Description of the Level 1 Lifespan Integration training

The level 1 Lifespan Integration training takes place over two consecutive days. Participants will learn about the history of LI and the fundamental principles underlying LI.  The various LI protocols will be overviewed, and the first steps of LI treatment planning will be discussed. Note: Without full knowledge of all the protocols, which will be taught in Levels 2 and 3, in depth treatment planning is not yet possible.

Therapists attending the Level 1 LI training will be introduced to the importance of attunement, and will come to an understanding of why LI therapists must remain profoundly attuned to their clients throughout LI sessions.  During the first morning participants will practice attuning to one another, and will learn some basics of LI treatment planning. After lunch the instructor will give a live demonstration of the LI Baseline protocol, after which questions will be answered before participants begin with their first practice session. Over the course of two days, participants will see either a live demo or a video where LI is used for PTSD.  Over this two day training there will be three practice sessions where participants experience the LI Baseline protocol from each of three roles: therapist, client, and observer.  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.

Upcoming Level 1 Trainings

Cost of training

Early registration rate (paid 3 weeks or more in advance of training dates):

  • Full – $450
  • Students and those taking Level 1 for a second time – $375

Full rate – after early registration deadline:

  • Full – $490
  • Students and those taking Level 1 for a second time – $415

Workshop Tuition includes Peggy Pace’s book:
Lifespan Integration: Connecting Ego States through Time

Continuing Education

14.5 Clock hours through NBCC