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Prerequisites for being a Certified Bodynamic Therapist, and the path to Analyst and teacher – PDF version

 This is a guide for our students to clarify the prerequisites needed in order to attain certified Bodynamic titles and become teachers.

As the Practitioner education was changed for participants that started after March 2018, this path description is for them. For all that has started previous than March 2018 the description from November 2017 applies.

To be a Certified Bodynamic Therapist + Analyst

Besides the completion of attendance to our course of studies, foundation and practitioner training, you need to successfully pass 7 exams and have done at least the hours of therapy and supervision as described below:

  • The 7 exams:

Foundation:
1: Foundation – answer 100 questions test with a minimum score of 70/100
Practitioner:

2: Own Life story
3: Psycho motor anatomy exam
4: Full Bodymap reading exam
5: Aquarium exam

At this level, you are Bodynamic Practitioner and get a proof of participation.

6: Self-therapy thesis – within ½ year after

7: Client thesis with video supervision* – within 2 years after

The specifics for the final thesis are given to you from your coordinator or your teacher.

Payment for 6 + 7 is not part of the tuition fee. The cost of 6 is 200 Euro and 7 is 300 Euro + the fee for Supervisor and examiner attending the oral exam – stipulated in the thesis paper.

A certified Bodynamic therapist also must have the acquired hours of both Therapy and Supervision described later.

At this level, you are a certified Bodynamic Therapist and get a diploma.

Hours of therapy and supervision: as described in the studies outline:

Inside the education are:

  • Total hours (45 min) of therapy during Foundation is 45 and during Practitioner is 109.
  • Total hours (45 min) of supervision during Foundation is 37 and during practitioner 121.

Outside the trainings the summary is minimum of hours needed,

Therapy hours:                                       80 x 45 min

Supervision hours:                                 80 x 45 min

 

Clarifications of Therapy and supervision hours:

Individual Therapy is carried out by an educational therapist and must be at least 80 sessions (each 45 minutes) – and they can be taken individually or in groups. At least 60 sessions must be taken as your own individual therapy (can be done in groups) and 20 sessions can be attendance in others having individual therapy in group.

These therapy sessions should be done with an educational therapist, assigned to your training from Bodynamic International.

In Bodynamic it is recommended to have 90 minutes’ therapy sessions that count as 2 sessions/ therapy hours. The same applies for supervision hours.

Supervision is carried out by an educational supervisor approved by the Bodynamic International. Ideally, the supervisor is not a teacher in training, but this requirement, we cannot always respond fully.

The student must receive a minimum of 80 sessions (1 session = 45 minutes).

Basic rule is that you must have 60 sessions of your own cases supervised. At least 20 of the sessions with the supervisor alone, at least 40 sessions in small groups (2-4 participants).

Therapy/ supervision previously received from another approach: If you already have therapy and/or supervision hours from another approach, then you need to ask your main teacher of your Practitioner training. If the teacher decides to count these hours, then maximum of 25% of the summary that is 20 therapy/supervision sessions from another approach could count in the summary.

Video Supervision: is part and prerequisite for your final assignment. It is 3 clock hours of supervision specifically about the client you will make your final thesis. You need to record 2 clock hours of sessions in video of you working with the specific client, give it to your supervisor and do 3 supervision hours about it. This is prerequisite for 7. Final assignment.

As the prerequisites for being member of local Body Psychotherapy union, Psychotherapy unions and EABP/ EAP are different and changes over time, so they will not be described here.

Educational Therapist

You can be appointed by International as Educational Therapist up to Practitioner level of a specific training if you are certified Bodynamic Therapist or in process of being certified and agree to our requirements such as:

  • In the sessions with your students you use Bodynamic only and not other method you know
  • For the students you get supervision with a Bodynamic supervisor.
  • Attending in any updates for practitioners that take place.
  • In case you haven’t finish your final thesis, you need to talk with your main teacher and commit to schedule of finishing it.
  • Being  EABP member (or your national association if exists)

To be educational therapist for Analyst level, you have to be Certified Bodynamic Therapist and Analyst – always be a level higher than the client/student.

