Our History

Established in 1975, the Program was originally modeled on those offered by the Anna Freud Centre and Tavistock Clinic in London, England, and the Cleveland and Chicago programs in the United States. We maintain ties with  other adult analytic training programs in the city. The faculty consists primarily of graduates of CICAPP (formerly TCPP) and psychoanalysts within the city who have experience in child psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

Effective October 2013, TCPP has changed  its name to  Canadian Institute for Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy –  CICAPP

The reasoning behind this name is as follows:

  •  Canadian as we have been and hope to continue to provide the opportunity for distance learners across the country to partake in our unique child/adolescent psychotherapy training
  •  Institute as this better reflects the status of our training. It also indicates that we may provide different programs. For example, in the future we hope to once again provide a fundamental program to introduce people to the type of work we do with children and adolescents. In the past, the “Peek into the Playroom” program enticed some participants to apply to the full training program.
  •  Adolescent is added to demonstrate that we also train and work with this age group.
  •  Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy better reflects that the curriculum and the treatment focus is psychoanalytically informed psychotherapy.

The Board felt that the new  name would better indicate to the CRPO, persons interested in the therapy training, as well as families who receive treatment from our candidates and graduates. what the true focus of the curriculum and treatment provided by our candidates and graduates is about.