International Exchange and Collaboration
ICP|The Institute for Clinical Psychoanalysis
The Korea Institute of Clinical Psychoanalysis runs the Cross-Cultural International Supervision (CCIS) program and continues to interact with local psychoanalysis research institutes and psychoanalysts along with ICP faculty members who are active in the United States. The program provides clinical supervision of psychoanalytic clinical practices in Korea, taking into consideration the essence of psychoanalytic clinical practice and elements of cultural diversity, as well as prominent psychoanalysts in the United States and Korean psychoanalysts with decades of clinical experience. The long-standing clinical experience of US faculty members with a long history of psychoanalytic clinical practice, sharp theoretical insights, and deep and warm analytical attitudes guide students through the path of cultivation, depth, and personal maturity as analysts.
Currently, ICP, the Korea Institute of Clinical Psychoanalysis, is registered as an official member training institute of the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP). NAAP is a coalition of psychoanalysts, training analysts, and research institutes. To become a psychoanalyst approved by NAAP, you must quantitatively meet the requirements of NAAP, and gain qualitative approval of the leaders of each training institute recognized by NAAP to be sufficiently care for people as a psychoanalyst.
Since NAAP is a group of highly diverse schools, institutes, and graduates, the minimum training requirements are presented as a quantitative requirement to provide as many opportunities as possible to schools and institutes. In other words, one institute might require students to have a very high standard of study on required psychoanalytic training, such as self-analysis, clinical supervision, credits, and clinical time, while another might require the lowest possible standards depending on the schools that the institution belongs to, the goals, and the needs and circumstances of each institution. To encompass all of these standards, and to work with more institutions and analysts, the psychoanalyst qualification requirements of NAAP are reduced more than the general requirements of many institutions that are in NAAP. Although we are not sure about direction of the NAAP in the future, there are various opinions and voices for this situation, and these opinions and voices must be consolidated and balanced. ICP will continue to look at many international trends and work hard to become an institution with a more in-depth and solid foundation by interacting with more international organizations as well as NAAP.
However, training requirements recognized by NAAP are met only when training is provided by a qualified, NAAP accredited psychoanalysts (minimum requirement for educational analyst: receive educational analysis and clinical supervision for 3 years after qualifying as NAAP accredited psychoanalyst), who can give educational analysis and clinical supervision. Therefore, please consider your needs and choose the appropriate training course accordingly if you want to receive psychoanalytic training at ICP, and furthermore, to receive accredition by NAAP to be a psychoanalyst.