PCGS’s Clinical Certificate is the first training program of its kind. It is an exciting opportunity for all clinicians who seek specialized training in the treatment of the LGBTQ population of the 21st century. Therapists who complete the didactic over 3 or more years, in conjunction with weekly supervision and the fulfillment of at least 3 fee-for-service patient hours per week, are eligible for LGBTQ Clinical Certificate. Therapists in the certificate program will receive group supervision; fee-for-service payment; reduced rates to other ICP seminars and modules; invaluable networking connections; and the opportunity for private patient referral.
All LGBTQ Clinical Certificate Program modules are open to clinicians seeking to expand their practical knowledge in working with the LGBTQ population. Completion of modules and qualifying seminars or conferences can be credited to fulfill the certificate program requirements. Although our courses are generally structured on a September to June academic calendar, you can join our program year-round.
There is no tuition for our program! Instead, our program is pay-as-you-go*:
*Please note that some specialized programming might cost more or less than the above estimates.
(1) LGBTQ Experience; Then and Now
(2) Transference/countertransference with LGBTQ Patients
(3) In Depth Clinical Work with Transgender Patients
(4) Essential Psychoanalytic Theory*
In addition, candidates must complete at least 30 hours of electives (about five or six modules).
To see examples of the types of electives that we offer, you can visit our ‘Past Workshops’ page here.
• 3 patient hours a week for three years
• Group supervision once a week for three years
• Satisfactory evaluation by a supervisor
• Completion of core curriculum plus elective hours
PCGS accepts applications year-round: apply today!
We no longer accepting applications for clinical internships. Please check back in Spring/Summer of 2021 to apply for the 2021-2022 academic year.
PCGS accepts clinical interns each school year. Eligible applicants will be about to start their second year at an accredited university, earning a degree in social work (MSW), mental health counseling (MHC), or marriage and family therapy (MFT).
To apply, contact your school’s placement office. If your school does not already have an existing relationship with our institute, please instruct your school to send your resume and cover letter to our Director of Operations, Andrea Green-Lewis, LCSW-R at email@example.com. We ask that all applicants include their resume, including their GPA if applicable, along with a thoughtful cover letter detailing why you want to work specifically within the LGBTQ community.