MITPP offers a two-year Certificate Program in specialized Clinical Training in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy to qualified candidates in the mental health professions. The program is designed for those who are or would like to be working with children and adolescents. It consists of two (2) courses per semester, weekly individual and group supervision, and five (5) clinical hours per week, one of which may be a collateral session.
Non-matriculants take courses only. They select from any offered in the first year sequence, for which full credit will be given when the candidate matriculates.
The Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, in conjunction with The Metropolitan Center for Mental Health, an Office of Mental Health (OMH) licensed clinic, offers social workers the opportunity to be paid for clinical hours while working toward LCSW licensure and a Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Work a minimum of 14 clinical hours weekly to qualify for the LCSW in three years. Social workers who are unable to work 14 hours have the additional option of working a minimum of 10 unpaid clinical hours to qualify for the LCSW in six years. After completing MITPP's two-year Clinical Training in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program, clinicians would continue in individual and group supervision and take a minimum of one course per semester in the Adult Program until they have accrued the necessary hours for the LCSW.
In order to matriculate, an applicant must be certified or licensed in psychology, social work, psychiatry or psychiatric nursing, or working toward such credentials. Counselors and others who hold a Master’s degree can qualify as licensed psychoanalysts under NY State licensure laws while working toward a certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Other applicants will be evaluated on an individual basis.