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Vancouver, BC

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Trauma Themes - Hybrid

SEPTEMBER 9, 2022 - MARCH 30, 2023

Please Note: Due to COVID-19 this training may be moved to a fully online format, and tuition will be adjusted accordingly.

Proof of vaccination required:

  1. This training requires Faculty, staff, and participants to be fully vaccinated, and proof of vaccination will need to be provided at the venue.

  2. Masks will be required for the entirety of each onsite training day, and we will also be practicing social distancing.

  3. SPI may update these guidelines at any time during the training as new information on safety measures becomes available.

  4. If you have questions, concerns, or are not vaccinated due to medical or religious exemptions, please contact for options.

This blended learning course is designed to make the most of your time with course facilitators and colleagues and provide you the flexibility to work through the conceptual course materials at your own pace.

Learn skills to notice and process the residues of traumatic experience that are held in your clients' bodies. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy helps you to work with your clients beyond words, with the often implicit somatic patterns related to traumatic experience to help inspire lasting change from the inside, out.

In this six-module course, you will learn the basics of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for working with traumatic experience, practice the basic skills that you will be able to apply immediately with your clients who are distressed or traumatized and touch on adaptations of SP skills for more complex clinical situations.


This course consists of 96 contact hours divided into:

  1. Three self-paced online learning modules (20 hours each, self-paced during a 7-9 week period)

  2. Three 2-day live modules (Two 6-hour days)

  3. A live-online Orientation (2.5 hours, hosted by course facilitators in real-time, required)

  4. A live-online Closing (2.5 hours, hosted by course facilitators in real-time, required)

Additional Course Requirements: Alongside the course*, you will also need to complete the following:

6 hours of Individual or Group Consultation with a Trainer or SP Approved Consultant (two of which must be individual) to help integrate the theory and skills

3 hours of individual SP Sessions with a Certified SP Practitioner (including Trainers) to experience the method for yourself

Fees for required consultation and session hours are paid independently outside of course tuition.

System Requirements

A portion of this course is held in Open LMS (a platform for online courses) using Collaborate (a web-based video meeting tool), and is accessible from a laptop, desktop computer, tablet, or phone (note: not all course items are available via phone app).

NOTE: This course includes elements that are live and interactive. To participate, you must have a computer with internet connection, a microphone, and a webcam. Portions of the training will be recorded. Meeting live-online requires a strong and reliable internet connection.

Training Application

Training Dates:

  1. September 9, 2022 (Orientation - 7:00 - 9:30 pm)
  2. September 9-October 28, 2022
  3. October 28-29, 2022 (9:00 am - 5:30 pm)
  4. October 29-January 13, 2022
  5. January 13-14, 2023 (9:00 am - 5:30 pm)
  6. January 14-March 17, 2023
  7. March 17-18, 2023 (9:00 am - 5:30 pm)
  8. March 30, 2023 (Closing - 7:00 - 9:30 pm)
Times: Exact times listed after training dates
Location: Suite Genius Mt. Pleasant, 225 West 8th Avenue, #300, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1N3. Map
Trainers: Rochelle Sharpe Lohrasbe PhD, RCC
Tuition: 3,500 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: Eva DeHaas, (778) 378-7372,