ICAPP TRAINING

FOR  2022 Via ZOOM
ICAPP is pleased to announce its training program for 2022

Units 1 & 2 Infant Observation
Unit 3 Introduction to Psychoanalytic Theory 
Unit 4 Introduction to the Practice of Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy
Unit 5 Working with Parents and Families
Unit 6 Assessment
Unit 7 Clinical Supervision Seminar 1
Unit 8 Klein/Bion
Unit 9 Contemporary Theory (Ogden/Ferro)
Unit 10 Clinical 
Unit 11 Advanced Clinical Seminar with Sue Reid
Unit 12 Working with Adolescents

SEMESTER 1    
Term 1: Feb 14 – April 8
Term 2: April 25 – June 10   

SEMESTER 2
Term 3:  July 18 – Sept 9
Term 4:  September 26 – Nov 7
 
COST
$70 per seminar – this is for all seminars except
$80 per seminar for Infant Observation (90 minute seminar)
Seminars with overseas tutors will be at a higher rate


STRUCTURE OF THE TRAINING LEVELS
LEVEL 1
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 before students can progress to Level 2

LEVEL 2
COURSE IN PSYCHOANALYTIC CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOTHERAPY
Each student is required to be undertaking their own personal therapy to qualify for study and practice at this level.
This course introduces the student to the practice of child and adolescent psychotherapy. We will be reading relevant classic papers which explore theory and practice as well as considering techniques used in assessment and therapy. We will also be studying readings on the theory and practice of working with parents.
 
Units 5 to 8 must be successfully completed before students can progress to Level 3


 LEVEL 3
CLINICAL TRAINING IN PSYCHOANALYTIC CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOTHERAPY 
Clinical Training in child and adolescent psychotherapy (Level 3) builds upon Level 2 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 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 are expected to continue their personal therapy during this training.
 
ACCREDITATION
 After successful completion of Level 1 students will receive a certificate in Foundation Studies in Children and Adolescent Psychotherapy.

 After successful completion of level 2 students will receive a certificate in Clinical Studies of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and will be eligible to apply for Associate Membership of ICAPP.

 After successful completion of level 3 students will receive a certificate in The Theory and Practice of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and will be eligible to apply for Full Membership of ICAPP. 


THE COURSE IN DETAIL
 Units 1& 2 Infant Observation
Seminar leader: Jude Piercey
Contact  judepiercey@hotmail.com  PH. 0413 351 486
You can join this unit at one of the following times 
EITHER  Tuesday 9.30am to 11am 
OR Tuesday 4pm to 5pm

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 child and adolescent psychotherapists. However, the study of units 1 and 2 can extend beyond one year of study. When the student enrols in this course they will initially attend the weekly seminar with a small group of other students. This is to support the student in the task of finding a suitable mother/baby couple for the student to observe, via discussions within the group. Possible difficulties are discussed sensitively and when a suitable pair is found, the seminar leader further supports the student to secure the observation. 
 
Infant Observation is a powerful study in which the student learns directly about very young states of mind. Students are required to attend weekly observations of an infant at home interacting with their caretaker. After this they present detailed written descriptions of their observations to a small study group facilitated by an experienced seminar leader. Throughout the course of the year each student will come to ‘know’ not only their baby, but also other babies being presented by the other students in the group.    
 
The aim of this course is to assist the student to develop skills in detailed observation and the capacity to present their observations in disciplined writing. The student also learns to establish observer boundaries, explore the conscious and unconscious meanings of behaviour, and develop sophisticated thinking about the development of mind and personality. These units also aim at enhancing one’s capacity for reverie and intuition. 

Infant observation is considered to be the cornerstone of the ICAPP training and especially fundamental in the early stages of the course.
                                                                            
To integrate and complete the course, students are required to submit a 5000 word paper at the completion of the observation. 
 
This is a requirement for students wishing to be credited for the unit of study.


Unit 3 Introduction to Psychoanalytic Theories
Seminar leader Marc Chaussivert
Contact mchaussivert@gmail.com
You can join this unit at one of the following times 
EITHER Monday 10 am to 11.15am 
OR Monday 5pm to 6.15pm 

 
This is a 6 month (15 week) 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, Winnicott, Bion, Lacan, Bollas, 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 to be accredited.


Unit 4  Introduction to the Practice of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
Seminar leader Helen Young
Contact:  helen3young@gmail.com 
You can join this unit at one of the following times  
Either Tuesday mornings 7.30am to 8.45am
OR Wednesday evenings 5.30pm to 6.45pm 
 
Please Note: Unit 4 will be offered both in Semester 1 and Semester 2
This is a six month (15 week) reading seminar over 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” as well as referring to other leading theorists.  It will include topics such as assessment, working with parents, the setting, symbolisation and play therapy.


Unit 5  Working with Parents and Families
Term 1: Working with Parents – Seminar Leader Jeanne Magagna
Term 2:  Working with Families – Seminar Leader Sally Young

For enrolment in Unit 5 Contact Peter Blake on pfblake@optusnet.com.au
Please Note: This Unit will only be offered in Semester 1

This is a program 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. 
 
A child or adolescent cannot be thought about outside the context of their family and parents. This tension of working with the individual and/or the family or parents is a constant issue in child and adolescent work. These tensions will be explored in these seminars with theoretical and practical issues being discussed from a psychoanalytic perspective.
 
