The Institute for Clinical Social Work


Personal growth, professional development, and career advancement — these are the pillars of The Institute for Clinical Social Work. Combining the study of psychodynamic theory and real-world clinical training, our master’s and Ph.D. programs prepare you to make a strong and lasting impact on the people and communities you serve. Whether you’re an experienced practitioner looking to take the next step in your career or you’re just getting started on the path to licensure, ICSW provides an individualized education designed to fit your schedule and define your future.

ICSW’s psychodynamic perspective and strong clinical emphasis distinguish us among master’s and doctoral programs. Our educational approach unites theoretical training, real-world experience, and ongoing mentorship to prepare our students to practice at an advanced level.

As the nation’s first and only accredited, independent institution to offer a doctoral program in clinical social work, we make distinct contributions to this vibrant and rewarding field. Whether pursuing a master’s or Ph.D., our students graduate prepared to become leaders in clinical counseling and psychotherapy.


What makes ICSW’s programs unique:


Our doctoral students have recently submitted dissertations that explore: