ICAPP TRAINING FOR 2020 Via ZOOM
Units 1 to 8 and 9 to 12 will be offered in 2020.
This training is based on a portfolio system of undertaking various units to fulfil the different levels of training you wish to complete.
STRUCTURE OF THE TRAINING LEVELS
CERTIFICATE COURSE IN PSYCHOANALYTIC UNDERSTANDING OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
The Certificate Course (Level 1) is a Foundational level of learning in which the practice of observing infantile states of mind and reading about psychoanalytic principles are introduced. The skills and knowledge developed at this level are considered to be the basis of all future psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
Units 1 to 4 must be successfully completed
COURSE IN PSYCHOANALYTIC CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOTHERAPY
The Course in child and adolescent psychotherapy (Level 2) introduces the student to the practice of child and adolescent psychotherapy. As well as reading classic papers concerning the theory and practice of child and adolescent psychotherapy, issues concerning techniques in the assessment and therapy of children and adolescents and working with parents will be presented.
Units 5 to 8 must be successfully completed
CLINICAL TRAINING IN PSYCHOANALYTIC CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOTHERAPY
Clinical Training in child and adolescent psychotherapy (Level 3) builds upon the level 2 course and begins the formal training in child and adolescent therapy. All units will have a clinical emphasis. Readings in contemporary literature on child and adolescent therapy will be examined, incorporating the different schools of analytic thinking in this area. Clinical supervision and discussion both individually and in small groups will begin. Students will be required to be undertaking clinical work with children and/or adolescents. Students in level 1 and 2 are expected to be undertaking their own personal therapy
Units 9 to 12 must be successfully completed to advance to the final year of training
CLINICAL TRAINING IN PSYCHOANALYTIC CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOTHERAPY
Clinical Training - 2 (Level 4) is a consolidation and elaboration of level 3. Clinical supervision continues with the expectation of a greater level of sophistication in understanding and sensitivity in technique. Clinical reading will focus of particular areas of interest (e.g. autism, neuroscience).
Units 13 to 16 must be successfully completed, along with qualifying papers, for the completion of the training. Applications for membership of ICAPP can then be undertaken.
Successful completion of level one will enable students to apply for Affiliate Membership of ICAPP
Successful completion of level two will enable students to apply for Associate Membership of ICAPP
Successful completion of levels three and four with enable students to apply for Full Membership of ICAPP
TERM TIMES FOR ICAPP TRAINING UNITS 2020
Dates are for the week starting on a Monday
February 17 - March 30
May 4 - June 29
July 27 - September 14
October 12 - November 23
INDIVIDUAL TRAINING UNIT DETAILS
Units 1 and 2 Infant Observation
This seminar can be taken as a stand-alone experience. It is a 1-year course designed to help anyone working in any capacity with children, adolescents and their families. It is also the core course for those who are interested in becoming psychotherapists. Infant Observation is an intense experience in which the student learns directly about very young states of mind. Students are required to present detailed written descriptions of weekly observations of an infant at home interacting with their caretaker. These observations are then discussed in a small group with an experienced seminar leader. The aim is to develop skills in detailed observation, disciplined describing, learning how to establish observer boundaries, exploring the conscious and unconscious meanings of behaviour, and thinking about the growth of the mind and personality. To integrate and complete the course, students submit a 5000 word paper at the completion of the observation. This is required if the student wishes these units to be credited towards the Certificate Course.
Tuesday 9.30 am to 11 am (Semester 1 and 2)
Seminar leader JUDE PIERCEY
Unit 3 Introduction to Psychoanalytic Theories
This is a 6 months (15 weeks) reading seminar over the first two terms. It can be taken as a stand alone course or as part of the Certificate course. The aim of this seminar is to introduce students to key concepts in Psychoanalytic theory. The development of these concepts will be explored through the writings of a range of theorists including Freud, Klein, Sullivan, Winnicott, Bion, Lacan, Ogden, Alvarez and Ferro.
There will be selected reading and discussion of major papers. While this will give students a history of concepts, the focus will mainly be on the concepts as they are currently understood with consideration of how they might be applied in clinical work. A 1500 word essay is required for this unit for it to be accredited towards the ICAPP Training.
Monday 10am to 11.15am (Semester 1)
Seminar leader MARC CHAUSSIVERT
Unit 4 Introduction to Practice of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
This is a six moths ( 15 weeks) reading seminar over the first two terms. It can be taken as a stand alone course or as part of the Certificate course. The aim of this seminar is to introduce students to the practice of child and adolescent psychotherapy. The seminar will follow Peter Blake’s text book, “Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy”. It will include topics such as taking a referral, assessment, working with parents, the setting, play, therapy and endings.
Tuesday 6pm to 7.15pm or Wednesday 7.30 to 8.45am (Semester 1)
Seminar leader HELEN YOUNG
Unit 5 Working with Families (Semester 2)
This is a programme of readings and discussion of clinical material that focuses on working with families from a psychodynamic perspective.
