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Hoffman, L. Karush, R.K. Garfinkle, M.S. Roose, S.P. Cherry, S. (2009). A Cross-Sectional Survey of Child and Adolescent Analysts in New York City. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 57(4):911-917.

(2009). Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 57(4):911-917

A Cross-Sectional Survey of Child and Adolescent Analysts in New York City

Leon Hoffman, Ruth K. Karush, Michael S. Garfinkle, Steven P. Roose and Sabrina Cherry

The field of child and adolescent psychoanalysis has been considered an endangered specialty for many decades. This study surveyed the nature of the practice of child and adolescent analysts (graduates and candidates) affiliated with three institutes accredited by the American Psychoanalytic Association in the New York City area. Sixty-one percent of those surveyed (63 of 103) responded. The child and adolescent analysts in this cohort treat a total of 201 adult, child, and adolescent analytic cases (M = 3.2, SD = 2.6). Of these cases, 17% are at a three-times-weekly frequency. Child and adolescent analytic practice is small, with a total of 56 analytic cases (M = .9, SD = 1.2). While 64% of these analysts have no child or adolescent analytic cases currently in treatment, 24% have very active child and adolescent analytic practices, conducting 73% of all the child and adolescent analyses reported. Implications of these findings and recommendations for future work are discussed.

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