I'm early career, not East Coast based, come from primarily CBT training environments, and currently work for the Dept of Veteran Affairs but I have never run across a psychoanalyst in the VA or another hospital/agency. While I can think of at least 2 VA staff psychologists with some dynamic orientation, they were also competent in time-limited interventions.Have you seen anyone in this type of training who also works as a staff psychologist in other settings? Or this training is usually for private practice?
Are you licensed already or would this be a new career? Looking at the Contemporary Freudian Society webpage, they only offer continuing education to already licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, and master's level therapists.So even though I go through this training due to my personal interest and for my own private practice, when I apply for a job, if I am willing to be flexible, this training history does not necessary make me look bad?