Full PST Certification

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Full PST Certification typically requires between 19 and 22 hours of participant time over the course of seven months. Upon completion of all training requirements listed below, participants receive certification as a PST practitioner. 

Training Outline

Component Time Commitment* Includes: 
Kickoff Webinar 1/2 hour
  • Group introduction to PST and the training program
Online Training and Q&A 5 hours
  • 4-hour self-paced online introduction to the evidence base, foundations, and skills of PST
  • 1-hour didactic Q&A session with an expert trainer via Zoom
Phone-Based Practice Sessions

4 hours 
(1 hour per session)

  • One-on-one practice sessions with a certified expert PST trainer
  • In-depth education on PST fundamentals and skills
Monthly Case Presentation 

6 hours 
(1 hour per month)

  • Group calls with 5-8 participants 
  • Participants present real cases and discuss challenging and complex case presentations with the trainer
Audio Recording Review for Certification

4 hours
(1 hour per review)

  • Audio submission of participant practicing PST with a patient
  • Audiotape review by expert PST trainer

* All times are approximate.
We offer "PST Certification" as a contract or invoice with the University of Washington. Eight CE credits are available for social workers and psychologists. PST training is also available independent of the AIMS Center via expert consultants from the National Network of PST Clinicians, Trainers, and Researchers (P. Raue, Director; View National Network training site)

Cost of Certification

  • $2,565 per clinician

Clinician Licensure Requirements

Licensed providers (or master's-level licensure candidates) such as licensed social workers, registered nurses, and psychologists are eligible to receive training and to become certified in PST. 

Caseload Requirements 

Prospective PST trainees must have an active caseload of at least 3 patients by the time they begin PST training. 


To register, contact uwaims@uw.edu with the subject heading "PST Training: Tier 2". Given the time requirements listed above, please note when you are available to start. Cohorts are formed on a rolling basis and consist of 5-8 participants. If you are registering on behalf of other clinicians at your organization, please provide each participant's full name & licensure and email address.