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Midwest, IL

SP Certification Training

APRIL 20, 2019 - JUNE 7, 2020

SP Certification Training

The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Certification Course consists of three components:

1) Pre-Certification Skills Refresher: Trauma (PC-T) - Online

2) Pre-Certification Skills Refresher: Developmental (PC-D) - Online

3) Certification (CT) - In Person

Both the Pre-certification Skills Refreshers are online, self-directed, self-paced components which support the consolidation of knowledge and skills introduced in the two basic SP courses for trauma and developmental work to prepare the learner for the Certification course. The PC-T consists of 13 basic skills units, and PC-D consists of 16 basic skills units, that guide the learner from SP Foundations through Essential Skills to the Five Stages of the Process. Building on the basic information and initial practice of skills application from the L1- Trauma and L2-Developmental trainings, the student will see new presentations from Pat Ogden and other SPI Faculty, review clinical application video content, participate in small group discussions, and complete self-directed learning activities using interactive media and provided worksheets to consolidate past learning and refine existing skills. The learner will be introduced to the self-assessment tools, including a knowledge and skills rubric, which will be carried through to the Certification course. During the Pre-certification components, students will be provided with ongoing feedback, so they can continue to develop SP skills in preparation for the In person Certification course.

The Certification Training (CT) course is presented in a hybrid learning format (in-person with online support), with 108 credit hours provided face to face. Students are provided with short preparation modules via SPI's online learning system to maximize the opportunities for live practice, feedback and integration of SP Foundations during the corresponding face to face meeting modules. The CT's 6 module format deepens practical application and expands the student's awareness based on the following topics:

1. Arousal Modulation and the Body as a Resource (Somatic Resourcing)

2. Orienting and Defensive Responses

3. Current Issue

4. Developmental Memory

5. Expanding Practice

6. Completion

Statement on Cultural Competency: SPI is committed to cultural competency in its course presentations and in the practice of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. These three courses include discussion of the impact of all forms of discrimination, exclusion, and oppression - including racism, ageism, sexism and gender inequality, whether they occur at individual and/or organizational levels.

This training includes two online, self - paced modules and six in - person modules. In person modules will be held in Chicago and Ann Arbor and modules will alternate cities. Please see exact schedule/locations below.

1.) April 20-June 20, 2019 - ONLINE

2.) June 20-August 20, 2019 - ONLINE

1.) September 20-22, 2019 - Ann Arbor

2.) November 8-10, 2019 - Chicago

3.) January 10-12, 2020 - Ann Arbor

4.) February 28-March 1, 2020 Chicago

5.) April 17-19, 2020 - Ann Arbor

6.) June 5-7, 2020 - Chicago

Ann Arbor venue

Michigan Friends Center, 7748 Clark Lake Road, Chelsea, MI 48118

Chicago venue

Cathedral Counseling Center, 50 E Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602

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


Tuition Policy


Financial Aid

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.

Click here for more information about securing CE credit

Training Application

Training Dates:

  1. April 20-June 20, 2019
  2. June 20-August 20, 2019
  3. September 20-22, 2019
  4. November 8-10, 2019
  5. January 10-12, 2020
  6. February 28-March 1, 2020
  7. April 17-19, 2020
  8. June 5-7, 2020
Times: TBA
Location: See below, Midwest, IL. Map
Trainers: Anne Westcott, MA, LICSW
Tuition: 7,000 USD. 5% discount if application is received by 02/23/2019. A non-refundable registration fee of $50.00. A deposit of $1,000.00 is due to provisionally secure a place in the training - deposit is not due at time of application. Refund Policy
Contact: SPI Admissions, 3034473290,