Are Continuing Education Credit Hours offered for Natural Processing Trainings?

28 Continuing Education credit hours for each of the trainings, NP Parts 1, 2,  3 and 4 for professional licenses listed below.

EMDRIA has approved 24 CE Hours for NP 1, "Integrating Somatic Psychotherapy with EMDR Therapy"

It is the participant's responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state. 

Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Natural Processing Trainings:

28 Continuing Education credit hours for each part of NP Part 1, 2, 3, and 4 is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) for the following professions:
Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Psychologists completing this program will receive 28 hours of continuing education credit.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists:  Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to grant continuing education credit hours for LCPCs/LMHCs in the following states: AZ, AK, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MA, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY. CES maintains responsibility for this program.  LMFT's completing the program will receive 28.0 continuing education hours of credit.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to grant continuing education credit for LCPCs/LMHCs in the following states: AZ, AL, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MA, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY. CES maintains responsibility for this program.  LCPCs/LMHCs completing the program will receive 28.0 continuing education hours of credit.

Social Workers:  Natural Processing Trainings, provider #1382, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program.  Natural Processing Trainings maintains responsibility for the program.  ASWB Approval Period: 9/29/2016-9/29/2019.  Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.  Social workers participating in this course will receive 28 continuing education clock hours for each 4-day training part.  

CA LMFT's, LCSW's, and LPCC's:  NP Parts 1, 2 , 3, and 4 meet the qualifications for 28  continuing education credit hours for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the CA Marriage & Family Therapy Continuing Education Provider Approval. 14 CE Credit Hours approved for the “Intro to NP training,” and 3 CE Credit Hours approved for the “Pacing Psychotherapy in the Wake of Disasters” class.

Natural Processing Trainings is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CEPA Provider #004436) to sponsor continuing education for LMFT's, LCSW's, and LPCC's.  Natural Processing Trainings maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

CE Credit Hours are not counted for lunch time and other breaks, per governing body regulations.

Integrating Somatic Psychotherapy and EMDR Therapy - 2-Day  Introductory Training:

14 Continuing Education credit hours for the 2-Day Introductory training are offered by the same organizations as listed above.

14 Continuing Education credit hours also offered by EMDRIA.

Pacing Psychotherapy in the Wake of Disaster - 3-hour training

3 Continuing Education credit hours are offered for this training by the same organizations as listed above.

Are CE credit hours offered for online trainings?

CE credit hours for online trainings are awarded through the accrediting organizations listed above. Number of CE credit hours are listed for each individual recorded webinar at Continuing education certificates will be issued after participants pass the online test and complete the evaluation.

Technical support or questions when taking online training:

Please contact us at:
27 E. Victoria Street Suite B Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: 805-689-1885 or 805-966-7794

We receive requests for help Monday-Friday, 9-5 Pacific Time. We will reply as soon as possible, and no later than 2 business days.

When are certificates of completion awarded for the trainings?

For live and in-person trainings, certificates are given at the end of the last day of training, after final evaluations are completed.  Participants must complete the entire training to receive certificates.  No partial certificates are awarded.

Is prior EMDR training required for the “Integrating Somatic Psychotherapy with EMDR” trainings?

Yes, you must be previously trained in EMDR, at this point.  

Is prior NP training required to participate in consultation groups?


Is prior NP training required to participate in or purchase webinars?

No. Online live and recorded webinar trainings are open to anyone.

Why are the onsite trainings limited to 27-36 participants?

These trainings are smaller to create a more intimate learning experience.  It can be challenging to experience and learn process-oriented therapy, so we establish an interactive group, with personal feedback and discussion.  The practicum sessions give a rich environment to experiment with new ways of working. Processing the practicums helps participants to integrate what they are learning, as observers, clients, and therapists.

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds, minus a $50 handling charge, are given until 14 days before any onsite training.  No refunds are available after that time.

Full refunds are offered for online trainings within 30 days of purchase.

ADA Statement

Natural Processing Trainings will do everything possible to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines and regulations.  Facilities and programs are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend a live training, or do an online recorded webinar, please contact Pamela Grant.  Please allow as much advance notice as is possible to ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs.

Please describe any accommodation required for our trainings by email.


We have participants submit “Daily Feedback Forms” each day of the training, which we collect and read each evening.  This helps us to respond to any concerns people have, as well as lets us know what is working well.  There is also a more extensive Course Evaluation Form that we ask participants to complete after the final day.  We appreciate your feedback, and read all of these carefully.

Any other grievances may be addressed by contacting Craig Penner, at, or 805-966-7794.  You will receive a response within a week.

Grievance Procedure:

1. Complaint or grievance must be submitted in writing by participant.

2. Letter is reviewed by organizational members consisting of a Social worker consultant, and other organizational members based on geographic distribution, experience, or professional specialty.

3. Issue is discussed.

4. Fair procedures and due process are part of the policy. Some type of a hearing must be provided, giving the participant the opportunity to support her/his allegations by arguments however brief and, if need be, by proof however informal.

5. The decision is made democratically.

6. Information is shared and utilized to improve future courses.

7. Organization responds to the customer in writing.

If you have questions or concerns contact (805) 966-7794.

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Natural Processing Trainings collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User”) of the website (“Site”). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by Natural Processing Trainings.

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805-689-1885, 805-966-7794
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This document was last updated on August 25, 2019.