Our programs

We offer training programs in psychotherapy and counseling for:

  • Ph.D’s, Psy.D’s, MFT’s, ACSW’s. who have graduated or are currently enrolled in an upper degree program.
  • Licensed therapists looking for trainings, workshops and classes to deepen their work. CEU’s available.
  • Intern candidates looking for an internship that helps convert theoretical concepts into concrete experiences.
  • Trainees looking for a practicum placement that offers guidance using in-the-moment interactions with clients.
  • Supplemental placements are also available.

All of our training programs focus on inviting participants to explore both how to be and what to do with clients by:

  1. Staying out of the client’s system and transcending one’s own countertransferences
  2. Offering invitations that invite clients to explore, experiment, illuminate and resolve relationships with oneself and others
  3. Holding a container of unconditional allowance, as well as allowing our wellbeing to flow freely in and out
  4. Releasing resistance that shows up as agendas, attachments, and needs of the client
  5. Cultivating an expanded perspective allowing us to be available to whatever occurs
  6. Setting loving boundaries for ourselves

Licensed therapists’ programs

For Ph.D, Psy.D, LMFT and LCSW candidates

  1. Enroll in a Process Class
  2. Enroll in one of our weekly 2 hour Intensive Psychotherapy Trainings
  3. Enroll in one of our Licensed Mirror Training Program
  4. Enroll in our 2 year Seminar in Advanced Process and Teaching
  5. Register for an Online Class
  6. Please explore our Classes and Groups.

Pre-licensed therapists’ programs

For Ph.D, Psy.D, MFT, ACSW candidates

These training programs are designed for students, trainees, and interns who are either in, or have graduated from a master’s degree or Doctoral program leading to a PhD, Psy.D,  MFT, or LCSW license or certificate in the state of California.

Most students have gained a somewhat comfortable understanding of the various concepts of psychotherapy. The next step is to learn how to translate those concepts into actual interaction with clients during counseling sessions. This program provides a mirror training program that aids in this translation by supporting you, as you work with clients through in-the-moment, real-time training from behind one-way mirrors while receiving immediate feedback through an earpiece.

Our training programs are separate from, yet augment, university programs. If you want to use our site as apracticum as well, that can usually be worked out with your university.

We are a BBS approved site for those of you wanting to do an internship along with our training programs.

Click here for some of the may concepts we teach as part of our trainings.

How to train with PTI

  1. Enroll in our Miirror Training Program, that includes either an Internship or a Practicum placement
  2. Enroll in a Process Class
  3. Enroll in one our weekly 2 hour Intensive  Psychotherapy Trainings
  4. Please explore our Classes and Groups.
  5. Videos on Marketing, various therapeutic issues, etc.

Visit our Professional Resource pages

Process Charts: basic concepts of the Process Map, guiding therapists through their work with clients.
Professional Reflections. Some articles on investigating some professional beliefs about therapy.
Interact Magazine:  a free online magazine addressing treatment issues in the art of psychotherapy.
Videos on Marketing, various therapeutic issues, etc.