The IFT training program puts Focusing-oriented therapy within the context of neuroscience, trauma-informed therapy, and depth psychology.
This program trains therapists to help clients discover their way forward through an embodied experiential process that flows naturally. It relies heavily on experiential practice to develop clinical skills such as deep listening, felt-sensing, moment-by-moment attention to process, self-regulation, and co-regulation.
It is a creative environment in which trainees grow by integrating their professional and personal experiences into their own unique style.
The program leads to certification as a Focusing-Oriented Therapist (FOT).
Until 2022, this training program was based on a traditional two-year format, in which all trainees had to take classes at the same time. We have now redesigned the program to be much more flexible:
- The program is made up of several modules. You can take individual modules as you wish (provided that you satisfy the module’s requirements).
- You do not have to commit to taking the whole training program. We welcome people who want to take specific courses as well as people who train for certification as FOT.
- Modules are either Level 1 or Level 2. Before taking a Level 2 module, you need to have taken the corresponding Level 1 module.
- Once you have completed all the requirements, you qualify for certification.
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