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What Wayne Institute Grads Say about the Program

Shambra Mulder

I learned more clinical skills in one year at the Wayne Institute than I did during two years in my graduate school program.
- Shambra Mulder, PhD

Katelyn Tippett

The Wayne Institute and its faculty did a fantastic job of creating a sense of community among the students and faculty.
- Katelyn Tippett, LMFT

Jeff Yocom

I'm more comfortable and confident in session, and clients respond to that. They stay in treatment and refer new clients, which helped grow my practice.
- Jeff Yocom, LCSW

Advanced Clinical Training Tailored to the Needs and Schedule of the Professional Therapist
The Wayne Institute’s one-year certificate program in advanced psychotherapy is for licensed mental health professionals who want to expand and update their clinical skills, enhance the care they provide clients, and take their careers to the next level. The program employs an innovative low-residency instructional model that minimizes students’ time away from their clinical practices, and the curriculum integrates the latest research with real-world clinical applications.

Who is this one-year certificate program for?
 ♦ Mental health counselors
 ♦ Psychologists
 ♦ Psychiatrists
 ♦ Clinical social workers
 ♦ Marriage and family therapists
 ♦ Pastoral counselors
 ♦ Educational counselors
 ♦ Other licensed mental health service providers
What does the program content cover?
♦ Relational psychodynamic therapy
♦ Practical clinical listening and intervention techniques
♦ Attachment theory
♦ Trauma, its effects and its treatment
♦ Clinical integration of neuroscientific findings
♦ Transference and countertransference
♦ Psychopharmacology
♦ Spirituality and therapy
♦ Addressing sexuality
♦ Death, dying and end of life
♦ Professional ethics

Patricia Gianotti

Patricia Gianotti, Psy.D
Academic Director

Program Introduction from the Academic Director
Remaining vital and passionate about our work as therapists requires a serious commitment to on-going training and supervision throughout our careers.  However, many professionals stop receiving regular consultation or supervision after becoming licensed, leaving them with sporadic and often superficial continuing education seminars as their primary means of professional enrichment. Over time, professional development and personal self-care take a back seat to the daily demands of the job, often leading to discouragement and eventual burnout.

That is why the Wayne Institute created our one-year certificate program tailored for working professional therapists.  Our combination of low-residency instruction and distance learning allows you to maintain work commitments while participating in an immersive learning experience with our highly trained, diverse faculty. Your year in the program will introduce you to cutting-edge advances in both theory and practice as you participate in three in-person residencies, six bi-monthly webinars, and on-going case consultation meetings.

Without exception, our graduates report that their Wayne Institute training experience far exceeded their expectations, dramatically increasing their confidence and expertise as clinicians. After completing the program some took the leap to leave unchallenging work environments, and others elevated their personal income by expanding their practices or increasing clinical fees. We invite you to enjoy similar professional, personal and financial benefits by investing in your career and applying to the Wayne Institute’s one-year certificate program today.

Meet the Faculty

The Wayne Institute has selected some of the finest mental health professionals to provide advanced training to licensed clinicians eager to implement cutting-edge theories directly into their own practices.

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Program Details

Our one-year, residency and distance-learning program offers a flexible structure for licensed professionals. It includes: three residency experiences, weekly internet case consultations, six live interactive webinars.

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Student Testimonials

The best way to assess the quality and impact of the program on our students is to to hear directly from our students and to hear more from current faculty members. Read their testimonials about the Wayne Institute here.

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Wayne Institute Founder and Students Discuss the Post-Graduate Program

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