Because each class is built upon another, and because classes almost always contain a strong experiential component, any class missed can make it difficult to build a foundation and to master the IBP process. Therefore missing classes is strongly discouraged, except in cases of illness or emergency. If a class is missed, it is your responsibility to make up the material before the following class.

An IBP school year consists of seven weekend classes of 19 hours each.

Any class time missed is to be made up by listening to the CD of the class and submitting a short written summary of what was presented before the next weekend class. The summary should be handed in to the teacher or teacher's assistant for evaluation. It will also be beneficial to obtain a copy of the notes from a classmate. Because of the strong experiential component in IBP Training, failure to make up missed classes may result in you having to repeat a class at additional expense.

If two weekend classes (or significant portions of the classes) are missed, the teacher and teacher's assistant must evaluate your learning and progress. If your learning is lagging, make-up classes with a teacher or teacher's assistant will be required.

Payment for extra time with teachers or teaching assistants, is determined by the individual teacher or teaching assistant. The cost to repeat a class is based on dividing the current annual tuition by the number of classes offered in that year (three classes per seven weekends). Currently, it costs $162 to repeat one class day, and $486 to repeat the entire weekend.

If three weekends (or significant portions of the classes) are missed, you will be required to begin the certification class over again in the following school year.

There are no refunds for dropped or missed classes!

Because the opening moments of each class are planned and structured to set the tone for the entire day or weekend, recurrent tardiness is very disruptive to the class process, and may negatively impact your ability to continue the training program. If you are late to a class more than three (3) times in one school year, you must meet privately with the affected teacher to resolve the issue.

If you are going to be late to class, or are going to miss class for any reason, you must call the IBP Central Institute, at (310) 395-2117, before the class begins. Failure to do so may impact your ability to continue the training program. Chronic tardiness will result in expulsion from the training program, and there will be no refunds.


At the beginning of each school year, you are required to pick a tuition payment plan for that school year. You must choose and commit to one of three payment plans listed below. Currently, full tuition is $3,400 (7 weekends).

  1. Full payment of $3,400 due on or before the first training session of each school year;
  2. Payment of $3,400 in the form of seven (7) monthly installments of $485, the first payment of which is due on or before the first training session of each school year, and the remaining six payments are due by the 5th day of each month in which there is a training session; or
  3. Payment of $3,400 in the form of ten (10) monthly installments of $340, the first payment of which is due on or before the first training session of each school year, and the remaining nine payments are due by the 5th day of each month thereafter.

If you choose payment plan 2 or 3, you must have an active credit card on file with the IBP Central Office. If your payment is not received on or before the first training session of the year, or by the 5th day of any following month, according to the terms of your payment plan, your credit card will be charged the appropriate amount, plus a $25 late payment processing fee. Under payment plan 2 or 3, IBP Central Institute will email you a courtesy reminder prior to your next due date. Failure to receive a courtesy reminder does not relieve you of your obligation to make timely payments according to the terms of your payment plan.

Acceptable forms of payment:

Check mailed to IBP

Credit Card (Visa & MasterCard only)

Cash Payment

Authorization to charge credit card monthly per selected payment plan

Third year students must be paid in full before the last weekend in order to receive their certification at the graduation ceremony.


You may withdraw from the IBP Central Institute's 3-year Professional Training program by faxing or mailing written notice to IBP Central Institute. If your written notice is received by IBP on the day before the first day of instruction, you will receive a full refund of all tuition monies paid, less the non-refundable $100 registration fee. If your written cancellation of this agreement is received by IBP on or after the first day of instruction, your cancellation will be effective 30-days after the date of receipt, and you will receive a pro rata refund for the unused portion of the tuition paid beyond the 30-day period, less the non-refundable $100 registration fee. Your written notice may take any form, but it must state that you wish to withdraw from IBP's 3-year Professional Training Program, and it must be signed and dated by you. You can fax your notice to: (310) 395-1313, or mail it to: IBP Central Institute, 1107 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice, CA 90291. No other form of delivery will be accepted.

