A Rapidly Evolving Field
Past-life therapy, together with its companion area of research, is a rapidly evolving and dynamic field. As such, PLT/PLR embraces many disciplines, both traditional and non-traditional. It is, truly, an effective trans-disciplinary modality which is becoming more and more accepted by both the clientele it serves and the other helping professions, as well.

Among the most important hallmarks of a true profession are the establishment of a set of ethical standards for its practice and the recognition of practitioners who have met those standards through an objective evaluative process.

Recognition may take many forms: letters of reference or recommendation attesting to an individual's skills and competencies, certificates of completion of a course of study, state or national registration or licensure, or the attainment of certification through meeting the requirements of a professional board of examiners which sets certain criteria and requirements which, when met, lead to the issuance of certification.

The Need for Standards
The field of Past-life therapy/research is entering the mainstream of the helping professions and its practitioners now need to take those steps which signify that it has, indeed, become a legitimate therapeutic modality. Practitioners of PLT/PLR need to demonstrate that they have met a set of standards for its practice and have undertaken to provide appropriate documentation of their preparation, and to adhere to an acceptable set of ethical standards of practice.

The Emergence of The International Board for Regression Therapy (IBRT)
To demonstrate to the public at large and our colleagues in the other helping professions that PLT/PLR is a legitimate modality practiced by competent individuals according to an accepted set of ethical standards, it is entirely appropriate that an independent board of examiners be established.

The International Board for Regression Therapy has been founded as an independent examining and certifying board which is charged by its charter with the responsibility to set standards, evaluate the qualifications of practitioners and the quality of training programs, to issue documents of certification and promote the growth and development of the field.

It should be noted that The International Board for Regression Therapy has no relationship with any local, state, or national body, and certification by IBRT does not convey certification, accreditation, or licensing for any profession by any governmental body. IBRT-certified therapists and training programs are responsible for whatever certification and/or licensing is required in their own jurisdictions. Nor does IBRT certification authorize therapists or training programs to engage in or teach any profession required to be licensed or otherwise approved by governmental bodies in their jurisdictions.

Goals  and Objectives of IBRT
The goals and objectives of the International Board for Regression Therapy are as important as they are simple:

1. To enact, promulgate, and support an appropriate set of standards or guiding principles for the practice of PLT/PLR, and to seek adherence to these standards by all practitioners of PLT/PLR.

2. To establish the minimum criteria which an individual must meet for certification by the board, to encourage qualified practitioners to undergo the certification process and, upon meeting these criteria, to issue appropriate documentation attesting to the individual's certification by the board.

3. To evaluate schools and programs which provide training in PLT/PLR to assure that the quality, depth and duration of such training is sufficient to meet a set of minimum standards, and that it is being provided by facilitators who demonstrate that they have the qualifications and experience necessary to conduct such training.

4. To support the professional growth and development of PLT/PLR.

5. To promote the understanding and acceptance of PLT/PLR by the public and other helping professions as an effective and legitimate modality.

Your Role in IBRT
As a practitioner of past-life therapy and/or a researcher in the field, it is important to become board certified. Certification is recognition that you have gone through the process of validating your preparation and experiences. Further, as a certified PLT/PLR, that you support and adhere to the standards and principles for which IBRT stands. Membership in IBRT is a mark of professionalism.

Becoming a Board Certified Therapist and/or Researcher
Applicants for certification must present verifiable data to demonstrate that they have acquired an appropriate level of acumen and experience which would be consistent with those expected or a professional practitioner/researcher.

The application process provides an opportunity to present this information to the Board of Examiners for their evaluation.

Flexibility of Certification

Areas of Interest and Involvement
It is one of the goals of IBRT to be flexible enough to embrace cross disciplinary approaches to PLT/PLR and to address the specific areas of interest of the applicant. For example, some applicants may specialize only in the therapeutic aspects of regression therapy, while others may limit their practice to strictly research. A third category of applicants will be those individuals who are involved in both areas. IBRT's certification process will address these differences.

A Note About Professional Preparation
Until very recently, few opportunities existed to acquire formal training and preparation in PLT/PLR. Even today, it is a truly ecumenical field in which its practitioners represent a panoply of many divergent disciplines and approaches. Thus, the Board of Examiners recognizes that many established and highly competent practitioners of PLT/PLR have acquired their knowledge and skills through a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional programs and experiences. The Board wishes to recognize the value and validity of these and will evaluate each application on an individual basis.

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