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Toronto, ON

Level III: Advanced Skills

SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 - NOVEMBER 22, 2020

The Level III: Advanced Skills/Certification Training provides a supportive group environment in which Level II graduates refine their skills at each stage of the therapy process in order to achieve proficiency in the practice of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Rigorous evaluation is an integral part of the Level III Training, and students are taught clear strategies for self and peer assessment of skills through Trainer demonstration, video and transcript analysis, and in-vivo practice.

To practice and learn specific skills, worksheet drills are provided that delineate the specific elements of the skill to be demonstrated. Emphasis is placed not only on assessing the implementation of the skill, but also on understanding the fundamental principles behind each skill. Under the guidance of the trainers, students complete formal assessments of their ability to work effectively within each stage of the therapy process. Each Level III training module includes exercises, drills, practice, video assessment and transcript analysis, application of SP concepts in clinical practice, review of homework assignments, demonstrations, and individual feedback to students.

Certification: Completion of the Level III Training does not guarantee Certification in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Certification is a highly individualized process that may require further work outside of the scheduled hours of the Training. SPI students auditing the Level III Training are not eligible for Certification.

Certification in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy may only be awarded to SPI students who have completed the Training Program and graduated from the Level III Training having achieved the highest level of mastery of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy method and who are legally authorized in their state/province or country of residence to practice as mental health professionals.

Graduates of the Level III Training who are awarded Certification in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy may use the phrases "Certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy" and "Sensorimotor Psychotherapist" to indicate their achievement. "Certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy" and "Sensorimotor Psychotherapist" are phrases used by Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute(R) to identify Certified Graduates of the Level III Training who have achieved the highest level of master of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy method and who hold legally accepted credentials in the mental health field. These phrases do not in any way, real or implied, supersede laws governing the legal authorization to practice as a mental health professional.

The Level III Training consists of approximately 144 contact hours.

Click here for Level III curriculum.


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.

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


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Training Dates:

  1. September 13-15, 2019
  2. November 15-17, 2019
  3. January 10-12, 2020
  4. February 28-March 1, 2020
  5. April 3-5, 2020
  6. June 19-21, 2020
  7. September 11-13, 2020
  8. November 20-22, 2020
Times: Fridays/Saturdays: 9:00am-5:30pm (two 15 min. breaks, 1.5 hr lunch)
Sundays: 9:00am-3:00pm (two 15 min. breaks, 1 hr lunch)
Location: Ryerson University Student Centre/Historic Oakham House, 63 Gould Street, Toronto, ON. Map
Trainers: Rochelle Sharpe Lohrasbe PhD, RCC
Tuition: 6,500 USD. 5% discount if application is received by 07/12/2019. 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: Jean Tsai,