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Trager International Practitioner Certification Curriculum

The Trager International Practitioner certification program consists of a combination of group training, fieldwork, and Tutorials. We have found that this combination allows the time needed for the development of the skills and experience of the individual required for certification. The program provides for Practitioner Certification at 226 supervised hours.

Prerequisites

Prerequisites for entering the certification program are:
  1. Receive at least two Trager sessions from a certified practitioner. An applicant may replace one session with:
    1. attendance at a Trager Introductory Workshop
    2. OR
    3. at least 6 hours of Mentastics class experience.
  2. Obtain the recommendation of the Practitioner or Workshop Leader to enter the certification program.
Level I Training

The Level I Training is 6 full days, or 48 hours.

In the Level I training, a student is shown how to do a full tablework session protocol of Trager Movement Education, as well as learn a variety of self-care Mentastics Movements that they can use and share with others. Discussion of ethics and other issues pertinent to this level are included. The format of the training is by demonstration and supervised practice with other students.

Post Level I Training Fieldwork

  1. Give a minimum of 30 practice sessions.
  2. Receive at least 10 sessions, 2 of which are from certified practitioners, the balance with other students or practitioners.
  3. Have at least 3 Tutorials. Two of these tutorials are for review, and one is for recommendation to the Level II Training.
NOTE: One Review Tutorial can be replaced with attending a Supervised Practice Day.
Level II Training

The Level II Training is 6 full days, or 48 hours.

In the Level II training, the Level l protocol is reviewed and refined. The student is shown a broader application of Trager Movement Education and Mentastics Movements, and learns more about sharing Mentastics Movements with others. Discussion of ethics and other issues pertinent to this level are included. The format of the training is by demonstration and supervised practice with other students.

Post Level II Training Fieldwork
  1. Give a minimum of 30 practice sessions.
  2. Receive at least 10 sessions, 2 of which are from certified practitioners, the balance with other students or practitioners.
  3. Have at least 3 Tutorials. Two of these tutorials are for review, and one is for recommendation to the Level III Training.
NOTE: One Review Tutorial can be replaced with attending a Supervised Practice Day.
Level III Training

The Level III Training is 5 full days, or 40 hours.

In the Level III training, the Level l and Level II protocols are reviewed and refined, and additional, broader application of Trager Movement Education and Mentastics Movement is added. In addition, other subjects are discussed, including professional ethics, private practice issues, promotion, etc. to be prepared as a Professional Practitioner. The format of the training is by demonstration and supervised practice with other students.

Post Level III Training Fieldwork

  1. Give a minimum of 30 practice sessions.
  2. Receive at least 10 sessions, 2 of which are from certified practitioners, the balance with other students or practitioners.
  3. Have at least 3 Tutorials. One of these tutorials is for review, and the other two are for recommendation for Practitioner Certification.
24 hour Core Curriculum Mentastics Requirement
After Level I and before Practitioner Certification, a minimum of 24 hours of Mentastics experience is required. These hours can be accumulated in Mentastics Classes and/or Tutorials.
Anatomy and Physiology Requirement 
After Level I and before Practitioner Certification, the student must complete 6 days or 48 hours of Trager Anatomy. This requirement can be waived if (a) a paramedical license is held, such as a Nurse, Physical Therapist, Chiropractor, MD. etc. or (b) the student has graduated from an approved 500 hour massage program.
Practitioner Certification
After satisfactory completion of all the above requirements, and being a member in good standing of a National Association, the student, upon payment of Practitioner membership fee, will be issued a Certificate as a Practitioner of The Trager Approach.
The above trainings and fieldwork account for a minimum of 409 hours, of which a minimum of 226 hours are supervised.
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