If the IBP Central Institute cancels or discontinues a course or educational program, it will make a full refund of all charges. Refunds will be paid to you within 30 days of said cancellation or withdrawal.

If you have questions, please email the IBP Central Institute, or call us at:

(310) 395-2117.


Grievances are directed to the Director, Program Administrator, Teachers or teaching assistants/student advisors first in an oral fashion. Students are spoken with immediately and a mutual resolution is attempted orally. If there is not a clear resolution, students are required to complete a formal written grievance to clarify their concerns in detail, what happened, and what remedy they wish. The form also includes the student name, date of complaint and what attempts were made to resolve the complaint and what happened in the oral discussion. The formal complaint then is channelled to the Program Administrator who reviews the complaint and responds to it in writing. If the student is still unsatisfied with the proposed remedy, the complaint is brought to the Advisory Board for resolution. The Board discusses, investigates and provides a final resolution in writing and copies are sent to the Program Administrator and student. Significant complaint resolutions that impact program, teaching, etc, are communicated to all teachers in their regular meetings without revealing the complainants name when possible. All grievances are handled in a prompt and ethical manner and a deadline of 45 calendar days is used to resolve complaints or grievances. Oral complaints that are successfully resolved on the spot are not recorded. However, formal complaints and the process are recorded and all forms and resolutions are kept in writing a minimum of seven years and stored in the IBP office files. The grievance policy is made available upon request. All grievances shall be reported to CAMFT in annual reports and subsequent renewal applications.


At the institutional level, Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP) is committed to inclusion of students from diverse populations, including economically disadvantaged students, and is committed to recruiting teaching staff representing diverse populations. IBP is committed to understanding the needs of diverse students and to address them in a culturally competent manner. IBP is aware that power differentials are present in teacher/student relationships and that this differential may be exacerbated by cultural differences, and therefore is committed to creating opportunities for open dialogue about institutional and personal growth in multicultural competency. IBP is committed to demonstrating respect for all non-violent and respectful perspectives and identities, and to embrace their integration in student activities. IBP is dedicated to providing a safe and diverse setting that does not discriminate against any creed, culture, gender, race, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age or any other prohibited basis based on CCR Title 6, Div. 18, Article 8, Section 1887.9. In 2014, IBP instituted an annual Diversity Scholarship in order to increase the level of diversity in IBP’s training program.


All entering students sign an IBP Professional Ethical Standards policy agreement. IBP has a formal Ethical Code which students read before they sign the Ethical Standards Policy Agreement. The Ethical Code includes but is not limited to:

• Agreement to follow all state regulations and professional organization Code of Ethics;
• A Vow of Non Discrimination in practice;
• A Vow of Integrity which includes accurate self representation in ads, and knowledge of our own limits;
• A Vow of responsibility to clients that ensures IBP therapists do not engage in dual relationships, inappropriate sexual behavior with clients or use clients for personal gain;
• A vow for collegial relationships;
• A Vow for Education to be competent in our skills and knowledge and also for IBP teachers to be skilled in their design of education programs;
• A vow of Confidentiality which includes students not sharing any of the personal issues of classmates outside of class.

In addition, teachers evaluate students on their ability to meet professional standards and ethics at the end of each course. This feedback is shared with the student and discussed individually as needed. Monthly teacher meetings keeps all teacher apprised of where students are with respect to learning content and to any ethical concerns. If there is a question of ethics including boundaries, a student may be asked to work on this in their required IBP therapy hours. In some cases, students may be asked to withdraw from the class until such issues are resolved. No student who has an action pending against their license is accepted for Integrative Body Psychotherapy Training and entering students are asked to verify that their licenses are current and valid. The IBP Advisory Board is final arbiter of alleged violations of the IBP Code of Ethics and makes all recommendations for correction and in some cases may censure and remove persons from membership in the IBP Community.