Certificate in Child & Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

The Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program (CAPPP) is a unique two-year clinical training program which follows a child’s development from birth through adolescence, examining and building on the internal and external challenges inherent in the experience of the child.  Our experienced faculty teach those who work with children, adolescents and adults to become more knowledgeable and effective in treating the complex intrapsychic, interpersonal and environmental challenges commonly felt by today’s youth. Additionally, the Program addresses the importance of initiating and maintaining alliances with parents during the treatment process.

CAPPP students come from a variety of disciplines, such as psychiatry, social work, marriage and family counseling, psychology, education and nursing.

Program Overview

Typically the CAPPP Program begins in late September and ends in early June. The program is divided into ten-week modules, with periodic breaks for holidays and intersessions. Classes meet on Tuesdays from 8:30-11:30 AM. 


NCP does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, gender/gender identification, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and scholarship programs. In accordance with California and federal law, NCP has a policy of nondiscrimination for persons with disabilities who are otherwise qualified for training.