Apply for Trauma Training

Who is eligible for our Program?

To be eligible for our program, you will need to have a masters in social work, mental health counseling or another related mental health field. In addition we usually require at least two years of post degree clinical experience. If you are not fully licensed, you can accrue hours towards your license in I.C.P.’s distinguished adult treatment clinic.

Admission Requirements

  • Graduate degree in either psychology, social work, counseling, pastoral counseling, medicine, psychiatric nursing or other mental health professional
  • License or pending license
  • Two years of supervised, full time clinical experience as a mental health provider

Readiness for Training

The applicant’s previous training and experience will be assessed as part of the admissions process. Because trauma work is demanding and involves many new concepts, basic therapeutic skills should already be in place. Applicants should have some familiarity with psychodynamic concepts such as transference, countertransference, resistance, and defense.

Application Procedure

Applications for 2017-2018 are now closed. Applications for the 2018-2019 year can be submitted after January 1st, 2018. Our deadline each year falls around May 1st.  Please contact Shanek Wynter, Program Manager, at with any questions.


Applicants should submit the following:

  • Application and essay
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Copy of license
  • Application fee of $75

Applicants will be contacted to schedule two personal interviews with members of the Training Committee. The Training Committee reviews applications and informs applicants of its decision. Admission is on a rolling basis. Applications should be submitted by May for consideration for matriculation in the Fall.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for the academic year is $3,400. In addition, students are required to complete 60 hours of supervision total (30 hours per year) at a rate of $50 a session.

Please note that expenses for training directly related to one’s profession may be considered a tax-deductible expense.  

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.