Year 3 | Session 5: Case Studies, Demonstration Session Presentations. and Certification Sessions
For Students in the Mental Health and Allied Professional Tracks Only (Associate Students – By Invitation Only)
5 Days | 35 hours of Instruction
This class begins the culmination of the IBP three-year Professional Training Program. In an atmosphere for advanced learning, each student must show their competence with IBP concepts and skills by presenting a case study.
In presenting their case studies, students are expected to demonstrate an advanced understanding and mastery of IBP concepts and skills. Students in the Mental Health Professional track demonstrate their knowledge of IBP theory and practices through a case presentation describing treatment of a therapy client. The case study should include a concise presentation of Primary Scenario themes, the Basic Fault and its relationship to core self and somatic constancy experience, the presenting problem reframed in IBP energetic-arena terms, an outline of IBP therapeutic interventions applied in context, the transference relationship, as well as Agency and Character Style themes and their relationship to Primary Scenario and energetic body responses. Allied Professionals present examples of how they use IBP theory and practices with clients in their fields (e.g., how a divorce attorney might use this knowledge with his clients; a business coach might use IBP methods to understand and resolve workplace conflicts; a massage therapist in “reading” her client’s body; or an actor in creating the role of a character). Each student identifies strengths and aspects of the case study that are not fully understood or resolved. Students in the Associate track demonstrate learning by presenting assessments of their own personal growth and development through IBP. Focus of class is on helping students prepare for certification sessions and leading a psychotherapy demonstration session.
Demonstration Session Presentations:
The demonstration session provides students another opportunity to reveal their competence by applying IBP interventions and use of self in real time. Instructor feedback and the class experience serve as a primer and aid in helping students prepare for certification.
Each student conducts a complete 50-minute advanced IBP demonstration-of-learning session, providing the certifying teacher with evidence of competence as follows: (a) show an understanding of the IBP tracking and diagnostic system, (b) make evident skills of observation that form the nexus to appropriate intervention utilizing clients’ body energy, (c) effect the intervention in a professional, authentic, and present manner, (d) demonstrate ability to recognize core self and basic fault, (e) reveal an understanding and use of primary scenario and track its connection to the body and defences of agency and character style, (f) make evident the ability to work with holding patterns of the body, and (g) display ability to close the session. The certification demonstration is the basis for qualification as an IBP Certified Practitioner or Allied Professional.