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 dates of specific offerings.
Course #: QST-1 - QST Autism Parent Trainer Target audience: School employees, programs with a parent training focus, individuals working in the autism field who do not have a professional license to provide hands-on therapy. Individuals with a hands-on therapy license who wish to explore the QST intervention before committing to therapist training. Pre-requisite experience: 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.
Course #: QST-2 - QST Autism Child Therapist and Parent Trainer. Target audience: Therapists providing parent training and hands-on therapy to children with autism. Pre-requisite experience: 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.
Course #: QST-2a - QST for Down Syndrome. Pre-requisites: QST-2 certification. 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.
Course #: QST-3 - QST Autism Parent Trainer Online Course Moderator Pre-requisites: QST-1 and QST-2 certification and clinical experience. Course description: This five month course certifies graduates to moderate the QST-1 Autism Parent Trainer Online Course. Click here for a detailed course description.
Course #: QST-4 - QST Master Trainer Pre-requisites: QST-2 certification and clinical experience. 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.