THE TRAINING COURSE:
WHAT IS THE FOCUS OF THE TRAINING?


The Radix Training Programme is designed to give its trainees a very comprehensive education in the theory and practice of Radix body psychotherapy, the relationship of Radix to other somatic therapies and its place in clinical practice.

It requires trainees to develop their skills through three foci:
• The trainee's own ongoing experiential work, which begins prior to or at beginning of the formal programme and continues at least to the conclusion of training. The heart of Radix training is the emphasis on the personal experiential work of the trainee. It is important to the process of a client that the therapist has explored the depths of their own experience, and is able to surrender to, and to be supportive of, their own deepest primary processes. This provides a solid grounding for the encouragement and support of these developments in their clients and creates a firm base of self knowledge to underpin one’s work as a psychotherapist.

• The study and application of theoretical and conceptual concepts underlying Radix body psychotherapy. These concepts are experienced, discussed and integrated into a clinical understanding. Teaching methods include mp3’s and written reading materials, short seminars, experiential and training workshops, research and written assignments, group presentations, practical and written exams and supervision.

• Supervised clinical practice. During the first year of training, each trainee must establish a small practice group with whom they work individually and in group and workshop settings. This enables the specific concepts, applications and interventions taught to be practised and supervised in depth.

• This is a equivalent of a postgraduate level course. Participating in the course and successfully completing it requires a strong commitment to your personal and professional growth and development.

The duration of the Radix training program is equivalent to three academic years but it is taught in two structured “years”, the first is 14 months in duration and the second 12 months. There is usually a two month break between years to enable trainees to fully complete requirements of one year before beginning the next. Due to the intensive nature of the training, it is possible to negotiate breaks or extensions at select times if necessary. Most trainees take three full years to meet all the requirements satisfactorily.










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