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 the two day training clinicians will learn several basic LI protocols, and a skill which is central to all LI protocols: how to stay attuned to clients while leading them through repetitions of their Timelines. By varying the speed at which cues are read and the number of cues read per repetition therapists learn to maintain clients within their windows of tolerance. The therapist’s attunement during Timeline repetitions clears and integrates bodily memory of past trauma and brings about a more solid self-structure in moderately fragmented and somewhat 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. 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 LI therapy, may want to consider experiencing their own Lifespan Integration therapy before attending the LI trainings.
Cancellation Policy: Tuition will be refunded in full if notice of cancellation is received at least three weeks prior to the first day of the training. For cancellations less than three weeks prior to the first day of the training, tuition will be refunded less a $ 30 cancellation fee. Cancellations within 72 hours of the training 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.