Spring 2020 Update 
    Jun 24, 2024  
Spring 2020 Update [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Postgraduate 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.

See derner.adelphi.edu/psychology/postgraduate/child-adolescent-and-family-psychotherapy/ for application details.

Program Requirements

  • Satisfactory completion of course work shown below.
  • 120 hours of supervision working with 3 supervisors for a minimum of 40 hours each
  • 200 hours of personal psychotherapy
  • Treatment of 4-5 psychotherapy training cases seen through the Postgraduate Psychotherapy Center for a total of 150 hours.  Candidates will be paid on a fee-for-service basis.


Please note that these courses provide Continuing Professional Education credits, not graduate credits. Each credit represents 6 hours of class time.

Year One

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Year Three

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