The Level 1 Lifespan Integration training introduces participants to the basics of Lifespan Integration therapy. Participants will be taught a way to assess clients and to make a treatment plan for LI therapy based on the client’s goals and the clinician’s assessment.
During this two-day training clinicians will learn several basic ways to use repetitions of the LI Timeline to heal their clients from past trauma and neglect. Therapists will learn how to stay attuned to their clients, leading them through repetitions of their Timelines while maintaining them within their Windows of Tolerance, a skill which is central to all LI protocols. Therapists will learn to vary the number of cues read, the speed at which they are read, and other specific feedback which can be introduced between repetitions to move clients back toward their WOT’s. The therapist’s ability to remain attuned during Timeline repetitions clears and integrates bodily memory of past trauma and brings about a more solid self-structure in fragmented and unstable clients.
Protocols learned in Level 1 include the Baseline protocol, the PTSD protocol, the Relationship protocol, and a simple Timeline protocol which integrates bodily memory of an explicitly remembered past event.
During the three supervised practicums, participants will practice using and experiencing the Lifespan Integration Baseline protocol. 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. To receive credit for the training every participant is required to complete all three practices. 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 LI therapy, may want to consider experiencing their own Lifespan Integration therapy before attending the LI trainings.
Cancellation Policy: To encourage people to NOT attend LI trainings when sick, we have waived our normal cancellation policy during the Covid pandemic. Anyone who becomes sick will be asked to stay home and will be fully refunded. If you are not sick but wish to cancel for other reasons, please do so three weeks before the training to avoid being charged the $30 late cancellation fee.
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, MS, 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.