The Lifespan Integration training workshops are for mental health professionals. Participants must be licensed or certified to practice in the field of mental health. The trainings are open to clinicians with MA, MSW, PsyD, and PhD degrees in Psychology, and to MD's specializing in psychiatry. Any exceptions must be approved prior to registration.Graduate students who are finishing their programs toward a PhD, PsyD, MSW, or MA in Counseling Psychology are eligible to attend the beginning Lifespan Integration training. To qualify to attend, students should be in the final year of their training programs, and more than half way through their internships. Students pay a reduced rate, and should e-mail Peggy: ppace@LifespanIntegration.com for approval before registering. The beginning level Lifespan Integration training is experiential. During the training all participants will be required to practice LI as the therapist and to experience LI as the client. Therapists who have done their own therapy to heal any early trauma or neglect are entirely appropriate for this training. Therapists who have histories of extreme early trauma or neglect, and have not yet done the work to heal this early trauma, are advised against participating in this training. The beginning Lifespan Integration training will provide participants with the skills they need to begin using the basic LI protocols with their clients. After completing this training, therapists will be able to use LI to help their clients with attachment issues, anxiety disorders, difficulties with affect regulation, low self-esteem, and other issues which are related to a history of abuse or neglect in childhood. The beginning Lifespan Integration training briefly reviews the neuroscience of integration, and describes how trauma affects the encoding of explicit memory. Participants at the trainings are often surprised at the depth and power of LI, even when LI is experienced in a practice setting. The practicum sessions are supervised by experienced LI therapists, assuring that these therapy sessions are very powerful and positive experiences for most therapists attending. Dissociative therapists are likely to have more trouble during the practices than those therapists who may have experienced some early trauma and neglect, and yet are able to recall memories for most years of their lives. Therapists who are quite dissociative should be aware that during their practicum experience as client, some of their unresolved traumatic memories may become activated. Prior to the training each participant will be asked to prepare a list of at least one memory per year beginning with his or her earliest memory and continuing all the way to the present. Therapists who find they have no memories prior to age four, and therapists who have spans of two or more years during their life for which they have no memory recall are probably not suitable for this training until after they have done some of their own integrative healing work.
Advanced Lifespan Integration workshops are for therapists who have completed the Beginning LI training. It is recommended (but not required) that therapists have some experience using Lifespan Integration therapy with their clients before attending the advanced LI training.
The Advanced Lifespan Integration training is designed to provide participants with the skills they need to begin using the Lifespan Integration Birth to Present protocol to treat clients who experienced early trauma and neglect, and who suffer from a variety of disorders including the inability to regulate their emotion, attachment disorders, and dissociative identity disorder. Clinicians will also learn how to use the Lifespan Integration PTSD protocol.
This training will go over the mechanisms involved in neural integration and attachment. Workshop participants will be shown how the LI birth to present protocol can be used to improve a clientís ability to manage and regulate emotion. Clinicians will learn how to optimize neural plasticity to maximize change at the level of neurons. Therapists will learn how to heal various complex psychological disorders which have at their root incomplete neural integration. Participants will be shown how Lifespan Integration therapy integrates the split off emotional and somatic material of clients who have histories of extreme trauma and neglect. Clinicians will also learn how the Lifespan Integration attachment repair process is used to change the attachment style of clients with various attachment disorders.
Mental health clinicians who have had experience working with DID clients and with clients who were abused or neglected in childhood will find that LI offers them a gentle and non-intrusive way of healing these individuals without re-traumatizing them. Case examples will be discussed, and DVDís will be shown to demonstrate the effectiveness of Lifespan Integration when used with clients who have histories of complex trauma.
Click on the "Upcoming LI Trainings" page, and then select either "Beginning Level LI" or "Advanced Level LI". There is a button below the workshop description which will take you to the online registration page. Workshops with no button are being organized by other individuals or organizations. For these workshops, contact the organizing entity.
If you prefer to register by mail and pay by check, you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request a registration form. If you do not have access to e-mail, you can request a registration form from Lifespan Integration, LLC; PO Box 651; Roslyn, WA, 98941-0651, or leave a phone message with your request and mailing address at 509-674-2343.
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, but can apply to any Lifespan Integration training offered within the next two years.
ADA accommodations will be made in accordance with the law. If you require ADA accommodations, please indicate what your needs are at the time of registration.