Intensive III: Becoming Attached unfolds and expands the six roots of attachment and puts the focus more on adults than in the first two levels. The course is also a journey through Dr. Neufeld’s earlier theoretical development which created the puzzle pieces that ultimately came together in the six roots of attachment. The Intensive III is designed not only to provide deeper theoretical understanding but also to give the opportunity for more personal integration of the material. (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 as a group to discuss the material using our videoconferencing system. While individuals can take this course at any time on their own through our continuing education program, this is a unique opportunity to meet with others weekly and be supported by Neufeld Institute Faculty members, anchored by Marla Klyne Kolomaya.

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 prerequisites for this course are Neufeld Intensive I: Making Sense of Kids, and Neufeld Intensive II: The Separation Complex.

This course is universal in its application. There is not a profession or venue of application that is not informed by an understanding of attachment. People from all occupations, cultures and religions have been equally engaged by the material in this course. The best way to take the course is to come for oneself. 

No previous background or formal education in the social sciences is required, although the ability to handle university-level instruction helps. This course is highly recommended for therapists and is part of the core curriculum for our internship and practitioner programs. Participants have included parents and grandparents, educators of all kinds, behaviour specialists, counsellors, therapists, art therapists, psychologists, pediatricians, university professors, psychiatrists, family physicians, nurses, social workers, youth workers, ministers, care providers and foster parents.

Time & Place

Intensive III will run in a Scheduled Online Class format on Wednesdays from 10 am to 11:15 am Pacific for 17 weeks, starting with an orientation session on October 12, 2022 and wrapping up on February 22, 2023 (no classes on December 21, 28,  and January 4).


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.