2-Year Training Program

Training Program Structure 

Time Commitment

We meet on Thursdays for 3 hours, from 9:15am-12:45pm. 1.5 hours are spent in group supervision and the other 1.5 hours are spent with academic presentations. Classes run for 30 weeks from September through May and supervision typically runs from September through June.

We also require you to make yourself available to carry a minimum of 2 clinical cases during “prime time” hours. We define “prime time” as being either 7 pm or later on any weekday, or holding a session in the morning that begins no later 8:30 am. Any time on Saturday is also considered “prime time.”

Class Size

Class size is limited to 12 trainees.


FACTS benefits from the cross- pollination of concepts and techniques utilized in the other divisions at ICP. We have expanded our curriculum to include innovations brought to us from the trauma program, the eating disorders program, the LGBTQ program, the child and adolescent division, and the psychodynamic and psychoanalytic programs. You can partake in learning opportunities sponsored by other divisions. 


A graduate degree in a mental health or related discipline is required. 

Possible Areas of Specialization

  • Marital and Family Communication
  • Unmarried Couples
  • Lesbian and Gay Couples and Families
  • Trauma in Couples and Families
  • Divorced or Remarried Couples
  • Sexual Difficulties in Couples
  • Single Parent Families
  • Parenting Issues with Children and Adolescents
  • Multicultural Couples and Families
  • Blended Families
  • Adoption
  • Substance Abuse in Couples and Families
  • Eating Disorders in Families
  • Chronic Medical Conditions in Families

Application Fee

An application fee of $75 is required.  


A certificate of completion is awarded upon completion of the two year program.


Tuition is $2,500 per year. 


The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy provides training without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other classification protected under applicable federal, state and local law.