Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Certificate Program (PPCP)
Chair: Sheila Hill, M.S.W.
Chair of Admissions Committee: Walt Ehrhardt, EdD
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The Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Certificate Program (PPCP) is a two year program for experienced clinicians in modern psychodynamic psychotherapy. Through didactic classes, four IPI weekend training conferences, small group clinical presentations, IPI’s unique “Group Affective Model" discussions, and supervision we will focus on the application of continuing, progressive elaboration of object relations theory and technique. With an emphasis on setting and maintaining a firm foundation from the first contact through termination, we will emphasize what works, with whom, and why.
See the program details below as well as the link to the application.
Applications are due to Walt Ehrhardt, Ed.D., chair of the PPCP Admissions Committee. The application committee will be reviewing applications beginning in June for admission to the fall class. After your application has been reviewed, you will be contacted for interviews by faculty members.
- Completion of the two year IPI Program in Object Relations Theory and Practice (The 'Core' Program) or equivalent from another institution.
- Professional degree in a mental health specialty.
- Currently active in clinical practice.
- Malpractice Insurance and being in good standing with your professional organizations.
- Personal experience in twice weekly psychodynamic psychotherapy for a minimum of two years.
- Proficiency with email, internet and PepWeb.
- Personal statement of interest in the PPCP.
- Two letters of recommendation from supervisors or teachers who are familiar with your recent clinical work.
- Application fee of $50.
Supervision and Personal Therapy
Supervision and Personal Therapy are a requirement of students in the PPCP program:
- Three supervision experiences
- two individual supervisions at 35 hours each and a third supervision which may be either individual (35 hours), paired (50 hours) or group (90 hours)
- Personal Therapy twice weekly
- Students will meet by telephone conference call on Friday mornings from 10 am to noon eastern time
- Each 15 week semester will consist of nine weeks of didactic discussion, taught by IPI faculty; the other six weeks will consist of clinical case conference the first hour in which students present their clinical work, and the second hour will be devoted to small group GAM (Group Affective Model) meetings led by a PPCP Coordinator.
For more details about upcoming Weekend Conferences, click here.
With Best Wishes,
Sheila Hill, LiCSW
Walt Ehrhardt, EdD