The Canadian Institute for Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (formerly the Toronto Child Psychoanalytic Program) provides training for professionals working in the field of children’s mental health. CICAPP has been in operation for over thirty years, providing training in psychodynamic child therapy.The training includes a core curriculum comprising academic seminars, infant and toddler observations, ethical considerations, and supervised clinical work. Classes are small, with a maximum of twelve candidates, and are all taught by experienced instructors who are actively practicing in the field of psychoanalysis or psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

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.

The next intake class will be September 2016; applications are due by June 30, 2016. Please contact for more information.


Contact CICAPP

If you would like more information about CICAPP, please contact CICAPP Administrator, Suzanne Pearen, in any of the following ways.