Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

Degree Granted
Advanced Certificate
Degree Level
Graduate Certificate
Garden City

Advanced training with Adelphi’s child and adolescent psychotherapy training program on Long Island.

Why Earn Your Certificate in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy at Adelphi University in New York on Long Island?

This three-year postgraduate psychology program provided by Adelphi University on Long Island provides advanced training in psychodynamic psychotherapy with children and adolescents and their parents. Candidates develop their ability to:

  • Integrate neurodevelopmental, psychoanalytic and family systems perspectives in their understanding of children and adolescents
  • Work effectively in child and adolescent psychotherapy and parent counseling
  • Develop leadership skills in community agencies, hospitals, schools and private practice in the New York area.

The Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy program curriculum is designed to help candidates develop a solid base of knowledge about normal development, family systems and the contributions of classical and contemporary psychoanalytic theories to child and adolescent psychotherapy. This lays a foundation for learning about psychopathology, treatment issues and the therapeutic process at different developmental stages.

Weekly Commitment for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Candidates

  • Two 90-minute seminars on Wednesday evenings at 6:00-9:15 pm
  • A rotation among group supervision/processing/intake supervision on Wednesdays 5:00-6:00 pm
  • Individual 45-minute supervision (scheduled at the candidate’s convenience)
  • Providing psychotherapy to patients through the Postgraduate Psychotherapy Center on Long Island or the candidate’s private practice (number of clinical hours are specific to each program)
  • Personal psychotherapy/psychoanalysis (weekly frequency depends on the specific program)
90%* * based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2022
of our master’s graduates say that Adelphi University increased their understanding of the roles and responsibilities of professionals in their field
based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2022


Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship

Individuals with a PsyD or PhD in clinical, counseling or school psychology may be eligible to complete this program on a full tuition waiver as part of the Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship.

Program Info

Application Requirements

Applicants for this program and should submit the following:

  • A doctorate or master’s degree in a mental health field
  • Online application form and $60 fee
  • Two letters of recommendation from an academic or professional source
  • Personal essay (500 words)
  • All official college/university transcripts
  • Résumé/CV

Two interviews with members of the Postgraduate Admissions Committee will be arranged.

Awards & Recognition

Director of Child and Adolescent Program

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Nexus Building First Floor
  • Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm Fri: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
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