3PGC Practitioner Application
Requirements to become a 3PGC 3PGC Practitioner
The point of this criteria is to establish that your work is connected to the body of work of Sydney Banks.
It’s equally important to establish your connection to the work of Sydney Banks with your clients. This allows us to keep the purity and legacy of this body of work alive long-term.
3. You have a professional Three Principles practice or an organizational role that is specifically and solely dedicated to teaching the principles
You will work with your clients under the basic premise that all and any problems or difficulties that arise in yourself or in your clients can be resolved by a deeper understanding of the Three Principles. No other method, technique, or approach is needed. A deeper realization of the Principles is always the answer.
This Three Principles practice or business is not combined with other services you offer. For example, a practice in which you provide services such as acupuncture or creativity training would not qualify. A practice in which you also teach or incorporate other spiritual or personal development methods or philosophies would not qualify. If you are running a 3 Principles based practice but are also running an additional practice based on a different psychological approach, that would be considered mixing.
4. You have spent a minimum of 2 years teaching the Three Principles in a professional practice or organizational role that is specifically and solely dedicated to teaching the Three Principles.
There are 3 Categories of 3PGC Practitioners:
- 3PGC Practitioner ** All currently registered practitioners will remain in this category unless (and until) they apply for the 200- or 400-hour category.
- 3PGC Practitioner with 200+ hours of Direct Client Contact annually (every year)
- 3PGC Practitioner with 400+ hours of Direct Client Contact annually (every year)
A.To qualify as a 3PGC Practitioner with 200+ or 400+ hours of Direct Client Contact, you’ve met the minimum number of Direct Client Contact hours annually (every year) for the practitioner level you’re applying for:
3PGC Practitioner with 200+ hours of Direct Client Contact annually (every year):
– Practitioners have a minimum of 200 hours of Direct Client Contact.
– Of those 200 hours, at least 150 hours were paid for through financial compensation, salary, grant, or barter. No more than 50 hours were volunteer or pro-bono.
3PGC Practitioner with 400+ hours of Direct Client Contact annually (every year):
– Practitioners have a minimum of 400 hours of Direct Client Contact annually (every year).
– Of those 400 hours, at least 300 hours were paid for through financial compensation, salary, grant, or barter. No more than 100 hours were volunteer or pro-bono.
B. What qualifies as Direct Client Contact hours:
- Coaching or teaching with someone who has hired you as a ThreePrinciples practitioner and not in any other capacity.
- Coaching or teaching an individual or in a group setting that takes place in a professional setting and/or capacity (for example: an office, public service facility, banquet room, retreat site, community center, rehab center, jail/prison/juvenile hall, scheduled walks, retreats, outings.)
- A session, class, or meeting that is arranged in advance. Unscheduled, casual or informal conversations would not qualify.
C. You may be asked to confirm the number of Direct Client Contact hours you have completed and to submit a verification log.
D. There may be a possibility that we contact you in the future to discuss or review the philosophy, model, approach, or focus of your practice in an effort to maintain the integrity and alignment of our 3PGC Practitioners base.
E. When renewing each year, practitioners will be asked to re- confirm that they still meet these requirements.
Being a Three Principles Practitioner means that we place ourselves in a position of trust with our clients. It is the Practitioner’s responsibility to ensure that they act in a morally responsible and professional manner and maintain professional boundaries. A Three Principles Practitioner should not engage in false advertising or unrealistic claims, demeaning language, violence, bigotry, racism, harassment, sexual harassment or inappropriate communications in person or through the use of technology and other means. A practitioner will do their best to listen to client’s complaints of mistreatment and to resolve any moral and ethical conflicts that arise. If these are not resolved to the client’s satisfaction, the 3PGC board expects that these complaints or unresolved conflicts be brought to the attention of any 3PGC board member. The board/Practitioner’s Committee will strive to resolve these issues to the satisfaction of all involved. The 3PGC board reserves the right to remove practitioners from our list due to what it considers serious ethical violations.
Read the 3PGC Principles-Based Practitioner Philosphy
Watch the video of Dicken Bettinger explaining the requirements of becoming an 3PGC Practitioner
If you downloaded and reviewed the requirements, and if you meet all the criteria and agree with the 3PGC Principles-Based Practitioner Philosophy (above), please order the 3PGC 3PGC Practitioner Application. There is a $25 application administration fee.
If you were a 3PGC 3PGC Practitioner, and your Practitioner dues has lapsed longer than 3 months, you will need to fill out the application and re-apply.
The annual 3PGC Practitioner Membership dues is $160.
If you do not meet one or more of the criteria, we encourage you to come back in the future should your situation change.
Thank you for your interest and support in bringing the Three Principles to a broader audience.