|Mentorship Program Description|
The SPD Foundation provides clinicians with a unique opportunity to receive training in assessment and intervention for Sensory Processing Disorder during intensive, one-week programs at SPD Foundation and its sponsor clinic, the STAR (Sensory Therapies And Research) Center, in Denver.
Intensive Mentorships include a combination of didactic lecture sessions by researchers at the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation and mentored clinical experiences at STAR Center.
This program consists of five course levels. Participants begin with the one-week, Level 1 course and may return later for Levels 2, 3, 4, and 5. Participants demonstrating mastery of the program content at each course level receive SPD Foundation competency credentials in SPD. Levels may be completed sequentially or over several years.
Working in a small-group setting, mentees in SPDF Intensive Mentorships learn to apply clinical reasoning through treatment observation and analysis with experienced therapists.
To read Dr. Lucy Jane Miller's article in S.I. Focus Magazine addressing the value of mentoring for clinicians, click here.
The objective of Level 1 of SPD Foundation's Intensive Mentorship program is to provide participants with a basic understanding of the latest research in SPD and the ability to:
The Intensive Mentorship in Diagnosis and Treatment of Sensory Processing Disorder program consists of five course levels. Level 1 is a prerequisite for Levels 2 and 4. Levels 3 and 5 may be taken with no previous mentoring. To learn more about each course level, click the course title below.
Level 1 - Clinical Reasoning in Intervention (five days)
Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR, Executive Director, SPD Foundation
Sarah A. Schoen, PhD, OTR, Clinical Services Advisor at STAR Center and Associate Director of Research at SPD Foundation
SPD Foundation awards competency credentials to participants who demonstrate proficiency at each individual course level. Participants receive credential certificates documenting completion of the specialized training in SPD.
The Level 1 course, Clinical Reasoning in Intervention, is conducted in sessions of five consecutive days (Monday through Friday or Tuesday through Saturday). Click on the registration button below to view currently scheduled courses:
The Level 2 course, Hands-On Advanced Treatment, is conducted in sessions of five consecutive days (either Monday through Friday or Tuesday through Saturday).
Since only 2-4 candidates will be accepted per session, our selection process is quite stringent. We do this to insure the best possible paring of mentees and skill sets and to establish a setting conducive to learning in this intensive program format.
The cost for five-day programs (Levels 1,2,4 and 5) is $1500. The cost for four-day programs (Level 3) is $1200. Program applicants must submit a registration form and attach a current CV or resume. There is a non-refundable registration fee of $250 (applicable toward the $1,500 tuition). For those accepted into the mentorship program, this fee is not refundable should you cancel your registration. However, if for any reason we are unable to accept your application, your deposit will be fully refunded.
This mentored program is designed for designed for therapists at all levels to enhance diagnostic and clinical reasoning skills. Therapists will be paired with other clinicians of similar experience and training level during the program. Applicants must currently work with children with Sensory Processing Disorder. Applicants must provide a copy of a recent CV or resume detailing specific SPD work experience and training. Courses will be limited to 10-14 participants so each person can receive individualized training. A minimum of two years pediatric experience is preferred.
Complete your registration on-line attach a copy of your current curriculum vitae or resume and submit a $250 administrative fee. We will notify you by email within 5 business days regarding your acceptance into the program. Participant selection will be based on priority of applications received and previous work/educational experience. If you are not selected to participate in the mentorship program at this time, your initial $250 administrative fee will be refunded to you in full. Once accepted into the mentorship program, this $250 fee becomes non-refundable.
PLEASE NOTE: We require a minimum of 7 participants to run each Level 1 Mentorship session. Thus, we reserve the right to cancel or postpone a scheduled session up to 5 weeks before the beginning date of each course. For this reason, we ask that you refrain from making any non-refundable travel arrangements until you receive confirmation that the session is taking place.
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* The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.Mail this page to a friend