regression, repetition, fixation, and the development of personality. Untangling the web of conflict between parent and child will be explored through the lens of developmental milestones.
The child and adolescent psychotherapy program is designed to provide a foundation in the principles, theories, and techniques of psychodynamic psychotherapy with children and adolescents. Participants in this program are mental health professionals who wish to develop and hone their clinical skills through classroom learning, mentoring and clinical case discussions.
The participants in this program will gain the support and confidence necessary to develop or expand their private practices or work more effectively with patients in community mental health agencies, schools, universities, and health care settings.
Upon completion of the program, a certificate in child and adolescent psychotherapy will be awarded.
- Course work – 8 courses
- Supervision – 1 year of case supervision (52 weeks). If a candidate wants to affiliate with NJI’s Clinic, two years of case supervision (104 weeks) is required.
- Final case presentation
- 140 documented clinical hours working with children and adolescents
- Final case presentation paper
- Personal psychotherapy/psychoanalysis. Strongly recommended but nor required
- Upon acceptance into the program, it’s recommended that candidates become student members of NAAP (link to org)
Tuition and Fees:
- Tuition per course $350.00
- Registration, PACO and Pep-Web fees $ 115.00
- Registered candidates pay a nominal fee to attend our fall conference and spring symposium. In addition, NJI offers many events that are free of charge
- #F102 – Psychoanalytic Theory of Early Development (Taken with candidates from the Introduction to Psychoanalysis Program and the Advanced Psychoanalytic Certification Program)
- #F201 -Transference (Taken with candidates from the Advanced Psychoanalytic Certification Program)
- #S105 – Developmental Theory: Latency to Adolescence (Taken with candidates from the Introduction to Psychoanalysis Program and the Advanced Psychoanalytic Certification Program)
- #S204 – Countertransference (Taken with candidates from the Advanced Psychoanalytic Certification Program)
- #107 – Case Seminar: Clinical Issues: Planning, Interventions Strategies, and Evaluation
- #105 – Case Presentation: Play Therapy – Theory and Technique
- #104 -Psychosomatic disorders and characteriological issues in children and adolescents
- #108 – Advance Seminar: Case formulations and presentations
Click on Course Descriptions below to see a summary of materials covered in each class
For admissions questions regarding this program, please contact Jodi Kosofsky, Director of the Child and Adolescent program at 201-417- 4218.