Welcome to SI-SeminarInstitut!

We appreciate your interest in Sensory Integration and hope that you'll find the right course offer in our program! Follow our short introduction to our history, mission, and instructors!


SI-SeminarInstitut's History

SI-SeminarInstitut has its roots in a workgroup founded in 1995 in Vienna by Austrian occupational therapists with a passion for SI. Since May 2007, the SI-SeminarInstitut is a registered enterprise (owner: Elisabeth Söchting), # FN 292116 h.


In 1996, we organized the first SI certification series sponsored by USC/WPS with  Zoe Mailloux und Susanne Smith Roley who are our mentors, instructors, and friends till today. One other SI expert with whom we have a long standing relationship since 1998 and consider an inspiring mentor, charismatic instructor, and personal friend over the years is Dr. Erna I. Blanche, professor at USC and regular instructor in our certification program. In over 15 years now, we have adapted, structured, expanded, and professionalized our program in line with the curriculum and standards set forth by the Austrian SI organization GSIÖ.



Cooperation between GSIÖ e.V. and SI-SeminarInstitut

While the Austrian non-profit SI organization, GSIÖ, develops the guidelines for training and practice of ASI® in Austria, SI-SeminarInstitut is the remaining provider who implements these guidelines and offers courses. This cooperation is regulated by a formal contract which obliges the course provider to guarantee the formal and content standards for ASI-training and certification as developed by GSIÖ.



Who Is Behind SI-SeminarInstitut?

Elisabeth Soechting, M.A., OTR/L

occupational therapist and psychologist


Founder and owner of SI-SeminarInstitut, fascinated by the philosophy and therapeutic relationship  reflected in Ayres' SI. Learned SI in the USA, and started to bring  Ayres' SI and world-renowned instructors to Austria in the mid 1990s. Elisabeth develops the course program of the SeminarInstitut, and teaches in all modules. 

You can reach Elisabeth directly at eso@seminarinstitut.com



Babsi Baier


Office manager of SeminarInstitut and GSIÖ  since 2007, responsible for administration and implementation of our courses.


She will answer your phone calls Mon-Thu between 9:00am and 3pm and reply to your voice mails or your emails. You can reach Babsi directly at office@seminarinstitut.com.