FAQs

Why should I become a member?

Help new clients find you:
Our SE Practitioner Directory is the primary source for SE referrals worldwide. When browsing the internet for SE professionals, our Directory is the first resource displayed. In addition, our faculty, staff, and other professionals use the Directory to make referrals. If you are listed, you have the opportunity to receive these valuable referrals and to support those in need of your services.

Receive other great benefits: Click here to view our current member benefits.

Support a nonprofit organization doing valuable work: Your membership dues support the SE Trauma Institute in developing new programs and providing scholarships for low-income professionals serving individuals and communities in need.


I have just paid for Membership. Why is my profile not showing in the Directory?

Before your listing goes live, we will review your profile to make sure that the training levels listed in your profile match our training records. We will then manually approve your profile and post it to the Directory. If you register over a weekend, the review will take place the next business day.

Remember that Directory listing is only for Intermediate-Advanced students and for SEPs. Beginning-year students and public members are not listed in the Directory.


How do I renew my membership?

To renew your membership, visit this link. Once you pay, you can login to your Practitioner profile to update your listing at any time.


I forgot my Practitioner Directory password. How do I log in?

Click this link: https://somaticdirect.wpengine.com/wp-login.php?action=lostpassword
Enter the email address/username associated with your Directory listing.
Click the button “Request My Password.”
Your password will be sent to your email address. Please check junk/spam folders, as our automated emails have been sent to those folders in the past.


How do I add a second practice location to my Directory profile?

Login here: https://somaticdirect.wpengine.com/wp-login.php
Visit dashboard link at the top of the page
Once in your dashboard, click the button to “Create an Additional Listing” You will recreate a whole new profile with the second location. This means that you will need to re-enter your bio, insurance, contact information, etc. a second time.


When does my Membership expire?

Your personal membership renewal date is displayed on the top of your profile when you log in to the directory. As a standard rule, all membership is good for one year from the date of purchase, unless otherwise stated such as Lifetime Members or our 5-year members.


I recently became an SEP and need to upgrade from Student Member to Alumni Member. How do I upgrade?

If you have already paid for Student Membership this year and have recently received your SEP Certificate, please call our office to upgrade levels and provide payment for the difference in Membership fees. Once the upgrade fee has been paid, our membership coordinator will change your status in the Directory from “Practitioner in Training” to “SE Practitioner.” Our phone number is +1 (303) 652-4035 ext. 10.


I am a student and I am looking for Session Providers. Where can I find a list of approved Assistants/Session Providers?

We have a list on our website of all approved Assistants/Providers. Please click the link below to access this separate directory: https://traumahealing.org/session-providers/


Why is the Membership fee higher for Alumni/SEPs?

Clients and professionals searching our Directory for referrals are generally seeking the most highly-qualified SE professionals. As an SE Practitioner, you receive priority listing in our Directory and are more likely to receive referrals based on the fact that you have completed our training.

Student Members (listed as “Practitioners in Training”) also receive referrals as those searching our directory typically review the full profile to view practice details that contribute to their choice. We offer the discounted rate for students as they are concurrently paying for their tuition in the training.


Are my Membership fees tax-deductible as a charitable contribution?

Membership fees are not considered a charitable donation for Federal income tax purposes. However, they may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses.