Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program Description
Three Trimesters, One Cohort
The program is divided into three terms: Fall, Winter and Spring. Students will move together through the program as a class and, upon successfully completing the program, will be awarded a certificate. With permission, students may take one course at a time to complete the program at their own rate. A surcharge is added to the tuition under such circumstances. See Tuition and Fees
Three Workshops – One Per Term
In addition to the courses and group supervision experience, the program requires three workshops, one per term, that target specific clinical situations: The topics vary from year to year, but recently have included
- Introduction to Couples Therapy
- Working with a Trauma
- Working with Substance Abuse
- Psychotherapy and Spirituality
Each workshop is held on a Saturday, from 10am-1pm. The workshops are free to students who have enrolled in and paid for the entire program. Students who enroll in single courses will pay a modest fee to attend.
Individual Psychodynamic Therapy
Although individual psychodynamic therapy is not a requirement of this program, we strongly encourage students to begin (or continue) their own psychodynamic therapy to enrich their training experience.
Continuing Education Units
NPAP is currently accepting CE credits for LCSW and LP licenses. Credit breakdown is as follows: Each 12-week course and group supervision experience, with 90 minutes weekly of live lectures and presentations: total =18 contact hours. Each Workshop meets for 180 minutes: total = 3 contact hours.