LGBTQ Clinical Certification Program

The Gay and Lesbian Affirmative Psychotherapy (GLAP) training modules are open to the entire ICP community and interested clinicians from outside. Please check back regularly for updates.

LGBTQ Clinical Certification

GLAP’s Clinical Certification is the first psychoanalytic program of its kind. It is an exciting opportunity for all clinicians who seek specialized training in the treatment of the LGBTQ population of the 21st century. Therapists who complete 6 learning modules over 2 or more years, in conjunction with weekly supervision and the fulfillment of at least 3 fee-for-service patient hours per week, are eligible for LGBTQ Clinical Certification. Therapists in the certification program will receive group supervision; fee-for-service payment; reduced rates to other ICP seminars and modules; invaluable networking connections; and the opportunity for private patient referral.

Continuing Clinical Education

All LGBTQ Clinical Certification modules are open to clinicians seeking to expand their practical knowledge in working with the LGBTQ population. Completion of modules and qualifying seminars or conferences can be credited to fulfill the certificate program requirements. To meet the needs of clinicians with limited clinical experience with the LGBTQ population, GLAP offers the LGBTQ Clinical Foundations Module.

Program Fees

$75 Application Fee
$25 per 6-9 hour module for students
$100 per 6-9 hour module for certification candidates
$150 per 6-9 hour module for ICP candidates/members
$200 per 6-9 hour module for outside clinical community

LGBTQ Clinical Certification Program Requirements


  • Program applicationand fees
  • NYS license
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Interview withprogram committee


  • Admission requirements
  • Didactic requirements
  • Supervision and clinical requirements

Didactic Requirements

Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 6 modules. One module must be LGBTQ Clinical Foundations. 

LGBTQ Clinical Foundations Module

The purpose of this module is to provide clinicians with a foundation of knowledge for working with the LGBTQ population (e.g., coming out, internalized homophobia, sexual roles, couples, families, life stage issues, abuse, violence, health, and substance abuse).


LGBTQ focused modules, seminars, or conferences that address specific disorders, clinical issues, populations, and modalities. 

Supervision and Clinical Requirements

  • 3 patient hours a week
  • Group supervision once a week
  • Satisfactory evaluation by the supervisor