Term 1: Jeanne Magagna – Working with Parents. 
Thursday 7.15pm to 8.45 pm (times will vary during the course of the semester due to variations in daylight savings between Australia and England)
 
Term 2: Sally Young – Working with Families
Tuesdays 5.15pm to 6.45pm


Unit 6 Assessment
Please Note: This unit will only be offered in Semester 2
Seminar leader Helen Young
Contact helen3young@gmail.com
Mondays 5.30pm to 6.45pm
 
This is a program of readings and discussion of presented clinical material that focuses on the psychodynamic assessment of children and adolescents. This is an assessment for a general understanding of the child or adolescent’s inner world, as well as an assessment of the suitability of offering therapeutic intervention. It will also involve the important task of conveying this understanding to parents or carers as well as other professionals.

 
Unit 7 Small Group Clinical Seminar
Please Note: Unit 7 will be offered in 2023
Seminar leader Peter Blake
Contact  pfblake@optusnet.com.au
Mondays 5.30pm to 6.45pm
 
This is a small group clinical seminar for professionals working with children and/or adolescents to be able to present their work for group discussion.  The discussion will concentrate on theoretical and technical issues in working with these age groups.
 
To apply for inclusion in this supervision group please contact Peter Blake 


Unit 8  Exploring Klein and Bion
Please Note: Unit 7 will be offered in Semester 1
Seminar leader Annette Murphy
Contact  amurphy@ammw.org

A 1500-word essay is required for this unit for it to be accredited towards the ICAPP training.
Thursday  9.30am to 10.45am  

 This seminar series begins by looking at Klein’s personal and professional development and considering the impact of these on the evolution of her ground breaking ideas. We then read and discuss some of her seminal works in tandem with writings of significant Klein scholars.
 
The second part of the series considers Bion’s work both in light of his development of Klein’s theories and in its own right. Again we will consider his work alongside those who have made significant studies of his work.


Unit 9  Contemporary Theoretical Reading – (Ogden/Ferro)
Please Note: Unit 9 will only be offered in Semester 2
Seminar Leader  TBC
Contact pfblake@optusnet.com.au
A 1500-word essay is required for this unit for it to be accredited towards the ICAPP Training.
Dates and Times tbc

This is a reading seminar following on from the Klein/Bion reading seminar. It will focus on the Post Bionian work of Tom Ogden and Antonino Ferro.


Unit 10  Clinical Issues: Trauma and Dissociation. 
Please Note: Unit 10 will be offered in Term 1 Semester 1
Seminar leader  Dr Valerie Sinason
Contact pfblake@optusnet.com.au
Monday 7.30pm – 8.45pm until daylight savings ends, then 5.30pm – 6.45pm
Commencing February 14th

In the wake of Covid and the largest amount of enforced migration for a century due to wars and genocide, the word “trauma” has been used more than ever. But what is it and how do we best address it? This series provides definitions, history and clinical implications. We follow the clinical consequences, from healthy resilience to Dissociative Identity Disorder, seeing how attachment patterns lighten or increase the load. 

Dr Valerie Sinason is a poet, writer, child and adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Adult Psychoanalyst. She has specialised in trauma and disability for forty years. She is a widely published writer and lectures nationally and internationally. Founder and Patron for the Clinic for Dissociative Studies UK, President of the Institute for Psychotherapy and Disability, she is on the Board of the ISSTD where she was given a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017 . 

Valerie’s latest books are: 
Sinason, V (2020) The truth about Trauma and Dissociation : everything you didn’t want to know and were afraid to ask, Confer Karnac which was the winner of the Frank Putnam award) 
Sinason,V & Conway,A (2021) Trauma and memory:the science and the silenced, Routledge . 
Her first novel “the Orpheus Project”, will be published by Aeon books April 2022


Unit 11 Advanced Clinical Immersion with Sue Reid
Please Note: Unit 11 will be offered in both Semesters 1 and 2 
Contact mchaussivert@gmail.com about this unit.

This is a small group clinical supervision seminar. It is for advanced students of ICAPP as well as experienced child and adolescent psychotherapists/psychoanalysts/clinicians. This is a unique experience of deeply exploring clinical material by immersing oneself in the material, examining its infantile roots and following in great detail the interaction and flow of the transference/countertransference. 

Thursdays 7.30pm to 8.45pm commencing February 25, 2022 (times will shift to a slightly earlier time during the course of the semester with variations in daylight savings). 
This is an opportunity to learn from one of the most exciting international teachers of child and adolescent analytic work. Numbers will be limited therefore enrolments will be accepted in order of the date of application. 

Sue Reid is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, and an 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 founded the Specialist Multi-disciplinary team in the Child and Family department. In both 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 12   Working with Adolescents
Please Note: Unit 12 will only be offered in Semester 2
Seminar leader TBC
Times and dates TBC
  
Seminar Co-ordinator for this seminar: PETER BLAKE
 
Contact pfblake@optusnet.com.au
 
Training Director  PETER BLAKE 
Contact pfblake@optusnet.com.au 
 

Upon the completion of two training cases and a clinical presentation of one of these cases the student may apply for full ICAPP Membership.

All seminars will be conducted via Zoom
 
Interstate and professionals from other countries are encouraged to apply.
 
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