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 ICP’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
  • 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 and countertransference.

Application Procedure


Applications for the Clinical Internship for the 2021-2022 year are now closed.

Applications for Training Program for the 2021-2022 year are now closed.  Please contact Shea Smith, LMSW, MA, Program Manager, at with any questions.

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. Admission is on a rolling basis.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for the academic year is $3,575. 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.