PBSP Qualifications: Categories and Descriptions

PBSP Qualifications: Categories and Descriptions

When searching for Pesso Boyden therapy or supervision, please note that these categories represent the recognised levels of training and qualification.

  • Completed Basic Introduction to PBSP: has completed an approved PBSP training for 1 year
  • PBSP Trainee / Student: currently a student in the second or third year of an approved PBSP 3 year training
  • PBSP Lay Practitioner*: those who work with people, are not qualified therapists and who have completed an approved PBSP 3 year training (e.g. teacher or social worker)
  • PBSP Coach*: those who have a recognised coaching qualification and who have completed an approved PBSP 3 year training
  • PBSP Psychotherapist (Pre-Accreditation): has a psychotherapeutic qualification (BACP or UKCP or equivalent) and has completed an approved PBSP 3 year training but not yet gone on to become accredited
  • PBSP Accredited Psychotherapist: has a psychotherapeutic qualification (BACP or UKCP or equivalent) and has completed an approved PBSP 3 year training, and has successfully completed the PBSP Accreditation process (this equates to the USA and European PBSP Certified  Therapist)
  • PBSP Supervisor in Training: a PBSP Accredited psychotherapist, in training as a supervisor of PBSP therapists and students
  • PBSP Supervisor (Pre-Accreditation): a PBSP trained supervisor who has not yet completed the Supervisor’s Accreditation process
  • PBSP Accredited Supervisor: has completed the PBSP official supervisors training and evaluation
  • PBSP Accredited Trainer: has completed all the above steps, and additionally completed an evaluation process to be recognised as an approved PBSP Trainer

* You must be a qualified psychotherapist (UKCP BACP or equivalent)  in order to go through the certification process, following completion of the three year PBSP official training.

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