Psychotherapy Training Programs
West Hartford, Connecticut
- Master of Pastoral Counseling (M.P.C.)
- Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.)
Hartford Family Institute, LLP located in West Hartford, Connecticut, developed a P.R.I.M.E. relationship with the GTF on May 25, 2001. HFI offers a clinical, experiential, and didactic educational and training program for the Master of Pastoral Counseling or Doctor of Psychology degree programs of the GTF. The therapy that is practiced and taught at the Institute is a unique approach developed at HFI called Body-Centered Gestalt Psychotherapy. The program is entitled An Energy Based Psychotherapeutic-Spiritual Approach to Healing. The roots of Body-Centered Gestalt Therapy come from Gestalt Therapy, BioEnergetic Analysis, Satir’s communication work, Steve Gallegos’s work with animal imagery and the chakras, ceremony and shamanism, spirituality, and mindfulness. These roots have been integrated into a creative and original therapy that provides a cohesive and coherent understanding of human behavior that offers deep personal transformation. Stuart Alpert and Naomi Lubin-Alpert co-founded HFI in 1969 and soon after co-developed Body-Centered Gestalt Therapy. They received their Doctorates in Psychology from the GTF
Students have the following options in this P.R.I.M.E. program:
- Students may earn the M.P.C. from the GTF by completing Phase I and II of the program through Hartford Family Institute, completing two Units of Study from the GTF (two E-Tutorials), completing a Research Methodology writing assignment and developing a praxis-based master’s project or completing the Non-Project Option.
- Students may earn the Psy.D. from the GTF by completing Phases I, II and III of the program through Hartford Family Institute, completing two Units of Study from the GTF (two E-Tutorials), completing a Research Methodology writing assignment and developing a praxis-based doctoral project or completing the Non-Project Option.
- Students who have completed the M.P.C. and would like to earn the Psy.D. may do so by completing phase III of the program through Hartford Family Institute and completing five additional Units of Study from the GTF, completing a Research Methodology writing assignment and developing a praxis-based master’s project or completing the Non-Project Option.
The Study Options
button on the GTF website under the heading Academics lists the course offerings of the GTF and provides information about the various methods of earning Units of Study for your degree.
Master of Pastoral Counseling (M.P.C.): $12,000
Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.): $14,150 (Phases I, II III)
Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.): $16,000 (for those who previously completed the MPC)
Tuition reflects administrative degree program costs charged by the GTF. Program costs charged by the PRIME institution are separate and additional, and must be paid directly to the PRIME institution.
Please contact the Bursar
of the Graduate Theological Foundation for information about tuition for this degree.
Please contact the PRIME institution for information about program costs.
Please see the tuition section of the M.P.C. and Psy.D. program description pages for information regarding tuition policies and payment schedules.
For more information, please contact:
Hartford Family Institute, LLP
17 South Highland Street
West Hartford, CT 06119
Tel: (860) 236-6009