Our two-year program integrates structural, strategic, life cycle and psychodynamic family and couples therapy models. Our most current theoretical explorations are in areas of attachment theory and the effects of trauma on interpersonal relationships.

FACTS training consists of a two-year course of study for 32 weeks each year from mid-September through mid-June.

First Year trainees study systems theory and the practice of family and couples therapy. We utilize lectures, readings, videos, role playing and explorations of the therapists’ own family of origin. Trainees also engage in supervised clinical work with couples and/or families.

Second Year trainees are exposed to many specialized areas of work such as substance abuse, divorce, step- families, EFT, chronic illness, and sexual trauma. Group supervision continues and videotaped sessions are used in the process.

Group supervision and discussion integrate theory and practice. Our training provides opportunities to work in specialized areas of family and couples therapy.

Class size is limited to 12 trainees.

A certificate in Family and Couples Treatment is awarded upon completion of the program.

The 2023-2024 training program will meet from 9:00 AM – 12:45 PM on Thursdays.



The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy provides training without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other classification protected under applicable federal, state and local law.