The path from apprentice to Master in Bodynamic System:
This is a guide for our students to clarify the prerequisites needed in order to attain certified Bodynamic titles and become teachers.
Prerequisites for being a Certified Bodynamic Therapist
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:
1: Foundation – answer 100 questions test with a minimum score of 70/100
2: Own Life story
3: Psycho motor anatomy exam
4: Full Bodymap reading exam
5: Fishbowl exam
At this level, you are Bodynamic Practitioner and get a proof of participation.
6: Self-therapy thesis – within ½ year
7: Client thesis with video supervision – within 2 years. (The specifics for the final thesis are given to you from your coordinator or your teacher.)
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 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).
At least 20 of the sessions with the supervisor alone, and at least 40 sessions in small groups (2-4 participants).
40 of the sessions has to be on own cases – the 20 sessions with supervisor alone and 20 sessions in the group. The rest of the 80 sessions (20 sessions) can be alone with supervisor or in small group with educational supervisor with own cases or others cases.
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 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, they will not be described here.
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.
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:
Due to recent changes in the Practitioner training program there exist two different set of requirements to becoming a Bodynamic Analyst depending on when training was started.