$400.00

A deposit of $400 is due at the time of application. After payment of the initial deposit of $400, the payment of the remaining balance of $7,400 (minus any scholarship or special discount) must be received by Thursday, March 15, 2018, to secure your space in the program

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The Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research serves a growing need for the training of skilled therapist researchers who will ideally seek advanced training for future FDA-approved psychedelic-assisted and entactogen-assisted psychotherapy research.

Only professionals who hold the following specific advanced degrees, licensure, commissions, or ordinations may apply to the certificate program:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW)
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC)
  • Licensed Occupational Therapists (OT with an MA)
  • Physicians and Psychiatrists (MD)
  • Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)
  • Naturopathic Doctors (ND)
  • Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  • Physician Assistants (PA)
  • Clinical or Counseling Psychologists (PsyD/PhD)
  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Ordained/Commissioned Clergy or Chaplains
  • Licensed Attorneys (JD in counseling specialties only)
  • Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LAADC with an MA)

Only those people with the above degrees and credentials are eligible to apply. For these professionals, preference will be given to applicants with a substantial background in psychological treatment and spiritual direction in behavioral medicine, chronic trauma and PTSD, palliative care, hospice, end-of-life and estate counseling, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, oncology, mediation, pain management, and/or psychiatry.

For medical professionals, clergy, chaplains, and counseling attorneys, those applicants with substantial experience in providing psychotherapy, counseling, pastoral care, mediation, and/or spiritual direction will be considered strong candidates for the certificate program.

Criteria for Clergy and Chaplains: Ordained clergy and commissioned/ordained chaplains are considered as applicants if they serve in pastoral counseling and spiritual direction within the well-known world spiritual traditions. For ordained/commissioned clergy and chaplains, a M.Div., MA. or CPE with study in psychology and therapeutic skills is a benefit, but not required. We welcome and encourage applicants from these backgrounds. There are substantial CIIS tuition discounts available for clergy and chaplains.

Criteria for Counseling Attorneys: Only JD licensed attorneys with demonstrated supervised training and counseling work with families, couples and individuals in several specific areas are eligible to apply. These areas are limited to: divorce mediation, child custody mediation and resolution, end-of-life and estate plan counseling, family and elder law counseling, and community dispute resolution. A strong candidate will be an applicant who did this counseling work under clinical supervision in non-profits or service agencies for the benefit of marginalized populations. Counseling attorneys must have passed the bar, been licensed prior to applying, and have earned certifications in one or more of these specific areas.

Criteria for Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselors and Licensed Occupational Therapists: These professionals must have an accredited Masters or Doctoral degree in mental health or behavioral health, as well as the LAADC or Occupational Therapists license. These specific credentials are required for these 2018 applications.

Eligibility for Pre-licensed Professionals: Clergy and chaplains must be ordained or commissioned at the time of application. With no exceptions, counseling attorneys, advanced alcohol and drug counselors, and occupational therapists must have received their MA or JD degrees and professional licenses prior to application.

Under certain circumstances, other eligible mental health or medical professionals may be admitted prior to the completion of licensure requirements. Eligible mental health and medical professionals who are not yet licensed will be considered on an individual basis only if they: a) have completed their degree coursework, b) have completed 1,000 or more supervised internship or residency clinical hours in which they conducted psychotherapy and counseling and c) have two or more years of work experience in mental health fields. In all cases where an applicant is not yet licensed, coursework and 1,000 supervised hours of psychotherapy or counseling experience must be completed prior to the start of the certificate program on March 23, 2018. To document the completion of the coursework, pre-licensed applicants will need to include a copy of their degree's academic requirements from the university's catalog.

We especially encourage applications from individuals who are military veterans, identify as people of color, identify as LGBTQQAI, and/or serve marginalized or underserved populations.

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The deadline to submit your application materials and deposit payment is Thursday, February 15, 2018.

Early application discounts are available: $500 off for completed applications received before December 1, 2017, and $250 off for completed applications received before January 1, 2018.

Students are admitted to the certificate program on a rolling basis. Interviews will begin as soon as applications are submitted. Students will be notified of their admission and scholarship and discount awards as soon as possible (by Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the latest).

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Click here for complete information about the Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research.

$300.00

For more information on the Sex Therapy & Education Certificate Programs, click here.

The certificate is designed as additional training for counseling professionals who are licensed, are license eligible or who have completed their coursework to become license eligible.   Types of professionals for whom this program applies include:
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC)
  • Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW)                                  
  • Clinical and Counseling Psychologists 


Under specific circumstances, prospective medical and mental health professionals, who are not yet licensed, may apply if they have completed the great majority of their coursework and have secured a traineeship or internship for gaining training hours of counseling and psychotherapy and have plans to complete their coursework in parallel. 

