The RT Foundation Training is typically a 2-day workshop which also makes up the first two days of the 10-Day Clinical (practitioner) Qualification Training.  

It is possible to complete the Foundation Training and come back at a later time to complete the remaining eight days of training to become a fully Qualified Clinical Resource Therapist.

Foundation Certificate Outline.

The Foundation Training includes a comprehensive presentation of educational information needed to understand the formation and nature of Resource States, how they interact in the personality, and how best to bring them to the surface and communicate with them to affect change.

RT Training with a qualified RTI registered RT Trainer delivers learning processes in the following manner:

  • Hear – The trainer comprehensively covers all subject matter verbally, including discussion and the use of other representations such as pre-recorded media and PowerPoint notes
  • See – The trainer provides examples of therapy using RT through live demonstrations, and in the case of online training (pre-recorded)
  • Do – The trainer provides a safe and empowering space for attendees to practice what they have learned during the training day
  • Review – The trainer provides an opportunity for the class to review, discuss and debrief prior to completing each training day

The following is an outline of what an RT Foundation Training workshop will teach:

  • The nature of Resource States, Formation, Goals of Resource State Therapy, Permanence
  • A brief history of Resource Theory and Therapy and how it was developed
  • A distinction between Resource States and DID (Alters)
  • An introduction to The Conscious State, Surface, and Underlying States 
  • Normal, Vaded, Retro, and Conflicted States ​Introduction of Resource State Therapy to the Client
  • Ways to access Resource States
  • Working with Resource States;
  • Gaining confidence and facilitating state-to-state communication 
  • How to address Resource States, and how to move from one to another 
  • What questions to ask and what notes to keep as a Resource Therapist
  • Aspects of a Resource Therapy session

RT Foundation training also includes assistance for participants to be prepared for roadblocks that some clients manifest.

  • Overcoming hurdles: When the client has difficulty naming a Resource State; when the client has difficulty finding a Resource State that can help another state and accessing the desired state 
  • When the client is reluctant to speak to a Resource State or introject using an empty chair
  • When the client does not speak directly to the introject in the empty chair
  • Spontaneous hypnosis
  • Handling Resistance in Resource Therapy
  • Dealing with difficult or destructive Resource States
  • Working with ab-reactions
  • Speaking to the introject of a perpetrator

RT Foundation training includes the presentation of skills to

  • Bridge to the original sensitizing event, the origin of many psychological disorders. 
  • Expression/Removal/Relief technique to resolve states that have retained fear or rejection from past incidents. 

The Foundation Training course is a required pre-entry level training for Clinical Training in Resource Therapy. 

Below are some additional skills and techniques covered in the Clinical Qualification Training, for those who continue to this more advanced level of training.  

Completing the Clinical Qualification Training allows the therapist’s contact details to be listed on the Resource Therapy International website (as well as in an international database. The web listing and database is a central location for therapists who have trained in RT as well as those choosing to specialize in Clinical Resource Therapy). 

Specialising Resource Therapists often choose to go on to complete the combination certificate/ qualification of Advanced Clinical Resource Therapists & RT Trainers.

Trainers join the vibrant community and can receive a personal profile page on the RTI website as well as ongoing support and resources to enable them to train other therapists, professionals, and students of allied fields, in RT.

There are four central Resource State Techniques that provide interventions for most psychological issues. The clinical training provides presentation, demonstration, and practice for these four methods of working.

  1. Helping Resource States that are holding emotional issues from the past (Vaded States) that interfere currently.
  2. Helping Resource State that conducts behavior that is unwanted. (Retro States)
  3. Helping Resource States that are conflicted with each other to the point of causing psychological distress. (Conflicted States)
  4. Helping the client learn to have the most appropriate part out to deal with issues, perform at a high level, and enjoy living. (Dissonant State work)

RT Clinical Qualification Training also includes specific Resource State techniques to help clients deal with a range of presentations.  Participants will receive supervision for these techniques during the Clinical Training, and for those who choose to continue with supervision beyond the training, Resource State supervisors may be accessed for face to face, in supervision groups, or via Skype.

Areas of diagnosis and treatment covered in the Clinical Qualification training include:

  • Addictions: gambling, drugs, workaholism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and others. Techniques for reduction of non-addictive habit behavior. 
  • Depression
  • Panic disorders and PTSD
  • Couples counseling: Relationship issue
  • Complicated Bereavement: Working with grief and loss, past loss and future loss
  • Suicidal ideation 
  • Anorexia and Bulimia 
  • Pain and Somatic symptoms
  • Anger issues
  • Promoting Self Awareness and Knowledge of Strengths (self-worth).

RT Clinical Training includes advanced training skills that will help the therapist better work with Resource States. It is therefore highly recommended that therapists who find the Foundation Training useful in practice go on to complete their Clinical Qualification training at their earliest convenience. In this way, therapists who enjoy using the technique, and/or find it to be a powerful intervention and treatment therapy for their clients, will become more correctly engaged with the therapeutic techniques, as well as the theory underpinning the techniques, in order to effect more precise and positive changes to the needs of clients.

Helping Resource States keep their purpose to help, but learning to accomplish that purpose in a way that is helpful to the client to eliminate unwanted behaviour, and take care of unwanted feelings is an underlying tenet of RT.

As an RT student, you will gain knowledge of:

  • Resource State assessment/diagnosis: assessing the problem, not the person, to know which direction to take in therapy.
  • Practice issues, getting clients, referrals
  • Supporting skills and ethical considerations. 
  • The value and practice of advanced listening. 
  • Learning to make sure the client’s central problem is the focus.
  • What lies within: Resource States, Inner Strength, Interjects, Other-Personalised Introjects, Creative Form Identity 

The Clinical training in Resource Therapy is designed and presented to meet the needs of participants. That is, the presentation will vary in speed of delivery and detail to topic according to the particular group.  Professor Gordon Emmerson, Ph.D. authored all of the techniques that are presented. All RTI registered RT Trainers are able to give a depth of coverage and can respond directly to the needs of the group.

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