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