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DIR Floortime® Practitioner Training

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The DIRFloortime Training Program is open to anyone who wants to learn the DIR® model and DIRFloortime® principles based on respectful, meaningful interactions that are tailored to individual differences and promote functional emotional developmental capacities and reflective thinking.

The training is offered through a series of incremental practicum courses that are available both online and in-person throughout the world. The curriculum allows participants to develop essential competencies, so that they can apply this model in their own communities, as soon as they finish each of the practicum courses. Participants receive a certificate after successfully completing each practicum course and they are listed on the ICDL website based on their levels of competencies.

The DIRFloortime® training model efficiently and effectively meets the needs of those who want to start using DIRFloortime® principles in their communities, and make a difference in the lives of so many children and adults while being respectful of their interests and right for self-determination.

There are 5 levels of the DIRFloortime Certificate Program.  These 5 levels are as follows:

  1. Introduction to DIR (DIR 101)

  2. DIRFloortime Basic Certificate (DIR 201)

  3. DIRFloortime Intermediate Certificate (DIR 202)

  4. DIRFloortime Advanced Certificate (DIR 203)

  5. DIRFloortime Expert Training Leader Certificate (DIR 204A) OR DIRFloortime Expert Providers

 The Basic and Intermediate levels are intended to either be steps in the training process towards earning an Advanced or Expert Certificate or for parents, para-professionals, and professionals that will be implementing DIRFloortime, but not supervising or directing others in the model.  While most parents and para-professionals would not progress past the intermediate level, it is highly recommended that any professional that practices independently in their respective field or supervises others obtain either an Advanced or Expert level certificate. 

For details of upcoming training and application, click here.