What we call the Neufeld Intensives were originally week-long courses – five days of intensely attending to Dr. Neufeld intensely teaching the attachment-based developmental approach. There was no opportunity to put him on pause, one of the great advantages of our online courses. Our Intensives are now available in online format only as Dr. Neufeld is no longer teaching these courses in person.
Our three Intensives are referred to as Neufeld Intensive Level One, Two and Three. In these courses, Dr. Neufeld lays out the foundations of attachment-based developmental theory. Level One – Making Sense of Kids – unfolds the three conceptual keys that unlock the insights needed to understand our children from inside out. Even if individuals may have had significant exposure to Neufeld’s teaching, this Intensive is required in order to see the big picture and how everything knits together. Level Two – The Separation Complex – traces the most common childhood problems back to the epicentre of our emotional quakes. The implications are profound but self-evident once understood. Level Three – Becoming Attached – unfolds each of the six ways of attaching that are core to Dr. Neufeld’s comprehensive model of attachment.
These Intensives revolve around Dr. Neufeld’s lecture material, enriched by support sessions with faculty, supplemental resources, study guides, and discussion forums. Students can enroll at any time. If schedules allow, the optimal way of taking the course is through our scheduled online classes. Intensive One and Two are typically scheduled once a year and are supported by a team of our faculty, providing for the richest experience and exposure. Groups of ten or more can make arrangements with the Neufeld Institute to schedule a custom course with faculty support tailored specifically to that group.
Level One is the prerequisite for the Level Two which in turn is the prerequisite for Level Three. The Level Two Intensive is also the gateway to our advanced courses. Completion of all three foundational intensives, as well as Science of Emotion and Play 101, is required for most further study and support levels.
Please consult the EVENTS page for upcoming scheduled Intensives.