2018-19 University Bulletin 
    Feb 23, 2024  
2018-19 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Couple Therapy Certificate

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Courses in this program are based on a synthesis of psychoanalytic and systemic models to prepare the contemporary couples therapist to provide effective treatment. Coursework and supervision offer a strong theoretical and technical foundation preparing clinicians to address a wide range of issues in couple treatment.

Admission Requirements

This program is designed for mental health professionals with a doctorate or master’s degree who are licensed or license-eligible. Applicants should submit an application and two letters of recommendation and will be contacted for personal interviews.

See derner.adelphi.edu/psychology/postgraduate/couple-therapy/ for application details.

Program Requirements

  • Satisfactory completion of course work shown below.
  • 100 hours of supervision (group supervision may be chosen for up to 35 hours)
  • 120 hours of couple treatment
  • 100 hours of personal psychotherapy (50 hours must be concurrent with training)
  • A graduation paper demonstrating candidate’s integration of theory and technique


Please note that these courses provide Continuing Professional Education credits, not graduate credits. Each credit represents 6 hours of class time.

Year One

Year Two

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

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