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New York City, NY

Advanced Skills Training

MARCH 13, 2022 - MARCH 11, 2024

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.

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

This program is designed as an advanced training towards certification in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. The focus of the training is on the refinement of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy skills at each of the five stages of the therapy process.

The Certification Skills Training provides a rare opportunity to refine Sensorimotor Psychotherapy skills in a supportive and collaborative group setting. Each person is encouraged to participate in a way that is right for him or her. Some participants choose to do a lot of transcript analysis and practice outside of class, while others choose to just practice in class and not do anything extra outside of class time. Some make many videos, others decide not to make so many, if any. Like anything, the more effort and involvement, the greater the benefit, but participants find that refinement in their skills is attained even if they only attend class and do not study in between course meetings.

Each training module includes exercises, practice, video assessment, and transcript analysis, review of homework assignments, demonstrations and individual feedback to each student. The length of this training is 144 hours. Certification is an individualized process for each trainee, and attainment of all the necessary skills for certification status may require work beyond this training. A graduate of this course who has achieved certification is called a "Certified Advanced Practitioner" in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy or "Certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy."


Training Dates:

  1. March 13-14, 2022 (Online)
  2. April 24-25, 2022 (Online)
  3. May 22-23, 2022 (Online)
  4. September 18-19, 2022 (Online)
  5. November 6-7, 2022 (Online)
  6. December 11-12, 2022 (Online)
  7. March 19-20, 2023 *(Online)
  8. May 21-22, 2023 *(In-person)
  9. March 10-11, 2024 *(In-person - RESCHEDULED)

No CE Hours Offered for modules 7 - 9 as there is no new didactic content; and sessions are primarily professional / personal development of skills

Times: 9:00 am-5:30 pm (two 15-minute breaks, 1-hour lunch; 7.00 hours)
Location: balance arts center, 151 W 30th St., 3rd Fl., New York City, NY 10001. Map

This training is co-sponsored by the Institute for Continuing Education.

This training is co-sponsored by The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute and The Institute for Continuing Education. The training offers a total of 14.00 contact hours per session, for Modules 1-6. Modules 7-9 do not offer CE credit as there is no new didactic material; instead, they provide the opportunity for students to further clarify their understanding of the concepts and skills taught in the previous modules. Credit is awarded on a Module-by-Module basis, with full attendance required for the Modules you attend. There is no additional fee to receive continuing education credit.

Applications for continuing education contact hours will be made available by SPI. If you have questions regarding continuing education, the program, faculty, learning objectives, grievance issues, contact The Institute for Continuing Education: 800-557-1950. Email:

NOTE: To receive continuing education credit, applicants must complete all CE materials, sign in/out at designated locations, and submit an evaluation form for the sessions attended.

NOTE: It is the responsibility of the attendee to determine if CE credit offered by The Institute for Continuing Education meets the regulations of their state licensing/certification board.

Instructional Methodology: Lecture, Demonstration, Audio/visual, Experiential; Practice of techniques, case examples, large and small group discussion

New York: The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0043.

Counseling: For counselors seeking credit, The Institute for Continuing Education has submitted a co-sponsorship application to NBCC for this program.

New York: The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. Provider MHC-0016.

Social Work: Application for social work continuing education credits will be submitted. This website will be updated regarding approval.

New York: The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers, Provider SW-0025.

Marriage/Family: The Institute for Continuing Education, Provider 56590, is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs. The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This Course meets the qualifications for 14.00 hours, per session, of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCC, as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

New York: The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Marriage-Family Therapy as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed MFTs, Provider MH-0012.

New Jersey: This training has not been submitted for pre-approval for social workers licensed by the New Jersey Board Social Work.

Ethics Hours / Academic Credit: This program offers no "ethics hours". This program is not "academic" credit and CE hours awarded are not eligible toward fulfillment of a degree

Trainers: Lana Epstein M. , Ed., LICSW, LCSW
Tuition: 7,300 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

Entry into this level of training requires completion of the Trauma Training and the Development, Attachment and Trauma Training as well as a recommendation from previous trainers.

Contact: SPI Admissions, 3034473290,
Local Contact: Megan Eliot, 6464184234,