We especially encourage applications from individuals within the above list who: are military veterans; identify as people of color; identify as LGBTQQAI, and/or serve marginalized or under-represented populations.

Application Materials

A completed application includes uploading the following documents: 

1) Background and Goal Statement - In 2-3 pages, please describe your background and interest in this certificate in the following areas. Tell us anything pertinent regarding your personal development, professional experience, professional license(s) held and/or the stage you are in with regard to your clinical licensure, training or internship. Include descriptions of your training in psychotherapy, sexuality or related areas. Share how you learned didactically and where you practiced these skills and knowledge sets.  


In addition, your goals are important to us. Please share with us what you hope to do with this certificate in your work or in the world.  Make sure to consider both the concrete ways you might use this training for career advancement but also the larger intentions or purpose this might fulfill.


2) Resume or Curriculum Vitae - Include a short resume or CV that outlines the history of your higher education, practica, internships, residencies, licenses, research, work in service to communities, teaching, and fieldwork.

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Deposit: $500 - Applications will not be considered without deposit. Early Application Discounts: $200 off before July 1st, 2018

Full Program Fee: $5,500

Payment and Cancelation Policies
A deposit of $500 is due at the time of application. If you are not accepted, this fee will be refunded minus a $100 processing fee. Should you wish to cancel after the payment of the initial deposit, an amount of $250 will be deducted from your refund. This cancellation fee will apply whether or not you have been accepted to the program. After payment of the initial deposit of $500, payment of the remaining balance of $5,000 must be received by September 1st, 2018, to secure your space in the program. An installment payment schedule is available on a limited basis for those who can show financial need. Please contact our office at 415.575.6175 for details. If a student withdraws before October 1st, 2018, fifty percent of the full fee ($2,750) will be due. The full fee of $5,500 is due if a student withdraws after October 1st, 2018.

Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis until Fall 2018 cohort is full. Applicants will be notified within one month of submitting their application.

$300.00

For more information on the Sex Therapy & Education Certificate Programs, click here.

The certificate is designed as additional training for those who hold a bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution. Types of professionals for whom this program applies include:

  • Social workers 
  • Psychotherapists
  • Community organizers
  • Artists
  • Activists
  • Educators
  • Health coaches
  • Policy makers
  • Medical professionals
  • Teen advocates
  • Geriatric workers
  • Those working in non-profits
  • Anyone interested in making a difference through sex education

We especially encourage applications from individuals within the above list who: are military veterans; identify as people of color; identify as LGBTQQAI, and/or serve marginalized or under-represented populations.

Application Materials

A completed application includes uploading the following documents: 

1) Background and Goal Statement - In 2-3 pages, please describe your background and interest in this certificate in the following areas. Tell us anything pertinent regarding your personal development, professional experience, professional license(s) held and/or the stage you are in with regard to your clinical licensure, training or internship. Include descriptions of your training in psychotherapy, sexuality or related areas. Share how you learned didactically and where you practiced these skills and knowledge sets.  


In addition, your goals are important to us. Please share with us what you hope to do with this certificate in your work or in the world.  Make sure to consider both the concrete ways you might use this training for career advancement but also the larger intentions or purpose this might fulfill.


2) Resume or Curriculum Vitae - Include a short resume or CV that outlines the history of your higher education, practica, internships, residencies, licenses, research, work in service to communities, teaching, and fieldwork.

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Deposit: $500 - Applications will not be considered without deposit. Early Application Discounts: $200 off before July 1st, 2018

Full Program Fee: $5,500

Payment and Cancelation Policies
A deposit of $500 is due at the time of application. If you are not accepted, this fee will be refunded minus a $100 processing fee. Should you wish to cancel after the payment of the initial deposit, an amount of $250 will be deducted from your refund. This cancellation fee will apply whether or not you have been accepted to the program. After payment of the initial deposit of $500, payment of the remaining balance of $5,000 must be received by September 1st, 2018, to secure your space in the program. An installment payment schedule is available on a limited basis for those who can show financial need. Please contact our office at 415.575.6175 for details. If a student withdraws before October 1st, 2018, fifty percent of the full fee ($2,750) will be due. The full fee of $5,500 is due if a student withdraws after October 1st, 2018.

Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis until Fall 2018 cohort is full. Applicants will be notified within one month of submitting their application.