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    • 1 Dec 2023
    • 9:00 AM
    • 3 Dec 2023
    • 5:00 PM
    • 1520 Jackson St, Denver CO 80206

    Like all USPBSPA training the goal will be to train practitioners how to lead PBSP structures; one of the most powerful methods of psychotherapeutic approaches to trauma, and psychotherapy in general, in the world.  There will be a mixture of learning the theories of the method and experiential learning, with an emphasis on the experiential learning.  All levels of experience are welcome, beginner to advanced.  PBSP Trainer, Jim Amundsen, PhD will be the trainer for this session.  Group size will limited to 12.  Scholarships toward the Tuition fee are available (contact for information).

    The local contact person is: Katie Wind.  Phone: (303)941-4597, email:

    • 9 Feb 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • 11 Feb 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • San Diego, CA

    Note: Start date as been changed to Feb. 9-11, 2024


    This is a 3 year program: Register only if you can commit for one year

    The USPBSPA is pleased to announce the launch of a new 3-year training program in San Diego, CA for psychotherapists, social workers, and mental health practitioners!  The training will consist of 3 events per year. Each event will be 3 days in length. At the end of one year, each participant will have completed 9 full days of training. Each training will be led by certified PBSP Trainers. The complete training program will provide trainees with 27 days of experience, which is the minimum requirement on the road to becoming a certified PBSP therapist.

    Thanks to a very generous contribution, the USPBSPA is now able to offer scholarship funds for those wishing to train in PBSP. You may be eligible to receive a scholarship for up to 50% of your tuition costs. Click here to read about and apply for the USPBSPA Scholarship Program.

    Year 1

    Year 2 (tentative)

    Year 3 (tentative)

    February 9-11, 2024

    Feb 7-9, 2025

    Feb 6-8, 2026

    May 3-4, 2024

    May 2-4, 2025

    May 1-3, 2026

    Oct. 25-27, 2024

    Oct 24-26, 2025


    Cost:  $650 per 3-day event

    Cost:  $650 per 3-day event

    Cost:  $650 per 3-day event

    Total Year 1 = $1,950

    Total Year 2 = $1,950

    Total Year 3 = $1,950

    Contact Maya Heffernan at  for more information.

    • 6 Apr 2024
    • 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • 7 Apr 2024
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • San Diego, CA
    • 74

    2024 USA National PBSP Conference

    Celebrating the Fruits of Living

    Saturday, April 6, 2024 - Sunday, April 7, 2024

    Marina Village, San Diego, CA

    After a long 3-year break, we will once again be hosting an “annual” USA Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor (PBSP) conference in sunny San Diego!

    The conference theme will be “Celebrating the fruits of living” and will feature Harvard professor and lauded author, Martha Stark, MD.

    Lunch will be provided each day in addition to a dinner reception on Saturday evening. 

    Details and lodging information can be found HERE

    Please contact with any questions. 

Past events

1 Oct 2023 Utilizing Imaginal and Relational Interventions in Working with Trauma
19 Jun 2023 Embodied memory reconsolidation: Intensive PBSP training
10 Jun 2023 Denver PBSP Training
17 May 2023 34th Annual International Boston Trauma Conference
3 Feb 2023 Foundations of PBSP Psychotherapy II
13 Nov 2022 Introduction to PBSP Psychotherapy
21 Oct 2022 Foundations of PBSP psychotherapy
20 Jun 2022 5 Day Intensive PBSP Training
11 Mar 2022 Using PBSP for healing attachment wounds and trauma: An experiential workshop for therapists
28 Jan 2022 West Coast PBSP Training, Module 2 - Postponed
17 Sep 2021 Training weekend - Module 1
2 Apr 2021 Monthly PBSP Skills Consultation Group
5 Dec 2020 Updating Your Knowledge and Skills in PBSP Psychotherapy: An Experiential and Didactic Training (via Zoom). With PBSP Trainers, Gus Kaufman, PhD, Matt Fried, PhD, and Robbin McInturff, MA, LPC, LMFT.
16 Nov 2020 State of Mind
24 Oct 2020 Three Year Training Program
15 Jun 2020 Memory Reconciliation in psychotherapy: PBSP Training
25 Apr 2020 <CANCELLED>PBSP: Creating new memories to transform the future. A dynamic therapeutic model for complex times.
14 Feb 2020 PBSP Training for Mental Health Professionals
31 Dec 2019 Three Year PBSP Training Program
9 Nov 2019 PBSP Structure / Teaching Group
11 Oct 2019 PBSP Training for mental health practitioners
26 Sep 2019 7th International PBSP Conference
10 Jun 2019 Embodied Memory Reconsolidation: PBSP Therapy Training
31 May 2019 PBSP Training for Psychotherapists and Mental Health Providers
17 May 2019 PBSP Training for Psychotherapists
27 Apr 2019 3rd Annual USPBSPA Conference - "Endlessly becoming: An experiential workshop for psychotherapists"
29 Mar 2019 Identifying & Treating trauma patterns using PBSP
8 Feb 2019 The Healing Power of Symbolic Memory: An Introduction to PBSP Theory & Practice
7 Feb 2019 PBSP Training for Psychotherapists and Mental Health Providers
25 Jan 2019 PBSP Training for psychotherapists
16 Nov 2018 Healing Attachment Wounds and Trauma: Experiential PBSP Training
26 Oct 2018 Ashevile Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor Training
4 Jun 2018 Five Day PBSP Training
5 May 2018 The USPBSPA Presents: The 2nd PBSP National Conference: Healing Trauma & Attachment Wounds With PBSP
11 Nov 2017 Making New Memories
29 Oct 2017 The Healing Power of Symbolic Memory: an introduction to Psychomotor Therapy (PBSP)
20 Oct 2017 PBSP Training, Minneapolis/St Paul, MN
16 Sep 2017 Experiential-Teaching Workshop on the Work of Albert Pesso (PBSP) and its Application to Ongoing Relational Therapy.


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