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Mountain Time Zone/Western Canada

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Trauma Themes - Online

AUGUST 4, 2023 - JANUARY 28, 2024

(three online self-directed modules and three live-online modules)

Now you can learn Sensorimotor Psychotherapy from your own home or office, or even from your phone, on the go! This blended online 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 is 96 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-online modules (Two 6-hour days, hosted by course facilitators in real-time)

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

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

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) (at your own expense) to help integrate the theory and skills

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

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

System Requirements

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.

BIPOC Scholarship BIPOC scholarships are available for this course.

Scholarship Requirements

Training Application

Training Dates:

  1. August 4, 2023 (Orientation - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Mountain time)
  2. August 4-September 22, 2023
  3. September 22-23, 2023 (10:00 am - 5:00 pm Mountain time)
  4. September 23-December 8, 2023
  5. December 8-9, 2023 (10:00 am - 5:00 pm Mountain time)
  6. December 8-January 26, 2023
  7. January 26-27, 2024 (10:00 am - 5:00 pm Mountain time)
  8. January 28, 2024 (Closing - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Mountain time)
Times: Exact times for synchronous learning listed after training dates
Location: (three online self-directed modules and three live-online modules), Online, Online. Map
Trainers: L. Marie Damgaard
Tuition: 3,100 USD. 5% discount if application is received by 06/09/2023. 17% Canadian Resident discount. 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: Support SPI,