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Upcoming "Why Psychoanalysis?"
The Columbia Psychoanalytic Center has made the study and the teaching of psychotherapy an essential part of our academic enterprise.
Our Psychotherapy Division, run by Eve Caligor MD, has pioneered a program of education in psychodynamic psychotherapy for psychoanalytic candidates. And for those not in analytic training but wishing to develop their skills as psychotherapists, the Psychotherapy Division, in collaboration with the Child Division, offers four specialized psychotherapy training programs, each providing a unique integration of clinical theory and technique and taught by experts in the field.
Our Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program offers a two-year training in theory and technique of psychodynamic psychotherapy. Weekly didactic seminars cover contemporary psychoanalytic models of psychological functioning and psychopathology, along with training in the theory and technique of a spectrum of psychodynamic psychotherapies. The didactic curriculum is complemented by weekly individual supervisory sessions. Both are provided by faculty of the Psychoanalytic Center.
Our Child and Adolescent Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program offers comparable training in child and adolescent psychotherapy.
Our course of study in Transference-Focused Psychotherapy provides a year long training in TFP, a manualized, evidence-based treatment for severe personality disorders, in particular borderline and narcissistic personality disorders. We offer two different training options - a classroom based course meets weekly in midtown Manhattan, and a comparable online training conducted by videoconference.
Through our Parent-Infant Program we offer a two-year training in conjoint treatment with mothers and infants. The Parent-Infant Program is open to clinical social workers and RNs as well as psychiatrists and psychologists.
We also offer "mini-courses" of 6-8 sessions on topics of interest to psychotherapists. In 2013-14 we offered an 8-session course on the Psychodynamics of Sexuality and Gender. In 2014-15, we be offered an 8 week course on Psychodynamic Approaches to Panic, Anxiety and Depression. we are currently developing courses for the upcoming academic year. Mini-courses are open to psychiatry residents and psychology graduate students.
Each of these programs was developed to meet the need for additional psychodynamic training increasingly experienced by many graduates of psychiatric residencies and clinical psychology Ph.D. programs.