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.