Coursework

Year 1: 3 courses per semester and 3 6-hour mini-courses in June
Year 2: 4 courses per trimester
Year 3: 3 courses per trimester
Year 4: 3 courses per trimester

Candidates are expected to participate fully in all classes, including reading, speaking in class, submitting written assignments in a timely fashion, and completing other assignments as provided by the instructor.


Clinical Requirements

750 total clinical hours minimum required over 4 years. Candidates must see patients for a minimum of 5 hours per week. Candidates must also see one patient for three sessions per week for a minimum of one year. Candidates are encouraged to have approximately 10 patient hours per week in order to maximize learning during training. Candidates must also fulfill all NIP Treatment Center requirements for therapists when seeing patients, including session notes and other paperwork.


Supervision

348 total supervision hours minimum required over 4 years.

Year One: 40 individual sessions of supervision, 40 group sessions of supervision
Year Two: 40 individual sessions of supervision with two different supervisors (for a total of 80 sessions)
Year Three: 40 individual sessions of supervision, 40 group sessions of supervision
Year Four: 34 individual sessions of supervision and 34 group sessions of supervision OR 34 individual sessions of supervision with two different supervisors (for a total of 68 sessions)

PLUS: 40 sessions of individual supervision for the three times per week patient

PLUS: 30 sessions of individual supervision with a candidate in NIP's Supervisory Training Program

Candidates who have more than 10 patients in the NIP Treatment Center are also required to have supervision in addition to the above requirements:

Candidates with 11-20 patients: 2 individual supervisors
Candidates with 21-30 patients: 3 individual supervisors

Individual supervisory sessions are a minimum of 45 minutes in length and group supervisory sessions are a minimum of 90 minutes in length.


Personal Analysis

395 total hours personal analysis minimum required over 4 years. Candidates must be in minimum of twice weekly treatment. For a minimum of one year, candidates must be in three times weekly treatment, preferably prior to or during the time they are seeing their three times per week patient. Candidates are also encouraged to undergo more intensive treatment (three/four session per week) for a period longer than the required one year.

All therapists seen by candidates must be approved by NIP, and at minimum, be licensed in his/her field and be a graduate of a recognized postgraduate training program with at least five years of postgraduate experience.


Evaluations

Candidates do twice annual written self-evaluations and evaluations of supervisors, as well as written evaluations of instructors at the end of each course.


Final Project

Candidates are required to write a 25-page paper as a final project, under the supervision of a project chairperson. This project begins in the third year, and is completed in the fourth year. There is an administrative fee of $175 for this project, due in the spring of the third year.


NIP Advanced Continuing Education Workshops

Candidates are required to attend four NIP Advanced Continuing Education Workshops during their four years of training. It is recommended that candidates attend one workshop per year of training. NIP offers 5 Continuing Education Workshops annually. The early registration fee is $65 and the general registration fee is $90 for NIP candidates. Candidates may also be able to volunteer to assist with these events and attend the workshops at no cost.


NIPPA Focus Seminars

Candidates are required to attend four NIP Professional Association (NIPPA) Focus Seminars during their four years of training. It is recommended that candidates attend one seminar per year of training. NIPPA offers 5 Focus Seminars annually, and these events are free for candidates.


NIP Annual Conferences

Candidates are required to attend two NIP Annual Conferences during their four years of training. NIP Annual Conferences are full-day events which take place on Saturdays in the spring. The early registration fee is $60 and the general registration fee is $85 for NIP candidates. Candidates may also be able to assist with these events and attend the conferences at no cost.

 


Other Professional
Training Events

Candidates are required to attend two other professional training events during their four years of training. These events may be NIP events, or events which take place at other institutes. Candidates will need to provide a certificate of attendance or a letter of CE credit for events hosted by other institutes.