Training FAQ

LGBTQ Clinical Certification Program Questions and Answers

  • 1.  What is the LGBTQ Clinical Certification Program?
  • PCSG’s Clinical Certification is the first psychoanalytic program of its kind. It is an exciting opportunity for clinicians who seek specialized training in the treatment of the LGBTQ population. The program’s goal is to expand PCSG’s work in keeping mental health professionals informed and on the cutting edge of treatment and trends within the LGBTQ population. Our program is designed to provide a series of diverse didactic modules, clinical practice, supervision, seminars, and conferences, leading to an LGBTQ clinical certificate.
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  • 2.  How much time do I have to complete training?
  • The program is designed to permit clinicians to complete the program in three years. Candidates have 3 years to complete didactic requirements and three years to complete a minimum of 80 hours of supervised clinical practice with three patients.
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  • 3.  When and where are modules, seminars, and supervision provided?
  • A minimum of one module is offered every season. Seminars and conferences are held annually. These components may be held during the day, evening, or on weekends. Training components are held at PCSG headquarters, instructors’ offices, or designated venues, depending on the number of participants. For a schedule of training components visit our website: Supervision is conducted for 90 minutes once a week at the supervisor’s office.
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  • 4.  Do I need to have experience working with the LGBTQ population to participate?
  • Although some experience is preferred, it is not required. The program offers an LGBTQ Foundation Module.
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  • 5.  If I apply for the certificate program after attending modules, can I get credit for what I have completed?
  • Yes. All LGBTQ Clinical Certification components successfully completed before application and acceptance to the program can be credited to program. To ensure receiving credit, request an LGBTQ Certificate of Attendance upon successful completion of modules and qualifying seminars or conferences to submit with your program application.
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