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ASSISTANT AND PROVIDER PROGRAM

About the Program

Assistants provide active learning support at the training to participants and provide logistic support to the Coordinator and Faculty. As they gain experience, assistants can also become approved SE™ Credit Provider to provide personal sessions and case consults for which students receive credit towards their program requirements. Please see the Assistant & Provider Guidelines and Applications section for more detail.

Personal Session Providers provide direct personal experience of the SE method in Personal Sessions, enhancing SE class participants’ learning of SE, and providing an example of how SE can be incorporated into various practice modalities. Case Consultation Providers help SE students deepen their understanding of SE principles and methods in relation to their own practice modality, help them integrate SE effectively into their particular practice settings, and provide support for developing participants’ individualized practice of SE with their clients.

The assisting experience may vary between training cohorts and instructing Faculty. Assistants are encouraged to reach out to Faculty for more information on the expected assisting experience for specific modules and cohorts. The experience of providing Personal Sessions and Case Consultations will also vary for each SE Credit Provider based on their individual practice or modality, scope of practice, and integration of SE.

Please note that Assistants hold volunteer positions, except for Lead Assistants. While SE Personal Session and Case Consult Providers receive payment from participants, the compensation or benefit received for Assisting is largely from the additional experience with SE materials, understanding and experiencing various nervous systems, and exposure to potential clients at the trainings. Being a Personal Session or Case Consultation Provider should not be considered a career path.

We cannot guarantee that Assistants will progress through the various Personal Session or Case Consult Provider levels or maintain approval to provide credited sessions/consultations after receiving initial approval. Please feel free to reach out to assisting@traumahealing.org with any questions or for additional support with your assisting trajectory.

Assisting or Providing Outside of the USA?

Assistant Guidelines and Application

Personal Session Provider Guidelines and Application

Individual Case Consult Provider Guidelines and Application

Small Group Case Consult Provider Guidelines and Application

Beginning 1 Video Review Provider Guidelines and Application

Assisting or Providing Outside of the USA?

Interested in assisting or providing in North America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, or Oceania?

    • Please use the SE™ International application forms on this website for approval to assist or provide in any of these territories.

Interested in assisting or providing in Europe?

    • If assisting or providing in EASE (European Association for Somatic Experiencing®) member countries, you must meet the EASE Standards requirements which may differ from SE International requirements.
    • If you plan to assist or provide exclusively in Europe, please do not fill out the SE™ International application forms. Instead, visit the EASE website for application details.
    • If you are approved by the SE International to assist or provide, you will need to additionally apply with EASE to gain approval to assist or provide in Europe. Please fill out the SE International application forms to continue assisting or providing in the USA or outside of Europe and visit the EASE website for European application details.

Already approved for assisting or providing in Europe and would like to assist or provide outside of Europe?

    • If you are already approved in Europe, SE International will honor your approval for assisting and providing in SE International territories (North America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Australia). Please have your local organizer send confirmation of your current assisting/provider status to assisting@traumahealing.org and we will update our records.

 Interested in assisting or providing in South America?

 

Assistant Guidelines

BEGINNING

  • Received SEP Approval
  • Submit Application including:
      • CV/résumé
      • Faculty Recommendation Letter 

 

 

intermediate

  • Assistants must have assisted at all modules of the Beginning Level of the SE™ Professional Training
  • Submit Application including:
      • CV/résumé
      • Faculty Recommendation Letter

ADVANCED

  • Assistants must have assisted at all modules of the Beginning and Intermediate Levels of the SE™ Professional Training.
  • Submit Application including:
      • CV/résumé
      • Faculty Recommendation Letter

Personal Session Provider Guidelines

BEGINNING

  • Providers must have assisted at all modules of the Beginning Level of the SE™ Professional Training
  • Providers must have an active SE™ practice and have provided at least 150 SE™ sessions to clients
  • Submit Application including:
    • CV/résumé
    • Faculty Recommendation Letter 

 

 

intermediate

  • Providers must have assisted at all modules of the Beginning and Intermediate Levels of the SE™ Professional Training.
  • Providers must be approved Beginning Level Personal Session Providers and have provided a minimum of 20 credited Personal Sessions to Beginning Level SE™ students.
  • Submit Application including:
    • CV/résumé
    • Faculty Recommendation Letter

 

 

ADVANCED

  • Providers must have assisted at all modules of the Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Levels of the SE™ Professional Training.
  • Providers must be approved Intermediate Level Personal Session Providers and have provided a minimum of 20 credited Personal Sessions to Intermediate Level SE™ students.
  • Submit Application including: 
    • CV/résumé.
    • Faculty Recommendation Letter

Individual Case Consult Provider Guidelines

BEGINNING

  • Providers must have had a professional practice in a related field (e.g. psychotherapy, bodywork) that they have been integrating with SE™ for at least 5 years.
  • Providers must have fulfilled all the requirements and be approved for providing Personal Sessions at the Advanced Level.
  • Providers must have given at least 300 SE™ sessions to clients.
  • Providers must have assisted two full cycles of the Beginning year, one full cycle of the Intermediate year, and one full cycle of the Advanced year.
  • Submit Application including:
    • CV/résumé
    • 2 Faculty Individual Case Consultation Recommendation Forms

