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Application Forms
view     SE Professional Training Application
Application form for those applying for the 3 Year Professional Training Program.
Completing this application will take about 20 minutes. Please note that you will be required to upload your resume during this application process.
Also please note that in addition to this application and your resume, you are also required to sign the Student Informed Consent & Release Agreement. You will be given a link to the agreement when you submit this application, or see the link below.
Once we have received your complete application materials, you will be notified by email of your application status within 5-8 business days. At that time, we will give you instructions on how to register and pay for your Beginning I training module.
view     Student Consent & Release Agreement
All new and former students must sign our new student consent & release agreement prior to participating in upcoming SE trainings or events.
close | download    Scholarship Application  


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Please view or download the Scholarship Application for information about scholarship criteria and deadlines, and instructions on how to apply for a scholarship.
Registration and Payment Forms
close | download    Payment Plan/Promissory Note Form (with guidelines)  


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view | download    Payment Plan/Promissory Note Form (with guidelines)
Form to set up a payment plan and register for Beginning I through Advanced II modules or Master Classes. Please print, complete, sign and follow the instructions on the form to return.
close | download    Payment Plan/Promissory Note Form for Short Programs Sponsored by SE Trauma Institute (with guidelines)  


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view | download    Payment Plan/Promissory Note Form for Short Programs Sponsored by SE Trauma Institute (with guidelines)
Form to set up a payment plan and register for SE Trauma Institute sponsored Short Programs. Please print, complete, sign and follow the instructions on the form to return.
close | download    Registration and Tuition Payment Form  


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Use this form to register for a training and submit payment by check, money order, or to use multiple payment methods. You may also use this form if you are on a scholarship.
If you are paying your tuition in full with a credit card, please register and pay online. Our online system is fast, easy and available 24 hours a day. Go to the Training and Event Schedule, find your training, and click on the “Register Now” button. Our online registration system meets the highest standards of credit card payment security.
Session Logs
close | download    Student Session Log (Blank)  


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Once you have completed all training hours and session requirements, please submit *completed* session logs to Sony Cole by scanning & emailing them or faxing them to (303) 652-4039.
Reference Articles
view     Somatic Experiencing® Research Coalition
The Somatic Experiencing Research Coalition (SERC) is an international group of volunteers providing research and publishing support on Somatic Experiencing. It is dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of Somatic Experiencing and grounding that understanding in both phenomenological inquiry and evidence based research. They encourage new qualitative and quantitative research on Somatic Experiencing by offering peer review and guidance throughout the publication process and maintaining a library of published studies on Somatic Experiencing and related therapies. They also offer information regarding financial support. Click the "view" link to access the SERC website and research library on Mendeley.
view     "Somatic Experiencing: Using Interoception and Proprioception as Core Elements of Trauma Therapy"
Peter Payne, Peter A. Levine, and Mardi Crane-Godreau; Frontiers in Psychology, February 4, 2015. (A corrigendum to this article was published March 26, 2015 citing additional SE studies that can be found here.)
close | download    "SE™ Beginning Level Training Effect on Professional and Personal Life of Students"  


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Cornélia Pongrácz Rossi, PhD, SEP; doctoral thesis; July, 2014
close | download    "Engaging Touch & Movement in Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Resolution Approach"  


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view | download    "Engaging Touch & Movement in Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Resolution Approach"
Sônia Maria Gomes Silva, PhD, SEP; doctoral thesis; 2014
close | download    "Somatic Experiencing Treatment with Social Service Workers Following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita"  


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view | download    "Somatic Experiencing Treatment with Social Service Workers Following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita"
M. Laurie Leitch, Jan Vanslyke, and Marisa Allen; NASW Journal, 2009.
view     "Heart Rate in Trauma: Patterns Found in Somatic Experiencing and Trauma Resolution"
Bob Whitehouse and Diane Poole Heller; Biofeedback, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp. 24-29, 2008.
close | download    "Somatic Therapy Treatment Effects with Tsunami Survivors"  


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view | download    "Somatic Therapy Treatment Effects with Tsunami Survivors"
Catherine Parker, Ronald M. Doctor, and Raja Selvam; Traumatology, 2008.
close | download    "Somatic Experiencing Treatment With Tsunami Survivors in Thailand: Broadening the Scope of Early Intervention"  


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view | download    "Somatic Experiencing Treatment With Tsunami Survivors in Thailand: Broadening the Scope of Early Intervention"
M. Laurie Leitch; Traumatology, 2007.
close | download    Accumulated Stress, Reserve Capacity and Disease, University Microfilm 77-15760, Ann Arbor, Michigan.  


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view | download    Accumulated Stress, Reserve Capacity and Disease, University Microfilm 77-15760, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Peter A. Levine; doctoral thesis, 1976.
SE Demo DVDs Available for Rent
We offer a selection of DVDs for rent that show Peter A. Levine and other SE faculty members working with clients. These DVDs are available only to students or graduates of the SE Professional Training. Click the links below for more information or to place a rental order. DVDs will be shipped within 10 business days of the order date.
Demo DVDs
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close | download    Demo DVD Summaries  


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Assistant & Provider Resources
The following are resources for assistants and providers or those applying as assistants and providers.
Provider Application Materials
close | download    Faculty Recommendation Form: Individual Case Consultations  


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view | download    Faculty Recommendation Form: Individual Case Consultations
Two of these completed forms must be submitted with individual case consultation provider applications.
close | download    Faculty Recommendation Form: Small Group Case Consultations  


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view | download    Faculty Recommendation Form: Small Group Case Consultations
Two of these completed forms must be submitted with small group case consultation provider applications.
Consent & Release Agreements
view     Assistant Informed Consent & Release Agreement
All assistants must sign this agreement prior to assisting at future SE trainings or events.
view     Provider Informed Consent & Release Agreement
All approved providers must sign this agreement to continue offering credited sessions or consultations.
Beginning 1 by DVD Review Session Forms
close | download    Beginning 1 by DVD Review Session Form and Invoice  


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view | download    Beginning 1 by DVD Review Session Form and Invoice
Approved Beginning I by DVD review session providers must fill out and submit this document along with a W-9 form to receive payment for review sessions (US only)
view     W-9 Form
If you have not submitted a W-9 form yet for providing DVD review sessions, please visit the IRS page to download and fill out the form.
Standard of Care & Somatic Experiencing
The following resources are designed for psychotherapists and others in the mental health profession, but they may be adapted for other professions as needed. With the help of Dr. Ofer Zur, PhD, the SE Trauma Institute has prepared some guidelines and resources for SE practitioners, to assist them in staying within the standard of care as they incorporate SE into their practices.
Article on Standard of Care
view     Standard of Care in Psychotherapy and Counseling (free article)
The following four elements are needed to support appropriate standard of care:
close | download    SE Informed Consent Form (free form)  


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view | download    SE Informed Consent Form (free form)
This form may be used as a template to inform your clients and receive consent for the use of SE techniques in your practice.
view     Standard Informed Consent Form
If you do not already have a consent form for your practice, a Standard Informed Consent and other form templates are available for purchase from the Zur Institute.
view     Treatment Planning Manual
Treatment planning (TP) is one of the most important components of therapy. It is an essential part of record keeping, is the proof of quality care, and a safeguard against law suits. (Available for purchase from the Zur Institute.)
view     Client record keeping guidelines (free article)
View information and guidelines on client note and record keeping that supports the treatment plan, including notes regarding the use of touch if used (its purpose in support of the treatment plan).
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