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Training Programs

The Psychotherapy Institute hosts three training programs to support therapists at all stages of their development: the Post-Graduate Training Program, the Supervision Study Program, and the Group Therapy Training Program. Our programs support therapists just out of graduate school who want in-depth training in psychodynamic work and the opportunity to gain hours toward licensure as well as seasoned therapists who want to hone their skills in supervision or leading therapy groups. Our training programs offer the opportunity to be mentored by experienced clinicians.

Post-Graduate Training Program

The Post-Graduate Training Program provides an intensive learning experience in psychodynamically oriented psychotherapy. It is open to members of the professional community who have attained a master's or doctoral degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or a related mental health field and want to deepen their skills and knowledge. Trainees staff the Institute’s moderate-fee Community Clinic and provide psychotherapy to clients under the careful supervision of experienced, licensed clinicians. They receive both individual and group supervision weekly and participate in a didactic program of lectures, seminars, and case conferences covering major theoretical and clinical aspects of psychotherapy. Read more >>

Applications for the Fall 2017 cohort are due February 21, 2017. Access the Application and Admission Procedures.

Group Therapy Training program

The Group Therapy Training Program (GTTP) is a one-year training program offering an in-depth study of the theory and practice of group therapy facilitation. The faculty includes senior group therapists and experts in group psychotherapy from TPI and the larger community. Read more >>

Applications for the Fall 2017 cohort are due May 15, 2017. Download an application.

Supervision Study Program

Since 1986, TPI has offered a two-year program in the theory and practice of supervision. The Supervision Study Program is one of the oldest such programs in the nation, it is the only one of its kind in the Bay Area. The program combines readings and didactic instruction with a practicum that includes weekly individual and small-group consultation. Participants enrolled in the program may provide supervision to trainees in TPI's psychodynamic training program, as well as to licensed therapists in the community through TPI’s professional consultation service. Read more >>

Applications for the Fall 2017 Cohort are due May 15, 2017. Access the application and admissions procedures.