The Institute for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (IAP) is opening its doors to clinicians who are interested in being part of a community dedicated to the growth of the field of psychotherapy. Clinicians at IAP are dedicated to keeping up to date on effective treatments, sharing different approaches/techniques, and evolving treatment approaches in order to create better outcomes for clients. IAP is a group practice of clinicians, most of whom have been teaching and practicing for many years, who come together to develop therapeutic skill, discuss cases, teach, find mutual support, and collaborate on writing and research. Research has found that therapists that are working as part of a group practice have better treatment outcomes due to collaborative learning, discussion, and innovation. To be part of IAP, apply today!
We have various ways to be involved:
see group practice clients in our office or yours
- Core Clinician - sees clients from many centers and large part of practice is seeing clients through IAP
- Specialist Clinician - sees clients from only one or a few Centers, and sees a few clients through IAP
- Affiliated Clinician - sees no clients through IAP, but is part of the clinical community, participating in consultation and sharing of knowledge
Our clinicians' approaches are grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Family Systems. Some clinicians specialize in one approach and others use them all.
The Institute has six specialty centers, each with its own theoretical grounding.
- Center for ADHD (CBT, EFT, and Family Systems)
- Center for Adolescents (CBT and Family Systems)
- Center for Anxiety (CBT and/or EMDR)
- Center for Children (Family Systems)
- Center for Couples (EFT)
- Oppositional and Conduct Clinic (Family Systems)
We also have a separate nonprofit, Bay Area Community Counseling (BACC), where clients in financial need can see clinicians in training, early career clinicians, and clinicians developing their abilities in treating specific issues. BACC offers associate, postdoc, and nonclinical internship positions. To donate to support clients in need getting effective therapy, please click here: https://www.gofundme.com/bacc-html Do you know someone, some group, or a foundation that would like to support therapy for those in need? Then please pass on the GoFundMe link: https://www.gofundme.com/bacc-html
Not Licensed Yet?
Our practice started because the trainers, teaching for IAP, decided to come together to create a clinical community where we could discuss cases, work collaboratively, and keep each other up to date on research. The founding members already were established in their private practices, so we developed a hybrid private practice/group practice model where contractors could see clients in their own offices, seeing both private and group practice clients all in the same day. Clinicians who join IAP are contractors can either see clients in the IAP offices in San Francisco, Marin, the East Bay, or on the Peninsula, or in their own offices. The entire group meets on the first Fridays in San Francisco from 10-12pm**, followed by lunch, and Core Clinicians who are new to our practice join the weekly consultation from 12-2pm on Mondays in San Francisco or our video consultation on Fridays from 12-1pm.
Group Practice Consultation Meetings
- First Friday 10-12pm (all)
- Mondays 12-2pm In Person (Core Clinicians)
- Fridays 12-1pm Remote (Core Clinicians)
**Please note to accommodate for the COVID-19 and shelter-in-place mandates, all meetings are on Zoom.**
Our clinicians can see as little or as many clients as they want. Some clinicians earn $42,000 per year just seeing 6 clients a week, while others who want to see up to 30 clients per week can earn $200,000 per year plus profit share.
If you're interested in becoming involved in a community of clinical excellence that is dedicated to each individual's growth, and are interested in working within the theoretical approaches our centers are grounded in, you may be a great fit for our organization.
To become a part of IAP's group practice, please email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.