Respecialization

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IPTAR’s Respecialization Program is a pre-psychoanalytic training sequence designed for two groups of candidates:

Applicants pursuing or having completed graduate degrees in social work, psychology, nursing, psychiatry who are interested in learning more about psychoanalytic theory and practice;

Applicants from all academic and professional fields, including the humanities, social sciences, education, law, medicine, and the arts who are interested in respecializing in psychoanalysis.

Applicants with mental health clinical experience can potentially complete the program in one year; all applicants with no previous clinical experience will follow a two year sequence.

Coursework

The Respecialization Program follows the regular IPTAR course calendar for starting and ending dates and vacations. As in the full program some courses meet for eight week quarters, and some for sixteen week halves of the year.

The course sequence for the first year of the program:

    1. Introduction to Psychopathology and Diagnosis I (eight weeks);
    1. Introduction to Psychopathology and Diagnosis II (eight weeks);
    1. Introduction to Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (eight weeks);
    1. Introduction to the Treatment of the More Disturbed Patient (eight weeks).
  1. Two concurrent sixteen week Clinical Seminars.

The course sequence for the second year of the program:

    1. Introduction to Classical Technique (sixteen weeks);
    1. Introduction to Development I (eight weeks);
    1. Introduction to Development II (eight weeks),
    1. Two concurrent sixteen week Clinical Seminars.
  1. An eight session course on Psychosis, including an on site hospital component.

Candidates are evaluated by instructors in all courses. In March of the First Year of Respecialization, candidates will have a matriculation interview. In addition, candidates are asked to evaluate their instructors in order to maintain a high level of instruction.

Clinical Experience

Candidates with no previous clinical experience are required to participate in the practical clinical training provided under the guidance of the IPTAR Clinical Center (ICC). In the first year of Respecialization students gain clinical experience through: participation in the ICC’s schools program, a Clinical Process group, shadowing intakes with advanced candidates and after conducting supervised intakes, candidates are phased into seeing adult patients in psychotherapy after their matriculation interview in March.

In the second year of Respecialization, candidates continue to participate in the Clinical Process group, do intakes and work with up to three patient cases until they apply and are accepted into the Adult program.

Candidates with mental health clinical experience can immediately begin doing individual psychotherapy at a placement provided by the Program.

Tuition and Fees Breakdown

Resources

In addition to the opportunity of becoming a member of a vibrant intellectual community, IPTAR offers a number of valuable resources to its candidates, including a comprehensive psychoanalytic library and access to PEP WEB; a vital candidates’ organization; and the IPTAR Clinical Center (ICC). Through the ICC, candidates may be referred patients and begin to develop a private practice.

For more information, please contact the director:

Alan Bass, Ph.D., Director – 212.316.6566

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