The Program Description

The Integrative Body Psychotherapy Training Program offers the same core curriculum with four tracks of study depending upon your specialization and/or interest. They are as follows:

  • Track 1 – IBP Mental Health Practitioner

  • Track 2 – IBP Allied Professional

  • Track 3 – IBP Teacher

  • Track 4 – IBP Associate

Track 1 | IBP Mental Health Practitioner: This training is for licensed or license-eligible mental health professionals. It is a three-year track, with each year consisting of seven 18-hour weekends. The third year of this track focuses on application of skills and concepts taught in the first two years of the program. The integration of these concepts and skills is critical to the practice of IBP therapy. Certification is awarded for those who complete all hours of training, who fulfill the requirement of 100 hours of individual training therapy, who successfully demonstrate learning, and who are licensed in a mental health field.


Track 2 | IBP Allied Professional: This training is for individuals interested in continuing professional development. It is a two-year track that leads to certification. Track 2 offers the skills and integrity of IBP to professionals who want to attain more personal insight and awareness, greater presence and clarity of mind; and, in addition, increase their skills for working effectively with others, primarily in a professional capacity. To be eligible for acceptance in this track, students must have a master’s degree or higher or be licensed in their chosen profession. Certification is awarded to those who complete class trainings, fulfill the requirement of 50 hours of individual training therapy, and successfully demonstrate learning.


Track 3 | IBP Teacher: A three-year track in which students learn how to teach the concepts and practices of IBP and deepen their skills. A prerequisite for this track is certification in Track 1 or Track 2 described above. Students in this track are called Teaching Assistants (TAs) and become part of the teaching staff and act as advisors. Certification is provided for those who complete training hours, demonstrate learning and who are licensed professionals.


Track 4 | IBP Associate: Training is a two-year track offered to those who wish to learn and apply IBP concepts and practices primarily for their own personal growth and development. They are seeking more aliveness, enhanced wellbeing, and skills that will help them to be more effective as parents, in their personal relationships, and in their careers. This track does not require an advanced degree, professional license or certification and requires a less rigorous demonstration of learning. Prerequisite is a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Benefits for Mental Health Practitioners

"We ask our therapists to be what they teach, to use IBP practice to remain present, authentic, connected and clear. You can’t take anybody where you haven’t been yourself. The IBP training program provides students with a safe place to risk vulnerability and authenticity, to meet their ghosts, to be authentic, to take responsibility for their own inner world (i.e., their fears, angers and betrayals, hopes and dreams). We provide understanding and tools so that you can resolve past issues and become fully alive, present, clear and embodied.” Beverly Kitaen Morse PhD, MFT
Beverly Kitaen Morse PhD, MFT