The Neufeld Institute offers a number of opportunities for further study for those who have completed the foundational Intensives, Levels I and II.
There are two Advanced Intensives currently being offered – Becoming Attached and Play & Emotion – with more topics planned for the future. We typically offer one or more Advanced Intensives per year. The focus of these courses extends to adults as well as children. In the future, starting with Parksville Becoming Attached in August 2016, registration for our Advanced Intensives will be open to campus members only. Please consult the website for scheduled courses.
For Intensive II graduates interested in facilitating Neufeld’s courses, we offer a two-year Neufeld Course Facilitator Diploma program. Core elements of this program include monthly consults with Neufeld faculty, master classes with Dr. Neufeld, and special training versions of the courses where certification is being sought. The Neufeld Facilitator diploma entitles individuals to be listed on the Neufeld Institute website and receive ongoing support via the virtual campus and master classes. We also offer abbreviated training in situations where agencies, school boards and churches are looking to get their own people certified to deliver a particular course. We are only able to accept a portion of the applications received. Typical entry point into the program is September with applications due in early August of each year. Please consult our website for more information.
For Intensive II graduates who are campus members and who want to master the attachment-based developmental approach but are not particularly interested in facilitating Neufeld courses, we offer enhanced versions of our Institute-scheduled online classes. These Advanced Courses are similar to our ‘training courses’ for course facilitators but without the delivery component that facilitators-in-training would receive. To qualify for this opportunity, Intensive II graduates must submit an acceptable completion assignment. This involves using the Intensive II material to make sense of a particular child as introduced in a brief snapshot.
Campus membership is $150 for first-time subscriptions and $120 per year for renewals when completed before the campus subscription expires. For more information about campus membership, please consult the website.
Practitioner Support and Training
We are very much in need of credentialed helping professionals who are equipped and able to provide individual follow-up to parents who have taken Neufeld courses. In order to facilitate this, we offer support and equipping to qualifying professionals who are also participants or graduates of our Neufeld Course Facilitator program. Complementary support is provided via a discussion forum for practitioners, regularly scheduled practitioner master classes with Dr. Neufeld, and by a rich library of previous master classes and case studies. In addition, we also offer a two-year parent consulting diploma program to qualifying candidates but only after completing the 2-year facilitator training program. The Neufeld Parent Consulting diploma entitles practitioners to be listed on the Neufeld Institute website as Neufeld Parent Consultants willing to provide follow-up support to parents who have taken our courses.
A limited number of faculty internships with Dr. Neufeld are available for prospective faculty who have a vision for furthering the approach and are willing and able to assume the responsibilities of training and leadership. Internship is by invitation only and usually reserved for those who have been involved in further study.