During each membership year, between June 1 and May 31 of the following year, in order to
maintain your RCST® status, it will be necessary to receive a minimum
of four self care sessions. These sessions must be with a professional
who has been in the healthcare field for a minimum of eight consecutive
Beyond that there is considerable flexibility, as your sessions may
be from such people as credentialed psychotherapists, psychologists
or psychiatrists, RCST®s, MSWs or Somatic Experiencing practitioners.
(In the instance of an RCST®, the designation has only been granted
for about 6 years, but such a person may have had previous experience
in other modalities to make up the 8 consecutive years, or may have
been practicing CST prior to the granting of the designation.)
You need to sign your log verifying the date of each
session. This log
will be part of your renewal requirements for 2009. Your sessions may be in person or over the phone and must be
one-on-one, not group.
To download a self care log, click here.