2013-14 University Bulletin 
    Jul 22, 2024  
2013-14 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Child, Adolescent and Family Psychotherapy Certificate

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This three-year program provides advanced training in psychodynamic psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and their parents. Candidates develop their ability to integrate neurodevelopmental, psychoanalytic, and family systems perspectives in their understanding of children and adolescents; to work effectively in child and adolescent psychotherapy and parent counseling; and to develop leadership skills in community agencies, hospitals, schools, and private practice.

Admission Requirements

A doctorate or master’s degree in a mental health field is required. Applicants should complete an application and arrange to send transcripts from their graduate programs, plus two letters of recommendation. Two interviews with members of the Postgraduate Admissions Committee will be arranged.

Program Requirements

  • Satisfactory completion of course work (for details see derner.adelphi.edu/psychology/postgraduate/child-adolescent-and-family-psychotherapy/)
  • 120 hours of supervision working with 3 supervisors for a minimum of 40 hours each
  • 200 hours of personal psychotherapy
  • Psychotherapy with one pro bono child or adolescent training case seen through the Psychotherapy Center for a minimum of 100 hours, and psychotherapy with six child and adolescent patients during the course of the program
  • Case presentation in the second year or later

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