Apply for Trauma Training

Who is eligible for our Program?

To be eligible for our program, you will need to have a master’s degree in social work, mental health counseling or another related mental health field. In addition, we prefer applicants to have experience working with traumatized individuals. If you are not fully licensed, you can accrue hours towards your license.

Admission Requirements

  • Master’s degree in a licensable mental health field; and, if not licensed, eligible for a limited permit
  • Graduate degree in either psychology, social work, mental health counseling, marriage and family therapists, medicine, psychiatric nursing or other mental health professionals

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 and countertransference.

Application Procedure

Trauma Training Application 2023

Candidate applications for the 2023-2024 Academic Year are now open! If you have any questions, please contact

Ready to apply? Pay your application fee online here!

Please note that clinical internship applications do not require an application fee.

Applicants should submit the following:
• Application and essay
• Resume
• Two letters of recommendation
• Copy of license
• Application fee of $75 (click here to pay online)

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. Admissions are open on a rolling basis.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year is $3,675.00. 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.