 

intermediate

  • Providers must have fulfilled all the requirements and be approved for providing Individual Case Consultations at the Beginning Level.
  • Providers must have assisted two full cycles of the Beginning year, two full cycles of the Intermediate year, and one full cycle of the Advanced year.
  • Providers must be approved Beginning Level Individual Consultation Providers and have provided a minimum of 20 credited Individual Consultations to Beginning Level students.
  • Submit Application including:
    • CV/résumé
    • 2 Faculty Individual Case Consultation Recommendation Forms

 

 

ADVANCED

  • Providers must have fulfilled all the requirements and be approved for providing Individual Case Consultations at the Beginning and Intermediate Levels.
  • Providers must have assisted two full cycles of the Beginning year, two full cycles of the Intermediate year, and two full cycles of the Advanced year.
  • Providers must be approved Intermediate Level Individual Consultation Providers and have provided a minimum of 20 credited Individual Consultations to Intermediate Level students.
  • Submit Application including:
    • CV/résumé
    • 2 Faculty Individual Case Consultation Recommendation Forms

Small Group Case Consult Provider Guidelines

BEGINNING

  • Providers must have had a minimum of 7 years’ experience in an active SE™ practice. (This may include the time you spent in the SE™ Professional Training).
  • Providers must have had a professional practice in a related field (e.g. psychotherapy, bodywork) that they have been integrating with SE™ for at least 5 years.
  • Providers must have assisted two full cycles of the Beginning year, one full cycles of the Intermediate year, and one full cycles of the Advanced year.
  • Providers must meet at least ONE of these four criteria:
    • approved to provide Advanced Level Individual Consultations and have given a minimum of 20 Individual Consultations to Advanced Level students, OR
    • have supervisory status within your state licensure system (proof required), OR
    • have completed counselor supervision training (proof required), OR
    • be formally trained as a supervisor and have actively supervised professionals in their field
  • Submit Application including:
    • CV/résumé
    • 2 Faculty Small Group Case Consultation Recommendation Forms
  • Please note that, should you meet one of the above requirements indicated with the > bullet, your approval as a Small Group Case Consultation Provider will also grant you approval for the same level as an Individual Consultation Provider. For example, your approval as a Beginning Level Small Group Case Consultation Provider will also grant you automatic approval as a Beginning Level Individual Case Consultation Provider, etc.

INTERMEDIATE

  • Providers must have fulfilled all the requirements and be approved for providing Group Case Consultations and Individual Consultations at the Beginning level.
  • Providers must be approved Intermediate Level Group Case Consultation Providers and have given a minimum of 5 credited Group Case Consultations to Beginning Level students.
  • Providers must have assisted two full cycles of the Beginning year, two full cycles of the Intermediate year, and one full cycles of the Advanced year.
  • Submit Application including:
    • CV/résumé
    • 2 Faculty Small Group Case Consultation Recommendation Forms

 

 

ADVANCED

  • Providers must have fulfilled all the requirements and be approved for providing Group Case Consultations and Individual Consultations at the Beginning and Intermediate levels.
  • Providers must be approved Intermediate Level Group Case Consultation Providers and have given a minimum of 5 credited Group Case Consultations to Intermediate Level students.
  • Providers must have assisted two full cycles of the Beginning year, two full cycles of the Intermediate year, and two full cycles of the Advanced year.
  • Submit Application including:
    • CV/résumé
    • 2 Faculty Small Group Case Consultation Recommendation Forms

Beginning I Video Review Provider Guidelines

 

  • Providers must have had a professional practice in a related field (e.g. psychotherapy, bodywork) that they have been integrating with SE™ for at least 5 years.
  • Providers must have fulfilled all the requirements and be approved for providing Individual Case Consultations at the Intermediate Level.
  • Providers must have given at least 300 SE™ sessions to clients.
  • Providers must have assisted two full cycles of the Beginning year, one full cycle of the Intermediate year, and one full cycle of the Advanced year.
  • Submit Application including:
    • CV/résumé
    • 1 Faculty Recommendation Letter

ASSISTANT AND PROVIDER PROGRAM FAQ

How do I get chosen as an Assistant?

Faculty members select their own assistants for each of their trainings out of the pool of approved assistants. You will first need to apply and be approved as an assistant. Once approved, you will contact the faculty member you wish to assist with to express your interest.

How many people can I have in a group if I am approved as a Group Consult Provider?

If you are approved as a small group case consult provider, you may have a maximum of 8 participants in your consultation. SE faculty members may consult to larger groups.

Do I need a letter of recommendation from a faculty member for each level of Assisting/Session providing I apply for?

Yes. A unique letter of recommendation from a faculty member must be submitted with the assisting/session providing application that specifically recommends you to assist/provide at the level for which you are applying. For case consulting applications, 2 recommendation forms (not letters) must be submitted with each level of individual or small group consulting application.

What if I don't know a faculty member well enough to fill out a consultant recommendation form?

If a faculty member has not worked with you or consulted you enough for them to recommend you as a case consultant, you may need to pay the faculty member for private case consultation(s) inside of which the faculty member will be able to discuss your skills with you to better provide a recommendation.

Once I am approved as an Assistant for all levels, what do I need to do if I want to assist for a new training?

As an approved assistant for all levels, you do not need to “reapply” as an assistant. If you want to assist at an upcoming training track, you will need to:

  1. Contact the faculty member to express your interest & arrange to join their team.
  2. Sign the applicable informed consent and release agreements if you have not already done so:
    Assistant Informed Consent and Release Agreement
    Provider Informed Consent and Release Agreement