The three-year postgraduate Certificate Program run by the International Masterson Institute aims to promote a thorough understanding of Masterson’s Developmental, Self and Object Relations Approach and its applications to normal human development, psychopathology, and the basic precepts of psychoanalytically-oriented psychotherapy, with a special focus on providing therapists with the requisite knowledge and skill required to treat patients who suffer from personality disorders (also classified as disorders of the self).
In recent years, significant findings from neurobiology and attachment theory have been integrated into the Masterson Approach’s theoretical framework. The program consists of three years of formal course work, plus clinical supervision. Courses are organized into US fall and spring semesters, each lasting 16 weeks.
The Institute encourages the full development of personal and professional capacities and, therefore, strongly recommends personal psychotherapy to candidates. The Institute aims to build a network of highly trained therapists skilled in basic psychodynamic principles as well as theoretical and technical precepts specifically designed for effective treatment of patients suffering from Borderline, Narcissistic and Schizoid disorders.
For more information, please visit the International Masterson Institute’s Website.