CAPA Summer Report 2013

MEMBERSHIP:  453 (When we were incorporated in 2006, there were only about 45 members) Australia-4, Bolivia-1, Brazil-2, Canada-6, China-1, England-1, France-1, Israel-4, Italy-1, Mexico-2, Panama-1, Thailand-1

TRAINING PROGRAMS

            Two-year Basic Psychotherapy Training Program (BPTP): This year there were 70 applicants. The quality was much higher than in all previous years. We will  accept 45 or 46 students. Many, many thanks to all who conducted the two interviews each applicant had.

            Two-year Advanced Psychotherapy Training Program (APTP): We select 20 of the best BPTP graduates to go on to the APTP.

            Infant Observation: a new elective. There are 3 sections of four students each.

            Learning to Supervise: a new elective for the graduates of the APTP. There are 3 sections of four students each.

            Conversational English: We will offer English classes both for our students and for people we rejected whose ability to speak and understand spoken English needs improvement

There are 151 separate courses and about 145 Teachers (Some people teach more than one course)

           Thanks to you, all my frantic “help wanted ads” paid off.

SUPERVISION

            Each BPTP and APTP student receives 1 hour of supervision/week for 30 weeks each year.

            This coming year there will be about 110 students in supervision

            Our students never want to end supervision. We will offer APTP and BPTP graduates Group Supervision

(2-4 students/group) if we have enough supervisors.

WE STILL NEED SUPERVISORS: 

Contact Cathy Siebold  csiebolddsw@gmail.com

TREATMENT

            There are 49 students in 3-5 session/week psychoanalysis           

            There are 47 students in 1-2 session/week psychotherapy

            New policy:  All new students entering treatment will be charged a minimum fee of $30 except for  those with demonstrable need.   

STUDENTS ARE WAITING FOR TREATMENT.

Contact Lana Fishkin  lanafishkinmd@gmail.com

TOUR: PLACES ARE AVAILABLE. 

Contact Carolyn Weyand carolynweyand@gmail.com

CAPAINCHINA: Our students and graduates are forming their own organization. They will hold meetings, offer support to those starting private practice. etc., etc. The APTP graduates will elect a member to the CAPA Board of Directors.  As all of you know, CAPA is not “invading” China. We plan to leave in 10-15 years when enough people have been trained to carry on the work of training. The ATPT member of the Board and the Supervision training program are first steps in this direction

DIM SUM IN PRAGUE:  Friday August 2 @ 12:30. 25 people have signed up

THERE IS ROOM FOR MORE:

Contact Elise Snyder elise.snyder@yale.edu

SAVE THE DATE: DIM SUM IN NYC SATURDAY JANUARY 18, 2014 

2 DISCUSSION GROUPS AND GREAT DUMPLINGS

NEWSLETTER: Unfortunately we were unable to publish one this year. WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE THE EDITOR?

SUGGESTIONS:  Please send suggestions and comments to elise.snyder@yale.edu

THE BOTTOM LINE CAPA has been more successful than any of us could possibly have imagined. I know I could not imagine that all of you would be so extraordinarily generous with time and skill and effort. Recently, I learned that some Chinese therapists are lying about being CAPA students and that 3 private companies are advertising “Training as good as CAPA’s”

Have a lovely summer,

Elise