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 and be paid if you’re carrying 10 hours or more. 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.

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An applicant for the LCSW Track 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.

The applicant will also be evaluated as to whether he or she meets the guidelines: emotional maturity, a capacity for an inner focus and an awareness of inner processes, curiosity and interest in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, capacities for self-reflection, observation and empathy, and an ability to tolerate anxiety, ambiguity and differences.

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