Certificate in Advanced Psychotherapy

The post-graduate, one-year Certificate program in Advanced Psychotherapy is designed for licensed mental health professionals (Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Pastoral Counselors, Psychiatric and Hospice Nurses, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Clinical Social Workers, Educational Counselors) who want to deepen their knowledge base and clinical expertise as treatment providers. Learning occurs in an interactive environment with hands-on experience, vivid study material and ground discussion, allowing participants to apply their learning to real case examples.

This low residency program enables students to continue with their regular clinical practices while taking courses via distance learning modules and teleconferences, combined with three brief classroom residencies at Bellarmine University.

All courses are taught by faculty from the Wayne Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy, who draw from multiple mental health disciplines, readily integrating theory with practical application. Using recent advances in neuroscience, the intent is to confirm the power of the therapeutic relationship in the change process. The program emphasizes cutting-edge discoveries in attachment, interpersonal neurobiology, trauma, affect regulation and systems theories.

Admission Requirements

  • Completed and signed application
  • Advanced or Graduate degree in social work, psychology, pastoral counseling, psychiatric nursing, counseling or allied field
  • Direct clinical experience in the form of post-graduate employment, field work, practicum or internship
  • Copy of state license
  • Two letters of recommendation—one from a clinical supervisor and one from a colleague
  • A personal interview may also be required upon request
  • Non-refundable $65 application fee


  • Three onsite residencies at Bellarmine University. Nationally acclaimed faculty provide students with “hands-on” experiences through a combination of lecture, practice application, videotaped case illustration and group discussion.
    • Monday, May 21 - Wednesday, May 23, 2018
    • Thursday, October 18 - Saturday, October 20, 2018
    • Thursday, May 23 - Saturday, May 25, 2019
  • Distance-learning throughout the 12 months, which includes four hours of case consultation meetings a month and six live, interactive webinars.


$6,400: includes three classroom residencies, six distance learning modules and weekly case consultations. A payment plan is available. Call 502.272.8161 for details.

Early-bird price $5,900: $750 due by November 15 2017, $5,150 balance (or enrollment in payment plan) due by May 1, 2018.


This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886677922-8743) for 72 [Clinical] continuing education contact hours. It has also been approved for Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT) continuing education units (CEUs) by the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Marriage and Family Therapists.

The Wayne Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Wayne Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The Wayne Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy at Bellarmine University has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Wayne Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-2686-RENEWED.

Additional pending CEU approvals: Psychiatric Nursing, Professional Counselors, Pastoral Counselors.

Students should check with national, state and local boards and accrediting bodies to verify that Wayne Institute consultation hours qualify as meeting its requirements for clinical supervision hours.


Click here to print an application, or visit www.wayneinstitute.com to learn more. REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR 2018-2019 PROGRAM IS MAY 1, 2018.