Welcome to the United States Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor Association
Who We Are
PBSP America Connect is the official website of the United States Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor (USPBSP), a non-profit membership organization of Psychomotor teachers, practitioners and learners who have benefited from the work of Albert Pesso and Diane Boyden-Pesso, who developed PBSP after spending years observing how human emotions were expressed in body action and in speech. They wanted to understand not only how emotional feelings become outward behaviors, but also to learn how to manage and control the impact that emotional expression had on others. That is, those involved in the interaction. From those beginnings, a large body of techniques, theories of human interaction and a process of emotional re-education evolved. PBSP is now a unified theory that has at its foundation a vision of what it means to be human – biologically, psychologically, sociologically, philosophically, and spiritually.
Since 1973, thousands of therapists around the world have received training in PBSP. Currently, there are 17 PBSP certification training programs taking place in 10 countries. In Holland, one of the first European countries to recognize the value of PBSP, there are 80 PBSP client groups and the number of clients in treatment with PBSP now exceeds that of clients in psychoanalytic treatment.
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Membership In USPBSPA
We, US PBSP trainers and supervisors have taken on the mission Al Pesso gave us to further and maintain the growth of PBSP in the United States. To this end we have formed a non-profit corporation called the United States Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor Association (USPBSPA). We invite you to become members of this association. The dues will help to give the new organization money to cover operating expenses. Right now these operating expenses are minimal and are mainly, 1) the expenses of an official website, 2) to conduct a yearly conference (at which the business of the organization can be conducted). The dues renewal is at your year anniversary of joining. Notice of a renewal will only occur when you enter the website as a pop-up reminder one year after your initial date. Members at all levels will be eligible to be listed in the organization’s “Membership Directory.” The directory will be an important referral source for people seeking PBSP therapy, and for members to be able to network with each other.