The Level 1 Lifespan Integration training will introduce participants to the basics of Lifespan Integration therapy, and will provide them with the necessary skills and protocols to begin using several basic LI protocols with their clients.
Participants will learn to assess clients to determine which LI protocols to begin with, and how to know when it is time to move on to other protocols.
Participants will learn to use the LI Baseline protocol with a new technique called “bouncing cues” and with 4 limb activation to safely improve clients’ subcortical regulation, clear body memory of past trauma, and bring about a more solid self-structure in moderately fragmented and somewhat unstable clients.
In addition to Baseline protocol, participants will learn several basic LI protocols, all of which are ways to use repetitions of the LI Time Line to bring about neural integration and to clear body memory of past trauma. These include the LI PTSD protocol, the LI Relationship protocol, and a simple protocl which clears body memory of a single event (a past explicitly remembered traumatic event) .
Further LI training is recommended before attempting to use Lifespan Integration therapy with survivors of extreme early trauma and neglect, such as clients diagnosed with DID or DDNOS.
During the three supervised practicums, participants will practice using and experiencing the Lifespan Integration Baseline protocol. In order to receive credit, each participant must remain present during the entire training, and must fully participate in all three practices.
Statement about the Practicums during Lifespan Integration trainings:
Each LI training involves three practice sessions. Every participant is required to complete all three practices in order to receive credit for the training. Therapists who experienced childhood trauma and/or neglect may have undiagnosed dissociative disorders. Internal coherence (a “solid enough” self -system) is a necessary quality of every successful LI therapist. Dissociative therapists with histories of childhood trauma and/or neglect, who have not yet completed enough of their own personal Lifespan Integration therapy, can sometimes become dysregulated and/or highly activated while viewing and working with the early traumas of other participants. These individuals are not appropriate for our LI trainings until after they have experienced their own Lifespan Integration therapy.
Cancellation Policy: Tuition will be refunded in full if notice of cancellation is received at least three weeks prior to date of the workshop. For cancellations less than three weeks prior to the date of the workshop, tuition will be refunded less a $ 30 cancellation fee. Cancellations within 72 hours of the workshop will not be refunded.
The Lifespan Integration training workshops are for mental health professionals.
To qualify to attend, a therapist must have a graduate degree in the field of mental health. The trainings are open to clinicians with MA, MSW, PsyD, and PhD degrees in Psychology, and to MD Psychiatrists. Any exceptions must be approved prior to registration.
Psychology graduate students nearing completion of their programs are eligible to attend the Lifespan Integration training at a reduced rate. To qualify to attend, students should be in the final year of their training programs, and must be participating in a supervised counseling internship.