Questions About Certification Courses

  1. What is the recommended course order for Therapists?

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  1. What is the recommended course order for Coaches?

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  1. How long will I have access to the courses?

Any courses you’ve been given access to during your Certification period (12 months for Coaches and 24 for Therapists) you’ll have access to for life. 

  1. What if I need more time to complete the Certification past the two years?

We will have 3 or 6 month memberships available.​ for you to continue your studies, please reach out to for more information.

  1. Does the Certification Program offer any advice or resources about the logistics around running a successful practice - such as efficient ways to find clients, and other items for the business side of running a practice?

Yes, we address this in our monthly live call series called "The Business of Therapy" through the Real Life Membership, which is included with Certification. These calls address best practices for SEO, Website Development, Marketing and more. They are primarily led by RLT's Business Director, Vadim Fink.

  1. Do both Therapists and Coaches learn about trauma/inner child work during the Certification?

Coaches and Therapists start the same and can both be certified as a Coach on the Practitioner Directory once they have completed Practicums 1 and 2, as well as their mentoring groups. Therapists have the option of moving on for further training in Inner Child Work through Practicum 3 and the second Case Review. Terry talks about not doing Inner Child Work with every individual/couple and the focus for coach training will be more on deeper FOO interviewing - all still in the service of identifying and changing their stance within their present relationship.

This way we make sure that we are not in some way stating that we have vetted coaches to do trauma work that may or may not be in their scope of expertise. Some coaches have done previous trauma training but many have not.

The Family of Origin Deep Interviewing process goes beyond the Data Gathering Lens. We're looking closely at patterns, and how they experienced them, adapted to them in a felt sense kind of way. This can be profound  when done well.

Sometimes, Inner Child Work may not be necessary - either because a client won't do it, or the partner may not be emotionally safe to do it in their presence. Determining that is part of the decision making process in whether to do or not to do Inner Child Work and weather Coaching is required, or a referral to a Therapist. 

  • If you would like more information about our Certification training, you can download our full Certification guide here

👋 If you are excited and ready to apply to our full Certification training please Apply here.

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