Certified Bodynamic Analyst:

After becoming a certified Bodynamic Therapist you can continue developing in Bodynamic and become a Certified Bodynamic Analyst.

The Specialist Trainings (previously called Master Classes) you need to finish are:

1: Shock Trauma Process PTSD I, 3 x 5 days
Shock Trauma Training for Professionals II, 3 x 5 days

2: Full Bodymap – 2 x 5 + 1 x 2 days if small group (max 10) – 2 x 6 days + 1 x 3 days (over 10 – max 20)
Prerequisite: You can only attend if  you have passed all 6 exams from Practitioner training and being in ongoing Bodynamic therapy and supervision. Full testing and Bodymap reading exam.

3: Reorienting Birth for professionals – 4 days + 4 days follow up.
(Previously called Rebirthing for Professionals)

Bodynamic Supervisor – Bodynamic educational Supervisor

A Certified Bodynamic Therapist or in process of being certified can attend the training to become supervisor in Bodynamic. You also need to attend Bodynamic supervision as a supervisor.

To be educational supervisor for Practitioner level, you have to be Certified Bodynamic Therapist and taken the Bodynamic Supervision education.

To be educational supervisor for Analyst level, you have to be Certified Bodynamic Therapist and Analyst and taken the Bodynamic Supervision education – always be a level higher than the client/student.

Bodynamic are accredited member of EABP and the Danish Association of Psychotherapy.

There we have committed ourselves to follow certain standards for educational therapist, supervisors and teacher’s in Bodynamic and you have to be member of EABP or another psychotherapy association locally.

It is required to have ongoing therapy and supervision (60 hours of supervision a year) – this can both be with a supervisor and colleague supervision.

Attending conferences related to Body Psycho Therapy or Psychotherapy, updating yourself by reading articles, new books and researches and having your own business as therapist.

Assistant to Bodynamic trainings

A Certified Bodynamic Therapist or in process of being certified can apply and be considered as assistant to our trainings. Being assistant is prerequisite for teaching in any of our trainings. If you are accepted, you will be asked to sign a contract with Bodynamic International ApS with certain rules you have to follow.

Teacher at Foundation trainings:
A Certified Bodynamic Therapist (or in process of being certified) can apply and be considered as a co-teacher at Foundation trainings, after been assistant in a Bodynamic Foundation Training.

If you are accepted, you will be asked to sign a contract with Bodynamic International ApS with the rules that apply to the job.

  • Prerequisite master classes: 2: Working with Groups I, II, III (for students finished before nov 2018)

Teacher at Practitioner trainings:

A Certified Bodynamic Therapist (or in process of being certified) can apply and be considered as a co-teacher/teacher at Practitioner trainings, after been assistant in a Bodynamic Practitioner Training.

To be considered as a co-teacher to Practitioner training, you must be in process of being an analyst. If you are accepted, you will be asked to sign a contract with Bodynamic International ApS with the rules that apply to the job.

After getting enough experience as a co-teacher and got certification as Bodynamic Analyst you can be considered as a teacher of practitioner trainings.

Teacher at Shock Trauma trainings:

Shock Trauma has a personal part and professional part

To be consider as a co teacher of Shock Trauma trainings, you have to

  • be in a process of being a certified Bodynamic Therapist,
  • attended Shock Trauma process and professional training (PTSD I, II)
  • been an assistant at PTSD I, II, or been at the special teacher training in Shock Trauma
  • sign a contract with Bodynamic International ApS with the rules that apply to the job

To be consider as a teacher at Shock Trauma trainings

  • you have to be a certified Bodynamic Therapist
  • attended Shock Trauma process and professional training (PTSD I, II)
  • been an assistant at PTSD I, II, or been at the special teacher training in Shock Trauma
  • sign a contract with Bodynamic International ApS with the rules that apply to the job