Psychotherapy Certificate Program

The Post Graduate Psychotherapy Certificate Program is designed for clinically licensed Social Workers who are seeking extensive training in adult psychotherapy.  The psychotherapy certificate program will consist of seminars in four of the major theories: Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioral, Object Relations and Ego Psychology.  The Certificate learning objectives are:

  • To develop therapeutic relationship skills that further the professional’s ability to communicate effectively with clients.
  • To establish a therapeutic alliance and understand the therapeutic process.
  • To increase knowledge about therapeutic models of interventions: psychodynamic, cognitive/behavioral and object relations.
  • To increase the understanding of therapeutic concepts such therapeutic alliance, transference and counter-transference, and use of self.
  • To enhance competency in utilizing assessment and diagnosis skills to further the implementation of treatment goals.
  • To recognize the impact of ethnicity and to distinguish between neurotic and personality disorder traits.
  • To integrate the use of knowledge about psychopathologic concepts and the designing of therapeutic interventions.

Measuring knowledge of subject matter

Theory Application: Case Vignettes for each core theory
Participants will have to create treatment plans and explain their treatment approaches for each case vignette (5 for each core theory)

Writing a paper
Participants will write a paper discussing the use of a particular theory with a current client.

Case Practicum
Client will present a case to the class where they will discuss the use of a core theory.Participants need 80% or better to gain the Certificate

Class Dates and Times:
Participants are allowed to miss 2 classes throughout the program.  Failure to attend the appropriate number of classes will result in a participant being dismissed from the Certificate program.  Any missed class time will result in a reduction of CEUs.

Participants need 80% or better to gain the Certificate

  1. Psychoanalytical case vignettes on Adults

5 pts

  1. Ego Psychology case vignettes on Adults

5 pts

  1. Object Relations case vignettes on Adults

5 pts

  1. CPT case vignettes on Adults

5 pts

  1. Paper on Theory Application

40pts

  1. Case Practicum

40 pts

Total

100 pts

Class Dates and Times:
Participants are allowed to miss 2 classes throughout the program.  Failure to attend the appropriate number of classes will result in a participant being dismissed from the Certificate program.  Any missed class time will result in a reduction of CEUs.

Schedule:

Topic

Date

Time

  1. Foundation of Psychotherapy

Saturday, March 7th

10 -4

  1. Ethics of Psychotherapy 

Saturday, April 4th   

10 -4

  1. Psychoanalytical (Adults)

Saturday, April 18th

10 -4

  1. Ego Psychology (Adults)

Saturday, May 2nd

10 -4

  1. Object Relations (Adults)

Saturday, May 23rd

10 -4

  1. CBT (Adults)

Saturday, June 6th

10 -4

  1. Structural Family Perspectives

Saturday, June 27th 

10 -4

  1. Working with AA clients

Saturday, August 8th  

10 -4

  1. Case Vignettes

Saturday, September 5th 

10 -4

  1. Case Practicum

Saturday, September 26th

10 -4

  1. Case Practicum

Saturday, October 10th

10 -4

 

Total CEUS

55

Payment Schedule:
The total cost of the program is $1800. Payment plans are available as a courtesy.  No refund will be granted after the 1st class of your admittance level. Once admitted to the program, participants are responsible for the full cost.

Application Fee

$50

Friday, February 27, 2015

$500 (non-refundable)

Friday, March 27, 2015

$250

Friday, April 24, 2015

$250

Friday, May 29, 2015

$250

Friday,  June 26, 2015

$250

Friday, August 28, 2015

$250

Total

$1800