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Washington, DC

Advanced Integrative Training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

MARCH 2, 2020 - MAY 30, 2021

This training is for SP graduates of the L1/Trauma training and L2/Developmental training.

The Advanced Integrative Training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy consists of three components:

1) Skills Consolidation: Trauma (SCT) - Online

2) Skills Consolidation: Developmental (SCD) - Online

3) Advanced Integrative Training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy - In Person

Both the Skills Consolidation parts of the course 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 certification in SP. The SCT consists of 13 basic skills units, and SCD 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 for Certification in SP.

The Advanced Integrative Training (AIT) 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 AIT's 6 module format deepens practical application and expands the student's awareness of 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

Evaluation and Certification in SP

The Advanced Integrative Training in SP is an evaluative course.

Certification: Completion of Advanced Integrative Training in SP 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 course.

Graduates of the Advanced Integrative course 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 who have achieved competency 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.

SPI is neither a regulatory nor licensing organization and therefore not sanctioned to certify, license, or otherwise bestow the legal authorization to practice as a mental health professional.

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. Please see exact schedule below:

1.) March 2, 2020 to May 2, 2020 ONLINE

2.) June 2, 2020 to August 2, 2020 ONLINE

3.) October 2-4, 2020

4.) November 20-22, 2020

5.) January 15-17, 2021

6.) March 5-7, 2021

7.) April 23-25, 2021

8.) May 28-30, 2021

5% discount if application is submitted by December 13, 2019

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


Tuition Policy


Financial Aid

Continuing Education Credit:Continuing Education Credit is provided by Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions: Psychologists, Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, and Social Workers.

Note: Commonwealth does not award CEs for the following: Social Workers in DC or NJ; LMFT in MN.

Total CE hours: 129; awarded by module.

Click here for CE Learning Objectives, and Schedules: CE Document

Click here for more information about securing CE credit

Training Application

Training Dates:

  1. March 2-May 2, 2020
  2. June 2-August 2, 2020
  3. October 2-4, 2020
  4. November 20-22, 2020
  5. January 15-17, 2021
  6. March 5-7, 2021
  7. April 23-24, 2021
  8. May 28-30, 2021
Times: TBA
Location: TBD, Washington, DC. Map
Trainers: Jennifer Gardner MA, LICSW, CST
Tuition: 7,000 USD. A non-refundable registration fee of $25.00. 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: Sara Mindel, 202 321 3077,