Beth Bardovi IBP integrates the best approaches from Eastern and Western psychological, physiological and spiritual body-mind theories and practices into a highly efficient and effective somatic implementation model. IBP offers training, workshops and weekend intensives for mental health professionals, allied professionals, associates and the general public. IBP highly values and therefore incorporates personal growth as integral to developing the skills necessary to provide excellent therapy and other interpersonal professional services. IBP provides training in a non-invasive somatic model that treats the whole person, integrating body, mind, emotions, and spirit, enabling psychotherapists to do deeper more meaningful work in less time with more lasting results, and allows allied professionals and associates to develop an understanding of psychological complexity and compassion similar to that of psychotherapists. IBP experiential practices enable psychotherapists, allied professionals, associates and clients to break through archaic somatically maintained dysfunctional behavior patterns by reawakening and establishing fully integrated states of wellbeing, constancy and sense of self in the body. This can facilitate a transformation of consciousness at the core of our being.

Beth Bardovi
Director - IBP Central Institute


IBP Training Program

The IBP Training program provides an in-depth curriculum in which students participate in supervised sessions and case consultation. For even the most competent professional or associate, the training cultivates new skills and fosters a deeper understanding of themselves and others. Experienced and less-experienced therapists, allied professionals, and associates deepen their own personal work and learn to cultivate a refreshing clarity and confidence. Many students report profound personal growth and positive life changes as part of their training experience.

All classes are taught by IBP Certified Teachers, who are licensed to practice medicine, psychotherapy, and/or counseling. They are seasoned clinical therapists and lecturers. Each class has several teaching assistants. Teaching Assistants are IBP Certified Practitioners in the Teacher Training Program.

The IBP Central Institute in Los Angeles currently offers a weekend intensive training format, meeting one 3-day weekend in a month for a total of seven months in the academic year.

The IBP Training Program offers the same core curriculum with four tracks of study depending upon your specialization and/or interest.

Track 1 | IBP Mental Health Practitioner (3 Years) For licensed mental health professionals or individuals currently enrolled in an educational program leading to licensure in a mental health field. Offers powerful skills and techniques of cutting-edge, somatic-based pyschotherapy. Must be licensed before certification as IBP Practitioner can be awarded.

Track 2 | IBP Allied Professional (2 Years) For individuals interested in continuing professional development. IBP skills offer more personal insight and awareness, greater presence and mental clarity, and increased skills for working effectively with others, primarily in a professional capacity. Prerequisite is a master’s degree or higher or be licensed in their chosen profession.

Track 3 | IBP Teacher (3 Years) Students learn how to teach the concepts and practices of IBP and deepen their skills. Prerequisite is certification in Track 1 or Track 2. Students in this track are Teaching Assistants and become part of the teaching staff and advisors. Must be licensed mental health professionals.

Track 4 | IBP Associate (2 Years) A unique opportunity for anyone who wants to learn about the human psyche and to how to apply IBP concepts and practices primarily for their own personal growth and development. For more aliveness, enhanced wellbeing and skills to help to be more effective in one’s career, as a parent, and in personal relationships. Prerequisite is high school diploma, GED, or equivalent.

See IBP Training Program Catalogue for requirements and more information or call us at (310) 395-2117.


IBP is licensed by the State of California to provide Post Secondary Education and is certified to grant Continuing Education Credits.

2017-2018 IBP Training Program Catalogue.pdf

2015-2016 School Performance Fact Sheets.pdf

2016 IBP Annual Report for BPPE.pdf

CA Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education


Introductory IBP workshops are a great way to experience the power, sophistication and elegance of the IBP system in short, three to four hour group sessions. Each workshop presents IBP's unique approach to a specific psychotherapeutic issue, and contains both experiential and academic components. Space is limited, so reservations are required.
CEU credits available.

Find an IBP Introductory Workshop.