Learning is a process
The ARPT™ Certification model is patterned after the certification models of the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA), the Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CAFMT) Approved Supervisor training and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAFMT) Approved Supervisor training.
Mental health clinicians who are fully licensed/registered to engage in private, independent practice and have completed an ARPT™ International Association (ARPTIA) Approved ARPT™ Basic Training in its entirety are eligible to become an ARPT Certified Clinician through ARPT Canada or ARPTIA. The ARPT Certified Clinician in Canada can seek an additional designation as an ARPT Consultant and teach ARPT Basic and ARPT Advanced Training.
Certification in ARPT™ is a voluntary process. It is a pathway through which individual clinicians may wish to pursue further training. Certification is not required in order for a clinician to practice ARPT™. If you are trained in ARPT™ Basic Training, you can use ARPT under your registration or license. ARPT Certification is an option that many therapists have wanted because of the increasing demand for providing culturally affirmative relational and systemic trauma and PTSD services. Here are the ARPT designations:
ARPT™ Clinician refers to clinicians who have completed an ARPT Canada or ARPTIA Approved ARPT™Basic Training.
ARPT™ Certified Clinician refers to clinicians who have completed ARPT™ Certification Criteria.
ARPT™Consultant refers to clinicians who have certification in ARPT™and competency to teach ARPT™ Basic Training and provide consultation-of-consultation.