The second exam is the DIPLOMATE CERTIFICATION which tests your understanding and practical application of the SER approach. This really is the unique piece of Dr Upledger’s work so we are very keen to support people through this process as it really benefits the work in this country. The prerequisite is Advanced 1. It requires written essays as well as a practical exam, just like the Techniques, but is assessing fluency and competence in the imagery and dialogue techniques of the SER approach, as well as your use of meridians, chakras and vectors as learned in SER1.
In addition you are requested to:
- complete a preceptorship programme; this is a US term referring to your attendance in clinic with an experienced practitioner (of approx 20 hours or, in the UK, this may be completed by TA-ing at an Advanced level course or by participating in a Comprehensive Therapy Programme),
- provide 5 case histories and
- either deliver a 6 hour CST presentation to an organised group or have an article on CST published by a third party organisation.
The work and practice required to pass these exams is very thorough and we fully support and encourage anyone willing to go the distance! As we said, these steps are not obligatory for most as the Upledger courses are post graduate, therefore most people practice under the guidelines and insurance of their core therapies. However, we are finding more and more that people wish to gain the depth of knowledge and experience necessary as well as the confidence that comes from going through the exam process. Please contact the office if you wish to apply or find out any more.