Description of the Level 1 Lifespan Integration® training
Lifespan Integration® (LI) is a gentle integrative trauma therapy, corresponding to the present understanding in psycho- and interpersonal neurobiology (Siegel 2012, van der Kolk, 2014, Cozolino 2017)). It allows the integration of dissociated Ego States through the lifespan, based on the patient’s own “Time Line” from past to present. LI is indicated for adults as well as children suffering from attachment deficiencies, personality disorders, dissociation, anxiety, affect dysregulation and PTSD symptoms.
The level 1 Lifespan Integration training takes place over two consecutive days. Participants will learn about the history of LI and the fundamental principles underlying LI. The various LI protocols will be overviewed, and the first steps of LI treatment planning will be discussed. Note: Without full knowledge of all the protocols, which will be taught in Levels 2 and 3, in depth treatment planning is not yet possible.
Therapists attending the Level 1 LI training will be introduced to the importance of attunement, and will come to an understanding of why LI therapists must remain profoundly attuned to their clients throughout LI sessions. During the first morning participants will practice attuning to one another, and will learn some basics of LI treatment planning. After lunch the instructor will give a live demonstration of standard protocol LI, after which questions will be answered before participants begin with their first practice session. Over the course of two days, participants will watch videos of Lifespan Integration sessions and will see either a live demo or a video where LI is used for PTSD. Over this two-day training there will be three practice sessions where participants experience standard protocol LI from each of three roles: therapist, client, and observer. In order to receive credit, each participant must remain present during the entire training, and must fully participate in all three practices.
The Lifespan Integration training workshops are for mental health professionals.
To qualify to attend, a therapist must have a graduate degree in the field of mental health. The trainings are open to clinicians with MA, MSW, PsyD, and PhD degrees in Psychology, and to MD Psychiatrists. Any exceptions must be approved prior to registration.
Psychology graduate students nearing completion of their programs are eligible to attend the Lifespan Integration training at a reduced rate. To qualify to attend, students should be in the final year of their training programs, and must be participating in a supervised counseling internship.
Trainer: Dr A. Janner Steffan, Switzerland, certified LI Instructor and supervisor
During my studies in Switzerland and as researcher in the area of cell genetics as a molecular biologist in Cambridge, I enjoyed the scientific thoroughness, the persistent questioning of existing theories and the pleasure of ongoing discovery while keeping an open mind. After leaving the academic career in favor of my patchwork family with six children, Aïkido and meditation became a regular part of my everyday life. I started teaching in my own dojo.
After a three-year systemic education as a counselor according to Virginia Satir in San Francisco, supplemented by additional training in holding (Martha Welch, Aletha Solter) and family constellations (Bert Hellinger) in Germany, I opened my practice of the "clarification relationnelle" in Neuchâtel in 1995. From the very beginning, the knowledge and discoveries in the field of neurobiology were intertwined with the clinical findings in therapy.
In recent years, new insights in the areas of trauma and neuroscience enticed me to be trained by Peter Levine (Somatic Experiencing), Bessel van der Kolk, Stephen Porges (Polyvagal Theory), Ellert Nijenhuis (Dissociative disorders and psychotrauma), Luise Reddemann (PITT) and Peggy Pace (Lifespan Integration™). Since practicing LI, an important aspect of my work consists of promoting Lifespan Integration™. In 2014 I developed a systemic model of LI which permits trauma resolution for families, couples and children.
09u00 – 09u30 : onthaal
09u30 – 11u00 : workshop
11u00 – 11u30 : pauze met koffie/thee
11u30 – 13u00 : workshop
13u00 – 14u00 : lunch
14u00 – 15u30 : workshop
15u30 – 16u00 : pauze met koffie/thee en versnaperingen
16u00 – 17u30 : workshop
De training kost € 490 (- 10 % voor leden van BIP vzw) (= inclusief hand-outs, koffiepauzes en lunch)
Opgelet : € 570,00 € indien u betaalt na 21 augustus 2018, € 595 na 10 september 2018.
Klinisch Psychologe, klinisch orthopedagoge, psychiater of sexuoloog zijn, psychotherapeut (met een opleiding van minstens vier jaar) met therapeutische ervaring van minstens 10 uur per week.
AVC van het UPC, Campus Kortenberg, Leuvensesteenweg 517 in 3070 Kortenberg.
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