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Advanced Integrative Training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy - Online

JULY 16, 2023 - SEPTEMBER 8, 2024

The Advanced Integrative Training in SP consists of:

1) Skills Consolidation: Trauma (SCT) - Online

2) Skills Consolidation: Developmental (SCD) - Online

3) Advanced Integrative Training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy - Live

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, with 108 credit hours provided live. 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 live 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. 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.

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.

Credit for this course is provided through CME Outfitters and / or Lifespan Learning Institute.

This activity offers CE credit for:

  1. Psychologists (APA) - CME Outfitters

  2. Social Workers - CME Outfitters

  3. LMFT - Lifespan

  4. LPCC - Lifespan

    Lifespan Learning Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, & LEPs. Lifespan Learning Institute maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. (provider # 050085)

    This course meets the qualifications for 148 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

    It is your responsibility to verify with your licensing board/organization that they will accept the types of CE credit we offer. Out of state LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs should verify with their licensing board if they will accept BBS CE.

All other clinicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

This training includes two online, self - paced modules and six online, live/synchronous - modules.

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


Tuition Policy


Financial Aid

Training Dates:

  1. July 16, 2023 (Orientation 9:00 am - 4:00 pm)
  2. July 16-October 20, 2023 (Independent Learning)
  3. October 20-22, 2023
  4. December 8-10, 2023
  5. December 10-February 23, 2023 (Independent Learning)
  6. February 16-18, 2024
  7. April 19-21, 2024
  8. June 14-16, 2024
  9. September 6-8, 2024
Times: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm (2, 15-minute breaks, 1 hour for lunch)
Location: Online, Online, Online. Map
Trainers: Jennifer Gardner MA, LICSW, CST
Tuition: 6,500 USD. 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

Successful completion of "Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Developmental Injury" (Level II)


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.

Financial Support

There is no commercial support associated with this educational activity.

Target Audience

Psychologists and other mental health professionals as appropriate.

Instructional level of this activity: Introductory

Statement of Need

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy provides mental health practitioners with the skills to notice and process the residues of traumatic experience that are held in clients' bodies. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy helps mental health practitioners to expand their practice to work with implicit somatic patterns related to traumatic experience to help inspire lasting change in the ability to regulate the autonomic nervous system.

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