We are delighted to announce that we will be continuing our training program for a second year after an exceptionally successful first year of training conducted last year.
Beginning September 29, 2008, Drs. Arthur and France Janov will be welcoming back trainees from the previous year and first year trainees alike. It promises to be an exciting year as it offers a unique opportunity to learn about the first real science of psychotherapy.
Both aspects – theoretical and clinical – are essential in the training of primal therapists. Therapist must not be mere technicians, but must also be educated scientists. A good primal therapist must be able to appreciate and learn from current research, as well as be skilled in clinical practice.
The training will examine the scientific basis for Primal Therapy and thoroughly discuss the unique clinical approaches employed in the treatment of various emotional problems.
FOR OUR FIRST YEAR STUDENTS, the training will entail extensive work in the understanding of the basis for Primal Therapy. On the theoretical level, there will be an examination of issues that range from the nature of the unconscious to the nature of traumatic imprints and their lifelong effects on physical and mental health.
On the clinical level, trainees will have the opportunity to learn proper diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as they relate to Primal Therapy.
Through the instruction of senior therapists and collaboration with second year students, first year trainees will ‘sit’ for each other and have tape reviews of sessions that illustrate key concepts in Primal Therapy.
FOR OUR SECOND YEAR STUDENTS, the training will provide a unique and varied opportunity to gain more clinical experience. Thru more extensive and closely supervised clinical sessions, trainees will gain a deeper understanding of the various applied therapeutic methods and hone their skills as future therapists.
In addition, second year trainees will have the opportunity to work with first year students thru discussion groups, tape reviews, and clinical sessions.
THE 2008 – 2009 TRAINING PROGRAM
The training program will begin September 29, 2008 and will end May 28, 2009. Drs. Arthur and France Janov along with other members of the Primal Center staff will participate in the training. A limited number of new trainees can be accepted for this session.
For enrollment, it is necessary to apply, send an autobiography and fill out the application questionnaire. (First year students only).
The training relates the insights and understanding of Primal Therapy World to current research in neuroscience within a broad frame of reference for treating emotional problems.