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Application Form - Assistant

Interested in Assisting or Providing outside the United States?

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Assistants are an important part of the Somatic Experiencing learning support team. As graduates of the SE Professional Training, they provide support, containment, and feedback for students during practice sessions in class; help out with organizational matters such as setting up breakout rooms, monitoring times, and supporting the training coordinator; and fulfill faculty support tasks as requested by faculty members.
Assistants must apply and be pre-approved by the Institute prior to assisting at each year of the training. Individual faculty members are responsible for selecting their own assisting teams from the pool of approved assistants. Assistants should contact the faculty member(s) with whom they wish to assist to express their interest in assisting at a particular training. Faculty members make the final decisions about who assists at the trainings they lead; neither the Institute staff nor the local coordinator/organizers are responsible for assistant selection.

Please be sure you have read and understood our Assistant Guidelines here.

Completing this application will take about 20 minutes. 
Please note that you will be required to upload your resume and faculty recommendations during this application process.

Also please note that in addition to this application and your resume, you are also required to sign the Assistant Informed Consent & Release Agreement. You will be given a link to the agreement on the final page of the application.

Please make sure all required documents are included. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

If you have questions, please visit our FAQs. If you cannot find answers to your questions there, you may contact assisting@traumahealing.org.

Please allow up to 3 weeks for your application to be processed. Once approved, you will receive a letter via email authorizing you to assist at the level for which you have applied. This letter may be presented to your local organizer, coordinator or faculty member as proof of your authorization.