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THE FIRST YEAR
Who may apply for the first year of the training?
If you wish to expand your psychotherapeutic range by integrating bodily aspects into your daily work, both in individual therapy and in group-settings, you may subscribe to the first year of the PBSP training as an independent module. You are prepared to study the relevant training-literature, to participate in local intervision-groups and to bring in therapeutic work for supervision.
In case you wish to continue with the advanced training (second and third year) the first year will be preparatory. The three years all-together form the route to become a Psychomotor Institute certified PBSP psychotherapist. Admission to the second and third year will be in accordance with the requirements of the Psychomotor Institute (see supplement).
What is the goal of the first year of the training?
The goal of the first year is to make you familiar with basic principles of PBSP, to help you to become more acquainted with the body in psychotherapy and to expand your knowledge and awareness of the non-verbal aspects of communication in a verbal psychotherapeutic setting.
You will be trained in to use PBSP exercises in a group-setting and in an individual context.
‘Structures’, individual therapeutic sessions in a group, will have an experiential goal in the first training year as a means to help you further to discover your own resources.
You will be trained to offer a safe therapeutic climate, in which group members feel respected and are allowed to experiment and to discover hidden aspects of themselves.
You will learn how to assist the client to understand bodily sensations and impulses as important sources of information, like changes in voice-modulation, facial expression, body-posture and movement
You will be trained how to help to awaken and stimulate the observing, integrating, and executing part of the client’s ego (Pilot Ego).
You will receive support in accessing your own bodily information as a source of therapeutic knowledge about what is going on within the client.
The training is practice-oriented:
- demonstrations will support your understanding of theoretical lectures;
- you will master new interventions and exercises on an experiential and a technical level;
- you will enlarge your experience as a therapist by practical training in duos and subgroups of colleagues;
- video feedback, supervision by the trainers, case-discussions and homework in intervision groups are elements for evaluating your learning process.
THE SECOND AND THIRD YEAR
Who may apply to the second and third year of the training?
You have a clear identity as a psychotherapist, trained in a recognized form of psychotherapy. You completed the first training year in Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor successfully. You are motivated to be trained to become a PBSP psychotherapist, who will be guiding structure groups. You want to further expand your therapeutic possibilities by integrating bodily aspects into your regular work. You are prepared to study the relevant training-literature, to participate in local intervision-groups, to set up a PBSP structure group and to bring in therapeutic work on video tape for supervision purposes.
What is the goal of the second and third year of the training?
The goal of the second and third year of the training is to assist you in deepening your insight with basic principles of PBSP. You will learn how to assist the client to do self-monitored spontaneous emotional expression with satisfying, appropriate interactions provided by role players. You will be enabled to guide a PBSP® Structure-group with a colleague.
The training curriculum is in accordance with the international training regulations. Completion of the training provides access to membership of the National Association for PBSP psychotherapy. Certification will recognize you as a PBSP therapist on an international level.
You will be systematically trained in applying the steps of a therapeutic session (structure). During the training days you will practice how to lead segments of structures co-leaded or supervised by the trainers. Video-fragments of parts of structures are discussed within the training group to answer your technical and theoretical questions.
Two more structures for your self-experience are guided by the trainers during the training days. You will discuss the content of these structures with the trainer and the group members for learning purposes.
You will learn how to set up intake talks for a PBSP group, how to collect biographical information in accordance to PBSP and to developmental insights, how to establish a treatment-plan with the client and how to introduce the method within a group.
You will be trained in guiding an opening go around, handling group-dynamics, supporting clients in applying therapeutic experiences into day-to-day life and in organizing regular evaluation of the therapeutic process.
The learning-therapy for your self-experience, regular meetings with your intervision group, and guiding your own therapy-group under supervision, will contribute to your in-depth training in practice.
In the last training-block you will demonstrate a video-recording of a structure. This forms the conclusive evaluation.