Katherine Allen is a Certified Brainspotting Consultant and a Certified Trainer. This means that she is available to those new to Brainspotting for their Supervision hours towards Certification or for case consult, plus she is scheduling and running the 3-day Phase 1 and Phase 2 Trainings in Northern New England.
NEW: Instructions on how to do BSP via Telehealth:
There are 5 levels of Brainspotting practice:
Brainspotting Practitioner – you have completed an in-person 3-day Phase 1 training.
Certified Brainspotting Practitioner – you have completed both Phase 1 and Phase 2 trainings in-person, have tracked 50 sessions, have met for 1:1 supervision with a Certified Consultant/Trainer and have fulfilled all of the steps.
The in-person mandate has been lifted during COVID and possibly for all time. The old video/DVDs were not acceptable towards Certification because they lacked the practicum experience. But luckily we have learned how to do high quality practicums online!
Certified Brainspotting Consultant – you have worked for several years as an avid Brainspotting practitioner, have contributed to the culture and community of Brainspotting, have attended several advanced trainings, have assisted in Phase 1 and Phase 2 trainings, and have completed the new Consultant Training course.
Certified Brainspotting Trainer – you have done all of the above for many more years, have inserted yourself into the Brainspotting community in a regular and dedicated manner, have identified an undermet region where trainings and community are needed, have attended the Brainspotting Trainer training run exclusively by David and have successfully shadowed Senior Trainers in co-hosting trainings.
And finally, there are Senior Certified Brainspotting Trainers, which is self-explanatory.
Certified Brainspotting Practitioner
To become a Certified Brainspotting Practitioner, you must complete both an in-person 3-day Phase 1 and Phase 2 training. After Phase 1, start recording your sessions and document 50 sessions of practice. During this time, we will need to meet for 6 hours of case consult and technique supervision, and 2 of those hours must be post-Phase 2 training.
There are forms to track both your sessions and our supervision time (see below). To complete Certification, there is also fee of $150 paid to David Grand. The new Brainspotter may choose to attend a 5-Day Intensive with David Grand himself in lieu of several individual supervision hours.
Ongoing Certification requires 100 sessions documented every 2 years and a fee of $100, so keep documenting your sessions.
Go Further with Brainspotting
To become a Certified Consultant, you must have completed Phases 1, 2 and 3, plus the 5-Day Intensive, be actively accumulating experience and depth in your Brainspotting practice, and continue with case consult and supervision sessions with your Supervisor. It is best to have also completed the 3-day Master Class or Phase 4, both exclusively led by David himself. And finally to have applied for, been accepted to and successfully completed the Consultant-in-Training course.
Rates for Supervision:
1-Hour Individual – $100 (towards Certification)
2-Hour Group – $50 per person (for skill, support and community building)
Forms for Supervision:
Brainspotting Application (revised June 2018)
Brainspotting Certification Renewal Application
Session Tracking Form
Brainspotting Consultant’s Report Recertification
Consultant Expert Review Form
Here’s a great video of David Grand explaining Limbic Countertransference, something we all experience: