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New York City, NY

Level III: Advanced Skills

JANUARY 26, 2018 - APRIL 28, 2019

Level III of the SPI Training Program is a rigorous course designed for Level II graduates who seek to challenge, refine, and integrate their Sensorimotor Psychotherapy skills learned in Levels I and II. Level III students practice precise clinical applications of these skills at each stage of the therapeutic process, working with the themes of both traumatic memory and attachment issues. Emphasis is placed not only on the implementation of skills, but also on understanding the fundamental theory and principles behind each skill.

Comprehensive evaluation by skilled SPI faculty and supportive staff, as well as peer and self-assessment, are integral parts of the Level III learning process. The evaluative nature of the Level III Training sets it apart from previous levels. Students are challenged to identify their own strengths and challenges and to develop strategies for growth and integration of feedback. SPI Trainers support, challenge, hold standards, provide perspective, and guide students through the evaluative learning process. Under the guidance of Trainers, students complete formal self-assessments of their own skills as they learn to track skill acquisition required for Certification.

The Level III Training includes short lectures, exercises, in-vivo skills practice, worksheet skill drills, video recorded practice therapy sessions in the role of practice therapist or practice client, video assessment and transcript analysis, review of homework assignments, demonstrations, and individual feedback from Trainers.

Note: The assessment of learning via the video recording and reviewing of practice exercises is a cornerstone of the Level III Training. All Level III students are required to video record themselves in the roles of practice therapist and practice client during these exercises, for the purpose of skill acquisition and assessment. Although practice exercises may be considered "therapeutic," they are not "therapy," and therefore not designed to meet therapeutic goals. See section on "Requirements for Admission and Participation" for further information.

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This course is approved for 102 CEUs per training; 17 CEUs per module, for six modules. The 7th and 8th modules are personal development, and not eligible for CEUs.


Previous NYC Level II Graduates: March 15th, 2017 - May 15th, 2017

Current NYC Level II Students: May 16th, 2017 - September 15th, 2017

All other Level II Graduates: September 16th, 2017 - December 15th, 2017

For assistance with identifying which application period pertains to you, please contact

Training Dates:

  1. January 26-28, 2018
  2. March 9-11, 2018
  3. May 11-13, 2018
  4. June 29-July 1, 2018
  5. September 21-23, 2018
  6. November 9-11, 2018
  7. January 18-19, 2019
  8. March 1-3, 2019
  9. April 27-28, 2019

Dates and times may be subject to change; see Cancellation Policy


Tuition Policy

Continuing Education Credit: Continuing education credit for this Training is co-sponsored by Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI) and The Institute for Continuing Education (ICE). The opportunity to secure credit is included with tuition; materials to secure credit will be provided for participants onsite.

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Make-up dates

April 27-28, 2019 (instead of January 20, 2019)

Times: Fridays: 11:00am-6:30pm (two 15 min. breaks, 1 hr lunch)
***March 9th only Late start - 1:30pm-6:30pm
Saturdays: 9:00am-5:30pm (two 15 min. breaks, 1 hr lunch)
Sundays: 9:00am-3:00pm (two 15 min. breaks, 1 hr lunch)
Location: Cicatelli & Associates Inc. (CAI), 505 8th Ave #20, New York City, NY 10018. Map
Trainers: Lana Epstein, M., Ed., LICSW
Tuition: 6,500 USD. A deposit of $500.00 is due to provisionally secure a place in the training - deposit is not due at time of application. Refund Policy
Contact: SPI Admissions, 3034473290,
Local Contact: Amy Gladstone, LCSW, Ph.D., 212-243-1540,