This unit will be helpful for mental health professionals working with families, as well as for clinicians who work individually with children and adolescent.
Clearly a child or adolescent cannot be thought about outside the context of their family. This tension of working with the individual and/or the family or parents is a constant issue is child and adolescent work. These tensions will be explored in these seminars with theoretical and practical issues being discussed from a psychoanalytic perspective.
Please note that this unit will only be for term 3 – July 20 to September 11
Tuesday 4.30pm to 5.45pm or Thursday 8.00am to 9.15am (Semester 2)
Seminar leader SALLY YOUNG
Unit 6 Assessment (Semester 1)
This is a programme of readings and clinical discussions of presented material that focuses on the psychodynamic assessment of children and adolescents. This is assessment for a general understanding of the child or adolescent’s inner world, as well as assessment for the suitability of offering some therapeutic intervention. It will also involve the important task of conveying this understanding to parents or carers or other professionals.
Monday 1.45pm to 3.00pm (Semester 1)
Seminar leader ANTON ARONSTAN
Unit 7 Small Group Clinical Seminar (Semester 2)
This is a small group clinical seminar in which professionals working with children and/or adolescents will present their work for group discussion. The discussion will concentrate on theoretical and technical issues in working with these age groups.
Monday 1.45pm to 3.00pm (Semester 2)
Seminar leader ANTON ARONSTAN
Unit 8 Klein/Bion (Semester 1)
This is a reading seminar focusing on Klein’s key papers. This will be the basis for then reading Bion and examining how he developed Klein’s theory. This seminar is viewed as a prerequisite for later reading of contemporary theorist such as Ogden, Ferro and Shore.
Monday 3.15pm to 4.30pm (Semester 1)
Seminar leader EMMETT MAHER
Unit 9 Advanced Clinical Seminar with Sue Reid (Semester 1)
Limited Numbers of students
This is an advanced small group supervision seminar. It is a level 3 unit and marks the beginning of the clinical training. This will include clinical presentations and some readings on clinical issues. Sue Reid is an internationally renown child and adolescent psychotherapist.
Thursday 7.30pm to 8.45pm
Seminar leader SUE REID
Sue a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, and Adult Therapist, with a special interest in autism. She saw her first child with Autism in 1972, and has been working with children and adults on the Autistic Spectrum ever since. A passionate interest in autism led to the founding of the Autism Clinical and Research Workshop in 1986 at the Tavistock, where she was a senior member of staff and where she continues to teach. Later, she also founded the Specialist Multi-disciplinary team in the Child and Family department. In both of these endeavours, she was joined by Anne Alvarez, with whom she has continued to enjoy a long and creative partnership. She has lectured and run workshops in the UK, Europe, Israel, Australia, and the USA. Publications include ‘Autism and Personality: Findings from the Tavistock Autism Workshop’ edited with Anne Alvarez and “Developments in Infant Observation:The Tavistock Model”. She is director of the outcome study on the impact of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy on children with autism, with Dr. Tony Lee. She works with a wide range of patients of all ages and in addition, her specialist work includes the parents and families of those with autism.
Unit 10 Advanced Theoretical Reading - Ogden/Ferro/Schore Semester 2)
This is a reading seminar following on from the Klein/Bion reading seminar. It will focus on the Post Bionian work of Tom Ogden, Antonino Ferro and Allan Schore.
Monday 5.30pm to 6.45pm
Seminar Leader PETER BLAKE
Unit 11 Advanced Clinical Seminar 2 (Semester 2)
This is a continuation of the small group clinical supervision seminar. Seminar leader to be advised
Unit 12 Working with Adolescents with Peter Wilson (Semester 1)
(Limited number of students)
This is a seminar concentrating on the special issues involved in working with adolescents. Students will present clinical material of their work with adolescents as well as undertaking selected readings on this developmental period. Peter Wilson is an internationally renown adolescent psychotherapist.
Wednesday 7.30pm to 8.45pm
Seminar Leader PETER WILSON
Peter is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. He trained in child psychoanalysis at the Hampstead Child Therapy Course and Clinic (now the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families) from 1967 - 1971. Since then he has held senior positions in the NHS, at the Institute of Psychiatry, Peper Harow Therapeutic Community and the Brent Consultation Centre and the Brandon Centre for adolescents. He was the co founder and Director of Young Minds, the national child mental health charity and later the Clinical Adviser to the Place2Be charity that provides a comprehensive counselling service in schools across the country. He has been actively involved in policy developments in the field of child and adolescent mental health services and has published numerous papers and chapters on a range of subjects relating to child and adolescent development and psychotherapy. He has lectured and taught in various institutions, including the Anna Freud National Centre, The Tavistock Centre, The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education and the British Psychotherapy Foundation.