ACAPP Full Curriculum

2018-2019 Assessment and Beginning Treatment Sequence (subject to change)

  • Sept 17 – Oct 15, 2018: Core Concepts (6:45 pm) and Beginning Treatment (8:15 pm). Ann Arbor
  • Oct 22 – Nov 19, 2018: Assessment (8:15 pm). Farmington Hills
  • Nov 26 – Dec 17, 2018; Jan 7, 2019: Ethics (6:45 pm). This class is taken jointly with students from Adult Topics. Ann Arbor
  • Jan 14, Jan 28, Feb 11-25, 2019: Technique (6:45 pm) and Gender and Sexuality (8:15 pm). This class is taken jointly with students from Adult Topics and Child Topics. Farmington Hills
  • Mar 11 – April 1, April 15, 2019: Continuous Case Seminar (6:45 pm). This class is taken jointly with students from Adult Topics. History of Psychoanalytic Thought (8:15 pm). Farmington Hills
  • April 29 – May 27, 2019: Case Discussion (6:45 pm) This class is taken jointly with students from Adult Topics. Ann Arbor

2018-9 Developmental Sequence (subject to change)

  • Sept 17 – Oct 15, 2018: Grade School (6-9 years) (8:15 pm). Ann Arbor
  • Oct 22 – Nov 19, 2018: Infancy: The Process of Individuation (0-2 yrs) (6:45 pm); Twixt and Between (9-13 yrs) (8:15 pm). Farmington Hills
  • Nov 26 – Dec 17, 2018; Jan 7, 2019: Toddlerhood: “No! I Can Do It Myself!” (2-3 yrs) (8:15 pm).
  • Jan 14, Jan 28, Feb 11-25, 2019: Teenage Angst (13-21 yrs) (6:45 pm). Farmington Hills
  • April 29 – May 27, 2019: Preschool & Early Childhood: The Years of Fantasy and Nightmares (3-6 yrs) (8:15 pm). Ann Arbor

This series will follow the continuities and discontinuities during development that organize an individual’s character and personality structure from birth though early adulthood.

2018-2019 Adult Topics Sequence (subject to change)

  • Sept 17 – Oct 15, 2018: Helping Patients with Parenting (6:45 pm). Ann Arbor
  • Oct 22 – Nov 19, 2018: Trauma (6:45 pm). Farmington Hills
  • Nov 26 – Dec 17, 2018; Jan 7, 2019: Ethics (6:45 pm). This class is taken jointly with students from Assessment and Beginning Treatment. Working Through (8:15 pm). Ann Arbor
  • Jan 14, Jan 28, Feb 11-25, 2019: Gender and Sexuality (8:15 pm). This class is taken jointly with students from Assessment and Beginning Treatment and Child Topics. Farmington Hills
  • Mar 11 – April 1, April 15, 2019: Continuous Case Seminar (6:45 pm). This class is taken jointly with students from Adult Topics. Psychoanalytic Therapy with Couples (8:15 pm). Farmington Hills
  • April 29 – May 27, 2019: Case Discussion (6:45 pm) This class is taken jointly with students from Assessment and Beginning Treatment. TBD (8:15 pm). Ann Arbor

Child Topics Sequence (subject to change)

  • Beginning Child/Adolescent Treatment — Covered initial contacts with the child/adolescent patient and parents, evaluation, provision of treatment recommendations to parents and patient, establishing the frame, rules of confidentiality.
  • Therapeutic Approaches to Child/Adolescent Work  — Consideration of the theory and technique of therapeutic work with children/adolescents.
  • Parent Work  — Covered issues relating to benefits and challenges of parent work.
  • Gender Development in Children and Adolescents
  • Developmental Insults and their Impact — The challenges to development that children and families frequently face due to various life ‘insults’ (e.g., divorce, medical problems, parental loss, adoption) will be considered conceptually and with relation to treatment.
  • Continuous Case Conference  — An ongoing child or adolescent psychotherapy case presented to the group.