Recommended before attending the Level 2 Lifespan Integration training
After attending the Lifespan Integration Level 1 Training, therapists are equipped with the skills to begin using LI with many of their clients. However, we know that there are often lingering questions. Due to the amount of information that is being taught in each training, there will not be time to review elements learned in previous trainings. We want you to feel confident moving on to the next level of training! For that purpose, we are encouraging therapists to schedule a consultation session with one of our approved consultants before moving on to Level 2. Our consultants will happily get you up to speed with any details that were missed or still feel unclear, as well as help you case consult on the clients with whom you are already starting to practice Lifespan Integration. This session of consultation is not required, but rather is strongly encouraged. Please visit our website directory here: https://lifespanintegration.com/directory/cat/consultants/ to find an approved consultant and schedule with one individually.
In addition to consultation, therapists are also strongly encouraged to begin experiencing LI for themselves. Therapists who believe they may eventually want to become certified in LI should choose a certified LI therapist to work with. Experiencing one’s personal LI therapy from a certified LI therapist is one of the requirements to become certified in LI.
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, 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.
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.