Postdoctoral Certificate in Clinical Psychotherapy

The Postdoctoral Certificate in Clinical Psychotherapy is designed for the advanced professional practitioner who holds a doctorate in a cognate field of counseling and wishes to deepen and broaden skills in both psychotherapy (the art of therapy) and psychopathology (the science of therapy).  By combining an in-depth study of the major schools of psychotherapy with a systematic study of the psychopathology of personality disorders, the postdoctoral student will have the opportunity to combine both the understanding of mental illness (psychopathology) with the practice of therapeutic counseling (psychotherapy), making this postdoctoral certificate a credential of advanced specialization in the field of counseling. 



  • A doctorate in a cognate field of counseling or psychology
  • Membership in a professional organization such as the American Psychological Association, American Psychiatric Association, American Medical Association, the American Counseling Association, American Association of Pastoral Counselors, Association of Clinical Pastoral Education, or a comparable body
  • State Licensure as a counselor OR 2 CPE Units


Completion of five online E-Tutorial courses: 


  1. Classical Schools of Psychotherapy  
  2. Modern Schools of Psychotherapy
  3. Clinical Psychopathology and Personality Disorders 


  1. Sigmund Freud and Psychoanalysis
  2. Alfred Adler and Individual Psychology
  3. Viktor Frankl and Logotherapy
  4. Harry Stack Sullivan and Interpersonal Psychoanalysis
  5. Carl Rogers and Person-Centered Psychotherapy
  6. Abraham Maslow and Humanistic Psychology   
COST:  $6,000.00   ($1,200 per course, paid in five installments.  Payment is due before taking each course.)
TIME FRAME:  Must be completed within a 12 month period
  • Clinical Psychotherapy: A History of Theory and Practice 
  • Psychopathology: A Clinical Guide to Personality Disorders
  • Strongly recommended for a philosophical foundation in the field of counseling:
    • Understanding Ourselves: Essays In The History & Philosophy Of The Social Sciences
HOW TO APPLY:  Applications are accepted at any time throughout the year
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