Over the course of thirty weeks, four didactic modules will address: how to begin/sustain a treatment; class and race issues in couples; sex and sexual diversity; and strategies with high conflict couples. Three consecutive ten-week case conferences, led by three different faculty members, offer case consultation to each trainee. Each student will have presented a case for two weeks by the end of the three group case conferences. One-to-one off-site case consultation takes place in the consultant’s office for thirty weeks.
Throughout the training we integrate the inevitability and usefulness of transference/countertransference phenomena and the enactment in the therapy of the therapeutic issues with the interlocking co-construction of couples’ problems, triangulation and the intergenerational transmission of unresolved issues that constrain couples’ interactional experiences and choices.
Applicants must be authorized to practice in their respective field and must have, or anticipate having, a couple in their practice by October 2023. Prospective trainees will be interviewed after the CTTEP Executive Committee receives the following: the program application and processing fee; two letters of recommendation; scanned copies of the license or other documentation legally authorizing trainees to work with couples independently in private practice or clinic settings, the candidate’s up-to-date registration, and up-to-date professional liability insurance. We strongly encourage each applicant to have engaged in or to be engaged in his/her/their own therapy/analysis as we believe it enhances and complements overall growth in the program.
The CTTEP program fosters collegiality and involvement in the overall Institute community. All CTTEP students are invited to take part in various Institute activities such as the Tuesday morning Clinical Education Meetings, the Psychoanalytic Society Colloquia and the monthly Study Groups (LGBTQ, Race, Sexual Abuse, and Artists).