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Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training Programs (PTP)
The Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis sponsors two programs in psychodynamic psychotherapy training:
(For information on the PTP Grad Seminar being offered during the 2012-2013 year, please go to the CONTINUING EDUCATION tab to the left and click on COURSES.)
The PTP is a certificate-granting program, with a new class beginning every other year. (Call the office to see when the next class will be starting.) The PTP and CAP PTP, as they are called, are organized around coursework and 60 hours of individual case consultation. The programs are designed to improve clinical skills and to demonstrate the usefulness of applying contemporary psychoanalytic thinking to a wide range of clinical, teaching, and consultative situations. In addition to a comprehensive review of theory and development, the students learn the technical application of these principles to a wide spectrum of disorders.
These are intensive learning experiences and require that students devote time to readings. Students should be willing to participate actively in class discussions and be prepared to present case material in Case Conference and consultation.
Classes meet Fridays from 12:00 to 5:10 p.m. for 30 weeks during the academic year (three 10-week trimesters). Course work includes (1) a careful study of development from birth through old age. (2) an historical and in-depth review of psychoanalytic theory, (3) a comprehensive review of the application of contemporary psychoanalytic principles to psychotherapy technique, and (4) a Clinical case conference that focuses on understanding the fostering the therapeutic process.
The Development track looks at development over the entire life cycle, covering infancy, latency, adolescence and adulthood. It focuses on the development of self in relation to the object from birth forward, the earliest foundations of superego development, the development of masculinity and femininity in the pre-oedipal and oedipal years, and the development of heterosexual and homosexual object choice.
The two-year Case Conference offers students an additional opportunity to apply what they learn in didactic seminars. There is a case conference during both the first and second years. An effort is made to give everyone an opportunity to present ongoing clinical material. The emphasis is on making psychodynamic formulations and developing a sense of the transference and countertransference elements. During the second year, the focus is on understanding the fostering the therapeutic process while following one or two cases in depth over the course year.
Applications and Admissions
Adult (PTP) or Child & Adolescent
(CAP PTP) Program Fees for 2012-2013 academic year -