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

Trauma Training Application 2022

Candidate applications for the 2022-2023 Academic Year are closed.  Please check back in the spring for details about the upcoming year!  For questions, please contact

Applications for the 2022-2023 Clinical Internship are now closed.  Please contact the field placement advisor in your master’s program for information about the 2023-2024 program.  Applications typically open in February.

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 2022-2023 academic year is $3,675. 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.