PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION IN QST MASSAGE FOR AUTISM AND OTHER DISABILITIES
The Qigong Sensory Training Institute offers four levels of professional development. Each level earns a professional certificate. Two core certification courses are offered: (1) QST Autism Parent Trainer, and (2) QST Autism Child Therapist and Parent Trainer. Courses are offered in several locations and languages, see the worldwide calendar for specific offerings. Advanced training and certification to teach the QST online and onsite courses is also available.
QST-1 - QST Autism Parent Trainer Who is this course for?
Individuals working in the autism field who do not have a professional license to provide hands-on therapy, e.g. school employees, autism parent training and support staff
Individuals with a hands-on therapy license who wish to explore the QST intervention before committing to therapist training
Be the parent of a child with autism and have completed the QST course for parents
OR– have a minimum of one year of professional or para-professional work experience with children with autism
Course description: This core certification course trains and certifies graduates to train and support parents in the QST Autism Parent protocol. It is a 20-hour online and Skype course. It does not certify graduates to provide direct hands-on treatment to children. Click here for a detailed course description.
QST-2 - QST Autism Child Therapist and Parent Trainer. Who is this course for? Therapists wanting to provide QST parent training and hands-on therapy to children with autism. Pre-requisites: 2 years professional experience working with families and children with autism, hands-on experience with children with autism. Course description: This core certification course trains and certifies graduates to provide direct, hands-on, treatment to children using the QST Autism Therapist protocol and to train parents in the QST Autism Parent protocol. It is a 40-hour combined onsite and online course. Click here for a detailed course description.
NEW Online QST Training course for professionals! In response to COVID-19 restrictions, QSTI is bringing QST training courses online. The QST therapist online training course is in development and expected to be available in August, 2021. We're also excited that our online course fees will be considerably less than our in-person training fees!
To receive an announcement when the course is available, please click here and send us a message now. Also, do keep an eye on this site for further information and course announcements.
QST-2a DS Therapists- QST for Down Syndrome. Who is this course for? Therapsts with QST-2 certification wanting to provide QST parent training and hands-on therapy to children with DS. Pre-requisites: QST-1 or QST-2 certification and clinical experience. Course Description: This is an half-day course providing onsite training in the QST Down Syndrome protocol. The protocol can be implemented either via a parent-training model, or via a parent training and direct treatment model. The course is offered as an add-on at the end of selected QST-2 courses. Click herefor a detailed course description.
QST-4 - QST Master Trainer Pre-requisites: QST-2 certification and clinical experience. Candidates are accepted on a case-by-case basis. Course Description: This five month course trains and certifies QST-2 graduates to train professionals in the QST-2 Child Therapist and Parent Trainer intervention. Click here for a detailed course description.
Qigong Sensory Training Institute (QSTI) is a nonprofit organization that developed and teaches Qigong Sensory Treatment (QST) massage to parents and professionals. We are the only source in the world that teaches QST massage, and only organizations and individuals certified by us are qualified to teach and treat. See the list of certified practitioners here.