Before attending the Level 2 Lifespan Integration training
Therapists are encouraged to begin using LI with some of their clients immediately after attending the Level 1 Lifespan Integration training. One supervision session from an approved LI consultant is required before attending the Level 2 Lifespan Integration training. We recommend that therapists receive at least one session of the LI Baseline protocol from a certified LI therapist before taking the Level 2 training. The Baseline session is not required at this point, but will be required prior to attending the Level 3 LI training.
Description of the Level 2 Lifespan Integration training
During the Level 2 training participants will learn:
- To use LI Standard protocol and its variations to resolve specific traumas in the Timeline while meeting the previously unmet needs of younger ego states.
- To use variations of the LI Baseline protocol to increase the client’s capacity to move toward and to stay within their Window of Tolerance (WOT).
- To use variations of the LI Baseline protocol to engage the self-organizing capacities of the individual client, allowing their self-system to sort through and release no longer needed survival strategies originally developed to defend against early trauma and neglect.
- More about assessment and treatment planning – How to use the LI protocols learned in Levels 1 and 2 to create treatment plans which will increase each individual client’s integration and body-mind coherence.
Over this two day training there will be three supervised practice sessions where participants practice and experience LI Standard 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 LI therapy, may want to consider experiencing their own Lifespan Integration therapy before attending the LI trainings.
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.
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.