ICAPP TRAINING

FOR  2021 Via ZOOM

ICAPP is pleased to announce its training program for 2021

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 Issues
Unit 11 Advanced Clinical Seminar with Sue Reid
Unit 12 Working with Adolescents 
       
TERM DATES 2021
SEMESTER 1
Term 1: February 15  – April 2
Term 2:  April 26  – June 18
 
SEMESTER 2
Term 3:  July 12 – September 3
Term 4:  October 4 –  November 15 
 
COST
$65 per seminar – this is for all seminars except,
$75 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 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

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.

Seminar leader  JUDE PIERCEY
Contact  judepiercey@hotmail.com  
PH. 0413 351 486

Tuesday 9.30 a.m. to 11 a.m. (Semester 1 and 2)


Unit 3  Introduction to Psychoanalytic Theories

Please Note: You may join Unit 3 in either Semester 1 or Semester 2

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.

Seminar leader MARC CHAUSSIVERT
Contact mchaussivert@gmail.com
You can join this unit at one of the following times 
EITHER  Monday 10 a.m. to 11.15 a.m. or Monday 5 p.m. to 6.15 p.m. 


Unit 4   Introduction to Practice of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

Please Note: You may join Unit 4 in either Semester 1 or 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”.  It will include topics such as considerations when taking a referral, assessment, working with parents, the setting, play therapy and endings. 

Seminar leader  HELEN YOUNG
Contact  helen3young@gmail.com 
You can join this unit at one of the following times 
EITHER  Monday  6p.m. to 7.15 p.m or Tuesday 7.30 a.m. to 8.45 a.m.


Unit 5  Working with Parents and Families

Please Note: Unit 5 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. 

Clearly a child or adolescent cannot be thought about outside the context of their family/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.
 
In Term 1 Sally Young will focus on Working with Families
In Term 2 Jeanne Magagna will focus on Working with Parents. 

Seminar leader: (Term 1)   
SALLY YOUNG
Contact  yngs@bigpond.com
Tuesday 4.30 to 5.45 p.m. (Term 1)
 
Seminar leader: (Term 2)
JEANNE MAGAGNA
Contact Peter Blake  pfblake@optusnet.com.au
Thursday 5.15 to 6.30 p.m. (Term 2) (times will vary slightly during the course of the semester with variations in daylight savings)


Unit 6  Assessment

Please Note: This unit will only be offered in Semester 1

This is a program of readings and discussion of presented clinical 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 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.

Seminar Leader: PETER BLAKE
Contact Peter Blake  pfblake@optusnet.com.au
Monday  5.30 p.m. to 6.45 p.m.


Unit 7  Small Group Clinical Seminar

Please Note: This unit will only be offered in Semester 1

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.
 
Seminar leader ANTON ARONSTAN
Contact antonstan@hotmail.com
Wednesday   11.45 p.m. to 1.00 p.m.


Unit 8  Klein/Bion 

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 following readings of contemporary theorist such as Ogden, Ferro and Shore.

Seminar leader ANNETTE MURPHY

Please Note: You may join Unit 8 in either Semester 1 or Semester 2 

Contact  amurphy@ammw.org
A 1500-word essay is required for this unit for it to be accredited towards the ICAPP Training.
Tuesday   10 a.m. to 11.15 a.m.  


Unit 9  Contemporary Theoretical Reading – (Ogden/Ferro)

Please Note: This unit will only be offered in 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 and Antonino Ferro.

Seminar Leader  PETER BLAKE
Contact pfblake@optusnet.com.au
A 1500-word essay is required for this unit for it to be accredited towards the ICAPP Training.
Monday 5.30 p.m. to 6.45 p.m.


Unit 10  Clinical Issues

Please Note: This unit will only be offered in Semester 2 This is a reading and clinical presentation seminar exploring current issues relevant to the practice of child and adolescent psychotherapy. Issues covered may vary from year to year. This year Jeanne Magagna will concentrate on psychodynamic approaches to working with the issues of Eating Disorders, Self Harm and Suicide. 

Seminar Leader  JEANNE MAGAGNA
Contact pfblake@optusnet.com.au
Thursday 5.15 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. (times will vary slightly during the course of the semester with variations in daylight savings)

Jeanne Magagna is a Child, Adult and Family Psychotherapist who worked for 24 years as the Head of Psychotherapy Services at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London. Here she specialised in working with children and families where there was an eating disorder, psychosis, or pervasive retreat from life.  Her special area of interest is the application of infant observation and its value for understanding the non-verbalized feelings present in clinical work, early intervention and paediatric assessments. 

She worked as Joint Coordinator and Vice-President of the Centro Studi Martha Harris Tavistock Model Child sychotherapy Trainings in Florence, Venice, Rome, Italy.  She has taught and published internationally in South America, Australia, United States, France, Germany, Poland, Russia, Italy, India, Iran, Mexico, and Belgium, and Russia.

She is the Joint Editor of Crises in Adolescence and Psychotherapy with Families as well as Joint Editor of Intimate Transformations: Babies with their Familiese and Editor of Universals of Psychoanalysis. 
 
In 2012 Jeanne Magagna published The Silent Child: Communication without Words (London: Karnac) and her jointly edited book Infant Observation according to Esther Bick of the Tavistock Clinic and Being Present for your Nursery Age Child (Karnac). Her forthcoming book due in 2021 is regarding eating disorders in young people.
 


Unit 11 Working with Adolescents

Please Note: This unit will only be offered in Semester 2

This clinical seminar will focus exclusively on working with adolescents. It will be a mix of readings and clinical presentations.
Time, day and seminar leader to be announced.


Unit 12 Advanced Clinical Immersion with Sue Reid

Please Note: You may join this unit in either Semester 1 or Semester 2 

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. 
 
Thursday  5.30 p.m. to 6.45 p.m. February 4 to June 17, 2021 (times will vary slightly 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.


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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