How to Apply to the Post-Graduate Training Program

Please read the following information to help you decide whether to apply to the Post-Graduate Training Program.

Who Should Apply?

  • Post-master's professionals in mental health who are obtaining hours toward licensure as social workers, marriage-family therapists, and psychologists
  • Licensed mental health professionals who want to expand their knowledge of open-ended, psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Prerequisite Experience

By the starting date of the program you must have:

  • Completed a two-year or longer graduate program and received a master's or doctoral degree in a mental health field.
  • Preference is given to applicants who have completed a minimum of 18 months (two full academic years) of relevant clinical experience, including 375 face-to-face clinical hours; for example, by doing psychotherapy, counseling, specialized treatment, crisis intervention, or case work. Preference is given to applicants who have acquired this experience post-degree and within the past five years.

Additional Criteria

You must be willing to commit 25 hours weekly to the program, including blocks of time for seeing clients—such as a morning, afternoon, or evening—on at least three days a week.

We’ve found that applicants best suited to the program are self-reflective and value self-awareness for psychotherapy practitioners. Most have undertaken their own psychotherapy. Personal therapy during the training program is highly recommended.

How Do I Apply?

Application packets are available after 12/1/2020 for the September 2021 training program.

Financial Aid

Prospective staff therapists for the 2021-2022 academic year are eligible to apply for financial awards. The financial aid application will be available after 12/1/2020.