GSIÖ e.V. built its certification program ASI TherapyORIGINAL after the gold standard in SI training: Dr. Ayres' original training course OT610 at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles.
We are offering our certification program ASI TherapyORIGINAL internationally and have long standing cooperations with countries like Slovenia and Poland, and new cooperations with Italy. (Our courses in Austria are held in German. International courses are held in English. The local host decides if onsite translation is warranted.)
Primary target group of the complete training are occupational therapists. Our certification program ASI TherapyORIGINAL builds upon a professional degree in a therapeutic profession: in Occupational Therapy* (OT), Physiotherapy* (PT), or Speech and Language Therapy/Pathology* (SLP).
Our program is in line with international standards set forth by the International Council for Education in Ayres Sensory Integration (ICE-ASI®).
We are offering a joint certificate with THE COLLABORATIVE FOR LEADERSHIP IN AYRES SENSORY INTEGRATION® (CLASI) that combines online and onsite learning. The certification process includes:
The program can be completed within one year and should not take longer than 3 years.
Our courses are organized in three modules: theory, evaluation, and treatment. The program is a hybrid program, i.e. it combines online and hands-on onsite courses.
We have a formal cooperation partnership with The Collaborative For Leadership in ASI® (CLASI) in California. CLASI provides the online modules for our program ASI TherapyORIGINAL and we issue a joint certificate.
Participants take the courses through a local course organizer that formally cooperates with SI-SeminarInstitut to deliver the courses in their country. If you are interested in becoming a course organizer in your area, please contact me at email@example.com!
Following the coursework, there are three further steps to receive the certificate:
Hospitation in this program has the status of an exam for the intervention course. During Hospitation participants observe and analyze 4-6 therapy sessions, completing a set of observational forms. The participants' analysis of the sessions demonstrates their understanding of ASI theory and its application to intervention.
Participants can enroll in Hospitation after the completed all courses from Module 1 - 3, i.e., after the treatment course. International participants who have completed their course work can take the online Hospitation in English on our online learning platform teachable. Payment is taken at our online platform. Follow the link!
Supervision sessions offer therapists the opportunity to discuss cases from their current caseload with an instructor in a small group.
Case Supervision Contents
Case Supervision Formats
Option 1: 5 ONLINE Supervision Sessions
The requirement is 5 sessions with an accredited ASI instructor/supervisor. Usually, supervision takes place in groups of up to 6 participants. Per participant, we calculate 1/2 hour of time.
Each participant needs to prepare questions about theory or practice, and one comprehensive case presentation during one of the 5 sessions. Active participation by asking questions, answering the questions of other participants, coming up with interpretations, ideas, and suggestions is required for the other 4 sessions.
Elisabeth Soechting offers online case supervision sessions in English. It is recommended that participants from one cohort (course series in a country) form groups of 3-5 participants with at least one good English speaker who can help out as a translator. If there is a group with no good English speaker, the group needs to bring a translator to the session.
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Option 2: Full Day Supervision (ONSITE or LIVE ONLINE)
The local course organizer sets up a date for a one-day case supervision with a GSIÖ accredited docent (maximum of 12 participants). This day can be held in person onsite or as a day long live online meeting. The local course organizer will announce the chosen date/s to the cohort. Participants sign up through the local course organizer.
Calibration was introduced to make sure that the therapist's clinical reasoning and intervention are true to the core elements of Ayres Sensory Integration. Once the candidate has completed all requirements (i.e., coursework, Hospitation, and Supervision), she is eligible for Calibration which takes 4 steps:
GSIÖ forwards the submission to an independent qualified ASI®FM rater who rates the video according to the criteria developed for ASI® Fidelity Measure ratings. If the treatment are rated as "consistent with Ayres' SI principles" the therapist receives the final certificate of the program as “Ayres' SI Practitioner”.
Includes rating of the video and administration fee for certificate
The certificate as ASI Practitioner is valid for 5 years. Renewal of the certificates depends on continuous continuing education (CE) in Sensory Integration.
During the first 5 year period, the novice ASI practitioner has to participate in an "Advanced SI Theory" and and "Advanced SI Treatment"course. The courses are identical with SI102 and SI302 but advanced participants are competing specific tasks and roles.
After the first 5-year period, the therapist can choose freely which two 2-day seminar or conferences s/he attends to fulfill the the CE requirement.
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