Complementary Support for Parent Consultants

We are absolutely committed to supporting our course facilitators who are also credentialed professionals involved in helping parents become the answers to their children. Once accepted into the Facilitator Diploma Program, qualifying helping professionals get access to our Practitioners Centre as well as regularly scheduled practitioner master classes with Dr. Neufeld. This is in addition to the case-study master classes that all course facilitators have access to. The Practitioners Centre holds a treasure trove of case studies and recordings of previous master classes, as well as a discussion forum and other resources, all from an attachment-based developmental approach. There is no extra charge for this support as we are committed to putting parents back into the drivers seat as much as possible. Helping professionals do NOT have to be in our Parent Consulting diploma program to receive this support.

Parent Consulting 2-year Diploma Program

Tuition $3600 CAD

There is an increasing demand from parents who have taken our courses, for follow-up consultation with helping professionals that is in keeping with this approach. We are interested therefore in equipping and supporting helping professionals who would be able to provide this service.

The parent consulting approach, pioneered by Dr. Neufeld in Canada, helps children by working through their parents rather than directly with children. Parents thus receive the insight and support they need to become the answers to their children.

entry requirements

As our training capacity is limited, this training program is currently only available for authorized Neufeld Course Facilitators who are independently credentialed helping professionals (eg, psychologists, pediatricians, social workers, psychiatrists, counsellors).  Course prerequisites include the Advanced Intensive: Becoming Attached, the Attachment Puzzle, and the Science of Emotion.

nature of training

Please note that we do not train or license anyone to be a practitioner, only to practice the Neufeld approach. This program includes additional master classes for practitioners, consults with our faculty, and supervised case study. Assignments include written case studies and presentations in our case study and practitioner master classes. As training resources are still rather limited, we are able to accept only a few applicants per year to this program.

listing as parent consultant

Following successful completion of the parenting consulting diploma program, individuals will be listed on the Neufeld Institute website as providing support for parents in the Neufeld approach.

more program details including application information

More detailed information and the application process is available through our Practitioner Centre on the virtual campus. At this time, the Practitioner Centre is only available to those who are currently enrolled in, or are graduates of, our Facilitator Program.