Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Essentials Program provide clinical experience?

No, this program will not provide any clinical experience to students. This program is designed to provide a foundational introduction to the theory and application of psychoanalysis to practice.

Is the Essentials Program recognized by the CRPO for training in psychotherapy?

No, this program is not formally recognized by the CRPO.

Does the Essentials Program qualify for continuing education credits (CE)?

All graduates of this program will receive a certificate of completion which can be used to self-report hours of continuing education to their regulatory college.

Can I participate by videoconference?

Yes. This program is delivered entirely online via weekly videoconference seminars. 

What is the expected workload in this program?

The Essentials program syllabus provides all required preparatory readings well in advance of the seminars. The usual weekly reading load is between 30 – 50 pages. There is a final summative Reflection Paper of between 500 – 1000 words due by March. Guidelines for writing the paper are available in the program syllabus and from faculty.

Is there financial aid available for this program?

No, there are no financial bursaries or OSAP funding available. Payment for tuition is accepted in 2 installments. A personal payment plan can be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Are there other student experiences available?

All Essentials Program students are welcome to attend the TICP’s monthly scientific meetings and other member events and study groups, often at no additional fee. Current Essentials Program students are eligible for the student rate to attend the weekend workshops held multiple times per year at TICP.

How many students are accepted to this program each year?

A maximum of 25 students are welcomed into this program each fall.

What is the admission process?

All applications are reviewed after June 1st by the admission committee, and each applicant will have at least one admission interview. Interviews are held by videoconference or phone at a mutually convenient time between the interviewer and the applicant. Notification of acceptance will be sent in late June; confirmation of acceptance and program deposit is required to confirm your space in the program.