Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program (CAPP)

The goal of the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program (CAPP) is to provide participants with exposure to concepts that inform psychodynamic therapy with children and adolescents. The program includes an in-depth exposure to concepts from psychoanalytic understandings of development and psychopathology as they apply to children and adolescents. Psychodynamic principles and techniques are applicable in a variety of clinical settings, including clinics, agencies, hospitals, and private practice. The program provides a solid grounding in psychoanalytic principles while being attentive to the realities of clinical practice in the current mental health environment. The challenges and practicalities of providing in-depth treatment are discussed throughout the curriculum.

CAPP offers practitioners the opportunity to deepen and broaden skills in
• Individual psychodynamic psychotherapy with children and adolescents,
• Clinical assessment, and
• Parent work

There are two weekly courses—one didactic course and one clinical conference. In order to obtain the maximal benefit, it is recommended that participants enroll in all four semesters of the program sequentially, along with weekly case consultation provided at a discounted rate of $60 per hour. Successful completion of the two-year program leads to a certificate of completion. However, it is also possible to participate for one or several semesters without committing to the two-year sequence.

The tuition is $1,600 per year.

About the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute

The Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute (CPI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to excellence in the learning, teaching, and application of psychoanalytic knowledge. The Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute is committed to the creation of a learning community that recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We believe that diversity among its participants strengthens our Institute, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas, and allows us to provide the most effective training possible. 

CAPP Application Form


Full participation in the activities of the Institute is available to any qualified person regardless of race, color, creed, age, gender, marital status, disability, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.



For more information concerning the CAPP program, contact: 


Brett Clarke, MSW                                             Sydney Anderson, PhD
[email protected]                             [email protected]
(513) 961-8830                                                       (812) 331-2800