There are Two Phases in the basic/intermediate Brainspotting training schedule, and several more advanced training opportunities
More Advanced training:
Phase 3 & 4 (Advanced: 3 days each) taught by Dr David Grand
Master Class This 3 day Master Class provides the opportunity for expanded groups to study the most advanced, creative clinical applications of Brainspotting. Brainspotting Phase 1 and 2 are required for attendance in Australia.
Intensive training – limited to a max of 10-12 participants and one trainer. Intensive use and training of BSP skills.
BSP & Addictions – developed by Dr Roby Abeles
BSP for Children – “Talking to the Stars” developed by Salene Souza
BSP for Trans-Generational Trauma – developed by Dr Ruby Gibson
BSP for Dissociation and Ego States – developed by Dr Andre Monteiro
Levels of training
BSP Certified Practitioners have completed an in-person Phases 1 & 2 training, and have documented a minimum of 50 client hours using BSP. They have had a minimum of 6 Consultation sessions with an approved BSP Consultant/or BSP Trainer, the last session of which included a review of all concepts and set-ups taught in Phase One and Two.
Re-certification is required every 2 years + 100 additional documented hours with clients, PLUS one hour of supervision with a BTI Trainer or Consultant
BSP Consultant – Has taken all of the above training several times and been instrumental in building the profile of BSP in their area, they have attended many Phase One, and Two training events as a Facilitator during practice sessions. Able to provide BSP Consultation/Supervision groups and individual consultation for those wanting to become Certified.
BSP Trainer – All International Trainers are personally chosen and trained by Dr David Grand himself. These therapists are the most highly trained in the use of BSP. They are able to provide BSP Consultation/Supervision groups and individual consultation for those wanting to become Certified BSP Practitioners. Many trainers have been using BSP for over 15 years – since Dr Grand first started training other therapists in this work.
Dr Roby Abeles was personally trained in BSP by Dr Grand in 2004, and Salene Souza was personally trained by Dr Grand in 2009. Both have been International BSP trainers since 2013.
All training provided by or organised by Brainspotting Australia Pacific, is approved by David Grand and the Brainspotting Training Institute (BTI) in New York, NY, USA. All training is taught in alignment with the way BSP Phase One and Two training are taught world-wide.
Some practitioners listed here may have completed many training events, but have little time practicing as a clinician. It is also advisable to ask a practitioner how often they receive professional supervision, and how much personal therapy they have done. Resolving one’s own issues is a primary responsibility of every practitioner. Checking to make sure the therapist you do your work with, has done their own significant self-growth work is a great way to start.
It is important for you to also ask about their time practicing with the issue you want help with especially if that issue is trauma-based. It takes years of practice, supervision and training to be a competent, safe, efficient, and effective trauma therapist.
The Registrant's professional credentials and contact information are recorded here to assist you in making your selection for a provider in your area.
Brainspotting attracts experienced professionals as well as beginning students from a wide variety of healing and helping professions.
Many therapists who are competent in their respective professions, integrate Brainspotting into their work, as do students who are not yet experts in their fields of knowledge or practice.
We advise you to ask your therapy provider about their credentials, additional training, and number of years in practice as well as any other questions you would like to know to ascertain their professional knowledge and capabilities.
Brainspotting Australia Pacific cannot make assurances that the qualifications or services of any individual would be suitable for the needs of a particular individual, nor that those qualifications are genuine.
Brainspotting Australia Pacific does not endorse any therapist listed on this Registry, it is up to the consumer of their services to check their credentials and professional capabilities and training through their published membership organisation.
Brainspotting Australia Pacific is not liable for any malpractice or neglect or other harm that using the services of those on this Register provides to any consumer finding them through this page or website.