HGI Training


Training at HGI

When the Houston Galveston Institute was founded in 1978, our primary purpose was to assist mental health professionals seeking to develop their skills in family therapy. Currently our purpose is to assist mental health professionals who want to develop a collaborative and postmodern approach to therapeutic work with individuals, couples, families, groups, organizations and community.

HGI is dedicated to life-long learning. We assist learners who are interested in becoming licensed professional counselors and licensed marriage and family therapists by providing training programs based on a collaborative, personalized model in which participation and curiosity are encouraged and the trainees’ expertise and ideas are respected. In this learning community, exchange between faculty and learner is highly encouraged.

HGI offers graduate training through internships and practicum for students who are in masters and doctoral level programs such as counseling, psychology, social work, and marriage and family therapy. Post-graduate Continuing Education is offered through a number of programs, including workshops, seminars, certificate programs, conferences, and Visitor Study Program. Online training opportunities are also available.

HGI provides supervision for new graduates who are working toward their license in Professional Counseling (LPC) and Marriage & Family Therapy (LMFT). Additionally, HGI offers supervision courses for those who would like to become approved supervisors in these professions.


How do I apply for an internship?
Most internships begin in the summer, with the application process beginning February 1, unless otherwise arranged through an affiliated university program. To apply, submit a letter of intent expressing your interest in and expectations of an internship at HGI, as well as a curriculum vita. Once you are contacted for an interview, we will request three letters of recommendation. Interviews are scheduled no later than April 1.

Are internships paid positions?
Doctoral interns are eligible for an annual stipend. Masters internships are unpaid.

How can I find out what trainings are coming up?
See our Events for upcoming training dates.

How do I register for a training?
Complete the registration form and email it to admin@talkhgi.com, fax it to (713) 528-2618 or mail it to Houston Galveston Institute, 3316 Mount Vernon, Houston, TX 77006.