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Post Graduate Training Program: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Female Children and Youth (infants - 19 years)
Male Children and Youth (infants - 19 years)

Description

The Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training Program is a two year certificate program. This is an introduction to the principals of psychodynamic psychotherapy for psychiatric residents, as well as psychology and social work interns at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. It involves providing coursework and supervision over the entire course of training for both Adult and Child Psychiatry.

Course work includes topics in development, theory, technique, and case conference. The curriculum is currently being taught pro bono by Institute Faculty.

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Evidence of Program's Success

We had 85 graduates from the Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy program. This is a two year program and once competed, everyone graduates.

9.41% of our graduates from the Psychodynamic Psychotherapy program also graduated from the Psychoanalytic program.

The 2018-2020 class has 7 students enrolled.

Our volunteer faculty is made up of graduates of our program. Currently we have 56 faculty members.

Post Graduate Training Program: Psychoanalytic Adult

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Female Adults
General Public/Unspecified
Male Adults

Description

The Adult Psychoanalytic Training Program is a four year certificate program offering training for licensed mental health professionals who wish to advance their skills in working in psychoanalytic psychotherapy with adults.

Course work includes topics in development, theory, technique, and case conference. The curriculum is currently being taught pro bono by Institute Faculty.

This is a nationally accredited program enabling the individual to become nationally certified in Adult Psychoanalysis.

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Evidence of Program's Success

We had 96 graduates from the four year Adult Psychoanalytic Program. Graduation does not happen upon completion of the course work, but it decided by a committee depending on not only the course work but also their psychoanalytic cases.

9.41% of our graduates from the Psychodynamic Psychotherapy program also graduated from the Psychoanalytic program.

Our volunteer faculty is made up of graduates of our program. Currently we have 54 faculty members.

Our current class 2016-2020 has 5 candidates. Our 2018-2022 class has 4-6 candidates.

Post Graduate Training Program: Child & Adolescent Psychoanalytic Program

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Females, all ages or age unspecified
Males, all ages or age unspecified

Description

The Child and Adolescent Training Program is available for those providing treatment in psychoanalysis to children, and a Combined Adult and Child & Adolescent Program offers a comprehensive training experience for those individuals who wish to become analysts treating individuals throughout the life span.

Course work includes topics in development, theory, technique, and case conference. The curriculum is currently being taught pro bono by Institute Faculty.

The Denver Institute offers a four year curriculum for training in Adult Psychoanalysis and a four year curriculum in Child Psychoanalysis. These are nationally accredited programs enabling the individual to become nationally certified in Adult and Child Psychoanalysis

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Evidence of Program's Success

We had 14 graduates from the Child & Adolescence Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program.

We currently have 3 candidates in this program.

Our volunteer faculty is made up of graduates of our program. Currently we have 56 faculty members.

Outreach to University of Colorado, Denver

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years)
General Public
Young Adults (20-25 years)

Description

Our faculty is involved in working with students of Psychology and Social Work at University of Colorado, Denver. While not an official affiliation, our faculty provides coursework, case discussions and supervision for these students.

We hold a Pizza & Psychoanalysis evening several times a year to engage young professionals and discuss psychoanalytic concepts.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Many graduates of the training programs from the University of Colorado continue their training after graduation with us in our psychoanalytic and psychotherapy training programs.

Psychoanalytic Study & Library

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Other Named Groups

Description

The Institute maintains a library which is a resource for mental health professionals wishing to access both old and new information and research in the field of psychoanalysis.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Our collection started by a donation of over 300 books from Rene Spitz in 2005, and now contains over 2,100 books or journals.

Our faculty and students utilize the library for research and check out books from our library management system.

In September 2019, we received a $30,000 donation for the archival preservation of material such as audio and video recordings, and written documents from psychoanalytic leaders.

Faculty continue to make donations to our library, and in FY 2020-2021 we hope to convert formats for several items in our video collection such as oral histories, and recordings from previous lectures.

Research committee and the Robert Emde Fund for Psychoanalytic Research

Class

Medical Research 

Beneficiaries

Mentally/Emotionally Disabled

Description

Working with the University of Colorado, the Institute supports research into new understanding of factors leading to successful treatment outcomes.

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Evidence of Program's Success

The research committee regularly discusses research proposals and provides support and advice to both members of the faculty of the Denver Institute and other members of the mental health community.

John Benjamin Fund for Child Psychoanalysis

Class

Health Care 

Beneficiaries

Children ages 5 to 21
Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Description

The earnings of this fund are used to subsidize the psychoanalytic treatment for children whose families are unable to financially support the treatment their child needs.

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Evidence of Program's Success

This fund enabled the opening of our training program in Colorado in child analysis. Proceeds from this fund were used to bring teachers around the country to Denver to train our local mental health professionals. Since that time, more than 10 child analytic treatments have been partially funded for families in need of financial assistance.

Consultation and Referral Service

Class

Mental Health, Substance Abuse 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Children ages 5 to 21
Females
Males
Young Adults (20-25 years)

Description

A referral service/virtual clinic that was founded in 1973 to provide psychoanalytic treatment to the community. It is a valued, integral part of the educational program of the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis. Its function is to provide evaluation and psychoanalytic treatment to appropriate adults, adolescents, and children at a reduced fee. The Consultation and Referral Service also serves to inform and educate health professions and the community about psychoanalysis. All records of the Consultation and Referral Service are confidential.

Psychoanalysis is conducted by analysts-in-training, experienced psychotherapists who are under the supervision of senior members of the Institute faculty. Treatment is carried out in the therapist's private office. Fees for treatment are scaled to the patient's ability to pay.

Additionally, the Consultation and Referral Service works with the Denver Psychoanalytic Society which is able to refer those interested in psychotherapy, but, unable to pay the normal fees.

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Evidence of Program's Success

14 calls between January - July 2018, one went into analysis
2 referred to a Candidate for an evaluation; 1 accepted as a Control Case
of the 10 remaining calls, requests for insurance, fees of less than $50 a week, several referred to the Society referral service, several refered to analysts in Boulder or Colorado Springs,

The Consultation and Referral Service changed its name in 2016 from the referral clinic.

In 2016-2017 a tri-fold brochure was created and posted to the website. The chair is reaching out to mental health providers in the community to inform them of our services. 90% of the calls that come in are due to people seeing the service listed on our website, however only 2 people were referred for a consultation.

In 2017-2018, the committee continued to outreach within the community, and set a $150 fee for the three consulation and assessments that are required before a patient can begin psychoanalysis.

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