This special Advanced Intensive on Play consists of two separate courses: Play & Attachment as well as Play & Emotion. Please consult these separate courses for detailed descriptions of content as well as for the required prerequisites.

Time & Place

This Week Intensive will take place from September 29th to October 3rd, 2018 with a daily schedule of 8:30 am to 1:30 pm (includes 2 short 15 minute breaks, with time free in the afternoon to enjoy the surroundings and attractions of Berlin.

Travel & Accommodation:
Registrants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements.

Update January 31/18: 
Lodging is not available at the venue. Because the course runs during the Day of German Unity celebrations, we suggest that you book accommodation early.

 Please ask the registrar for more information or consult the Berlin Info Centre on the Neufeld Virtual Campus. 


The Advanced Intensive on Play builds on the foundation that is laid in these prerequisite courses:

At a minimum, participants must have completed Intensive I. This year, we are waiving the requirement of Intensive II, and will send participants who have not completed this course a session of Intensive II so that they have the background necessary. Given the short timeline before the live course in September, we will provide review material for those unable to complete Heart Matters: The Science of Emotion and Play 101 in time. That being said, it is our preference that these courses are taken in their entirety, if at all possible.

Course Tuition

As this course is being run in Europe, tuition is priced in Euros using the exchange rate as posted monthly in the Berlin Info Centre on the Neufeld Virtual Campus.

630 € - Regular Tuition starting April 1, 2018

490 € - Second Registration of a Couple

490 € - Neufeld Institute Facilitators/Trainees

A deposit of 150 € is due upon registration, with the full balance due by June 30, 2018. 

We are pleased to let you know that your tuition includes campus subscription until January 31, 2019.


This course is being hosted by the Neufeld Institute, a nonprofit organization with a world-wide reach, devoted to applying developmental science to the raising of children.


If a course is cancelled due to insufficient enrolment or other unforeseen circumstances, all registrants will have the option of receiving a full refund or credit.

A full refund will be issued for cancellations made prior to August 31, 2018. Deposits are non-refundable after August 31, 2018.