Approved Teacher Membership Renewal

Approved Teacher renewal fee is $225.

Please note that membership payments are not eligible for refunds. Thank you.

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Approved Teacher Membership Renewal Form

Please fill out the form below:

CONTACT INFORMATION

(only for use by the association )

First Name (required)

Last Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Address (required)

Address 2

City (required)

State/Province (required)

Country (required)

Zip/Postal Code (required)

Please note the best phone number for internal admin communications. Thank you.

Phone Number (required)

ALL APPLICANTS

I hereby agree and undertake to follow the Standards of Practitioner Competencies and the Code of Ethics of the BCTA/NA in the practice of the Biodynamic model of Craniosacral Therapy. I understand the RCST® is the registered trademark of BCTA/NA members in good standing who have been granted RCST® status. The registered trademark symbol ® must always be used with the RCST® designation. I agree to refer to the work as Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy.

I authorize BCTA/NA to provide all communication for official organizational business to me via email, including the monthly E Newsletter (I authorize paperless communication).

I would like to receive the yearly Cranial Wave Publication in the following format

INFORMATION FOR PRACTITIONER AND TEACHER REFERRALS LISTINGS ON THE BCTA/NA WEBSITE

Name (required)
(as you would like it to appear on the BCTA/NA website)

Credentials (required)
(RCST plus 2 additional maximum)

Business Name

City (if you have an office in more than one location, please list them here)

Other Cities/countries You Teach In
(you may include various citie/state/countries separated by commas)

Phone Number(s)

Email

Website

Additional Website

BCTA/NA GUIDELINES FOR EDUCATION

As part of the renewal process, each applicant is expected to sign a letter of agreement to comply with the BCTA/NA guidelines for education in establishing his/her own training program. These guidelines are as follows:

1. Certification training consists of 700 hours, divided as follows:

  • Classroom instruction: 350 hours
  • Sessions performed on practice clients outside of class. Practice clients are non fee-paying clients; one session equals one hour of work: 150 hours
  • Sessions received from a registered craniosacral therapist: 10 hours. Students may receive their sessions from any RCST®. It is recommended that students receive sessions from at least three different practitioners. When receiving sessions from the teaching team, the session provider will acknowledge the dual relationship.
  • Independent project such as a research paper or equivalent demonstration of learning: 40 hours
  • Required independent study (reading, drawing, etc): 150 hours

2. Foundation Class pre-requisites and student to teaching staff ratio

  • There must be a BCTA/NA Approved Teacher in the classroom at all times for graduates to be eligible to apply for RCST membership
  • Each training is limited to a maximum of 30 students. This requirement ensures not only safety, but also the quality of the learning experience for each of the students
  • The required student to teaching staff ratio is 5 to 1
  • To be considered a viable training that qualifies for teaching assistant certification or Teacher Trainee certification, a training must have no less than 6 students.

3. Requirement for Teaching Assistants: Teaching assistants must have graduated from a foundation training of an approved teacher of the BCTA/NA and be an RCST®.

4. Requirement for Teachers: Teachers are to receive supervision as needed. Their basic requirement is the same as all RCST®’s.

5. It is required there be a minimum of two years and a maximum of four years for each foundation training for a minimum of 350 classroom hours

6. A student is encouraged to stay with the training they started. This guideline supports the psychological safety and trust of the entire group. When a student needs to switch to a different training because of individual reasons, this must be done in a fashion that supports both the students in the training and the individual being integrated.

7. All courses shall be organized and taught in accordance with the Standards of Practitioner Competencies and the Code of Ethics of the BCTA/NA.

I have reviewed and agree to follow the Guidelines for Education and to follow all local guidelines and restrictions in the location of my trainings.

A signature is required to confirm that you have reviewed and agree to follow the Guidelines for Education and to follow all local guidelines and restrictions in the location of your classes.

Please enter your initials to confirm that BCTA/NA may process your request as if your signature has been provided for these guidelines (required).

RCST SELF-AWARENESS / SELF-CARE RECORD

June 1, - May 31,

(Please include type of session, location, and date)

The BCTA/NA values self-awareness and self-care in relationship to professional therapeutic practices. Yearly, the records of, but not limited to, four (4) sessions are required and must meet at least one (1) of the Intentions listed below. In addition to meeting one of the Intentions, each session can be satisfied by one of the Session Options listed below.

Self-Awareness/ Self-Care Intentions:
· To Support and strengthen the practitioner in developing a presence that is clear, loving, and compassionate.
· To Enhance the self-awareness of personal issues that may interfere with holding the field with a client.
· To Create a safe environment for personal reflection and professional inquiry.
· To Support the practitioner with his/her personal process of inquiry.
· To Strengthen the professional’s ability to generate a holding field that creates a healing opportunity for the client.

Self-Awareness/Self-Care Session Options:
· One (1) hour of Individual consultation with an individual skilled in shadow and reflection work.
· One day (7 hours) of continuing education that meets one (1) intention listed above.
· Three (3) hours of group discussion (no more than 6 participants) with an individual skilled in shadow and reflection work.

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

TRAINING INFORMATION
(If you are not currently teaching a Foundation Training, please enter NA in the boxes pertaining to one training to ensure your application can be processed) If you are scheduled to start a new training, please share whatever information you have at the current moment.

Location of Training #1:

Please list any Co-teachers:

Module #2 Date (day/month/year format please), so that the Board can support you with Student membership information at that time (if Module #2 has already completed, please enter 'completed') :

Training Completion Date (day/month/year format please):

Number of Students:

Number of RCST Teaching Assistants:

Number of Teacher Trainees you are personally mentoring/training:

Location of Training #2:

Please list any Co-teachers:

Module #2 Date (day/month/year format please), so that the Board can support you with Student membership information at that time (if Module #2 has already completed, please enter 'completed') :

Training Completion Date (day/month/year format please):

Number of Students:

Number of RCST Teaching Assistants:

Number of Teacher Trainees you are personally mentoring/training:

Location of Training #3:

Please list any Co-teachers:

Module #2 Date (day/month/year format please), so that the Board can support you with Student membership information at that time (if Module #2 has already completed, please enter 'completed') :

Training Completion Date (day/month/year format please):

Number of Students:

Number of RCST Teaching Assistants:

Number of Teacher Trainees you are personally mentoring/training:

Location of Training #4:

Please list any Co-teachers:

Module #2 Date (day/month/year format please), so that the Board can support you with Student membership information at that time (if Module #2 has already completed, please enter 'completed') :

Training Completion Date (day/month/year format please):

Number of Students:

Number of RCST Teaching Assistants:

Number of Teacher Trainees you are personally mentoring/training:

Location of Training #5:

Please list any Co-teachers:

Module #2 Date (day/month/year format please), so that the Board can support you with Student membership information at that time (if Module #2 has already completed, please enter 'completed') :

Training Completion Date (day/month/year format please):

Number of Students:

Number of RCST Teaching Assistants:

Number of Teacher Trainees you are personally mentoring/training:

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PAYMENT OPTIONS

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BCTA/NA
115 Williamston Ridge Drive
Youngsville, NC 27596
239-206-6078
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By submitting this form, you are agreeing that the information provided is accurate and that BCTA/NA can process your request as if your signature has been provided.