CPPNJ - The Center for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy of New Jersey

The New Jersey Couples Therapy Training Program
Admissions Information

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have, or be eligible to have, legal entitlement or licensure to practice psychotherapy in a recognized mental health profession (psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, marriage and family therapists, psychiatric nurses, pastoral counselors, and licensed professional counselors).

Applicants with an appropriate graduate degree who are not yet licensed are eligible for training if they possess a provisional license or if their clinical work is in an agency where they can practice legally. Certificates of completion will not be granted until candidates have received licensure.


Admissions Procedures

Contact Sandra Sinicropi, LCSW, sandrasinicropi@gmail.com, or Helene Schwartzbach, Ed.D., helene.schwartzbach@gmail.com or write for general information to CPPNJ/NJCTTP, 235 Main Street, #184 Madison, New Jersey 07940, 973-912-4432.

Once the required documentation is received, the applicant will be asked to schedule 2 interviews with 2 different CPPNJ faculty members who, if possible, are in the applicant's geographic area. The interviewers will explore whether training in couples therapy is appropriate for the applicant and answer any questions.

The interview reports and all other documentation will be reviewed by the Director of Admissions and a decision will be made. Any questions or concerns will be discussed with the Training Committee.


Registration and Fees

Application Fee:   $35
Course Fee:   $400
Candidates Organization Dues:   $40 per academic year.
Supervision fees will be arranged directly with the supervisor. Reduced-fee supervision is available.

Matriculation Fee: $50 per academic year, if not enrolled in at least one course


Application Form