Most problem behaviour is rooted in instinct and emotion and is therefore unresponsive to conventional forms of discipline or behaviour management. Building on the foundations of the Intensive I, this course sheds light upon the profound impact of separation on a child’s personality and behavior, with special attention given to the problems of aggression, resistance, oppositionality, bullying, distractability, impulsiveness, anxiety, alarm problems, alpha problems, attachment problems, and more. When the developmental antecedents are understood, the path to effective intervention becomes clear. (Go to Course Page for full course outline.)


Course participants will view the online recordings from their own computers through our Virtual Campus and come together weekly in a Scheduled Online Class via Zoom to discuss the material and gain further insight from Neufeld Institute Faculty members, anchored by Genevieve Schreier.

All Scheduled Online Classes are recorded. If you can't fit a live class into your day-time schedule, you can keep up by watching the recording later in the week.

All registrations include eight months' access to our Virtual Campus which features Dr. Neufeld's video material, online support, discussion forums, study guides, supplementary resources, and much more. 

Suitability & Applicability

The prerequisite for this course is Neufeld Intensive I: Making Sense of Kids.

The course is primarily addressed to those who are professional involved with children but is open to (and well attended by) parents who are seeking to make sense of their children. No previous background or formal education in the social sciences is required although the ability to handle university-level instruction helps. Although the focus is primarily on children and those responsible for them, the intensives have also been found useful by adult therapists and marriage counsellors. Participants include educators of all kinds, parents and grandparents, behaviour specialists, counsellors, therapists, art therapists, psychologists, pediatricians, university professors, psychiatrists, family physicians, nurses, social workers, youth workers, ministers, care providers and foster parents.

This course is applicable to all settings and venues involving children but will be especially useful to those involved with children who have trouble learning and behaving. The course is particularly recommended for anyone involved or wishing to become involved in parent consulting or parent coaching, and is required for those seeking authorization as Neufeld Parent Consultants. The material applies to children of all ages as well as to adults, although the focus of the course is children and adolescents.

Time & Place

This course is being offered in a Scheduled Online Class format on Thursdays from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Pacific, starting with an orientation session on September 28, 2023. The class will run for 17 weeks with the last wrap up session on Feb 8, 2024 (no classes on December 21 & 28, 2023 and January 4, 2024).

NOTE: This class was originally scheduled to begin on February 2, 2023, but has been postponed to start on September 28, 2023.


Cancellation notifications received up until one day before the start of the course are eligible for a refund, less a $25 administrative fee. Cancellation notifications received after the start of the course are not eligible for refund.

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