Certificate Programs

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Clinical Certificate

The Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Clinical Certificate explores several complementary psychodynamic theories which emphasize the clinical relationship as central to the work. Understanding and sensitively handling the vicissitudes of the therapeutic relationship are hallmarks of effective treatment.  Object relations, contemporary psychoanalytic, relational, and intersubjectivity theories, among others, are used to formulate strategies for assessment and intervention. The course aims to deepen and expand participants’ understanding of key theoretical concepts such as: holding environment, containment, affect regulation, transference/countertransference, projective identification, enactment and self-disclosure. These concepts will be applied to work in nontraditional settings and with diverse populations.

The program fulfills 15 hours of group supervision for those pursuing their L.C.S.W. license. Includes 3 ethics credit hours. 15 weeks. Thursday evenings. Via Zoom.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

The Certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is designed for mental health professionals and students at the graduate and post-graduate level who are interested in learning the concepts and practical hands-on clinical skills of Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Completion of program requirements results in the presentation of a frameable certificate of completion at the final session of the program. 

Certificate in Trauma

The Certificate in Trauma Program provides a foundational understanding of trauma theory and presents principles, tools and strategies that enable trauma-informed practice in service and treatment settings that support recovery and healing for adults and children and reduce inadvertent harm. Completion of program requirements results in the presentation of a frameable certificate of completion at the final session of the program.

Clinical Responsibility in Racial Equity and Cultural Inclusivity

The Clinical Responsibility in Racial Equity and Cultural Inclusivity series addresses the challenges in cross-race and same-race clinical practice in the age of antiracism. Cultural humility, anti-oppressive practice, and social justice are values central to the profession of social work. In order to enhance human well-being, we must first understand and dismantle personal biases (unconscious and conscious) and systemic injustices within our practice. 

Home and School Visitor

Bryn Mawr's Home and School Visitor Certificate program is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and is compliant with current PDE standards, including accommodations and adaptations for students with disabilities and for English language learners. The program has been carefully developed to meet all requirements established by PDE for individuals seeking official HSV Certification.


Center for Professional Development

Bryn Mawr College
Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research
300 Airdale Road
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010
Phone: 610-520-2614

Peggy Robinson
Center Director and Home and School Visitor Program Certifying Officer
Phone: 610-520-2602