This 2019 Education Course is open to anyone who has completed The Introductory Course, or has done a previous year of this Course or equivalent, and has a reasonable basic understanding of the theory and practice of IoPT.
As a one-year course this is suitable for personal and professional development purposes, and, for those interested, is a first step towards practice as a professional. Competence and expertise take time, and an ability to practice as a facilitator/therapist of this work would probably require a minimum of four years commitment to their personal and professional development, so it is possible, and beneficial, to repeat the course.
By organising this course in this way it allows students who are interested in becoming practitioners to take their own time. It is not necessary therefore to do four years in sequence... i.e. a break of a year or two can be taken.
Each year is made up of eight 3-day modules, a total of 24 days, and offers a mixed learning environment of new students and continuing students. The theory and therapeutic method are complex and this learning format allows students to tailor their own pace, continually deepening their understanding through collaboration with those more experienced.
The educator for this course is Vivian Broughton.
We learn best by experience, so while the topics allocated to each module are given below... we will be covering all topics continually throughout the course.
M. 1: Basic IoPT Theory I - the psyche and identity
M. 2: Basic IoPY Theory II - trauma and survival
M. 3: The trauma of Identity
M. 4: The trauma of Love & the Trauma of Sexuality
M. 5: The Traumabiography
M. 6: The Method
M. 7: Perpetrator-Victim dynamics
M. 8: Putting it all together
The course will primarily involve personal explorations using the Intention Method, in addition to discussion and some presentations.
The day before each training module is a Ongoing Support Group day. This is open to past and present students and practitioners to do personal work with Vivian. The day runs from 9.30-6.00. The cost is £20 to attend (covers Centre costs and refreshments), and for those who do a personal exploration the cost is £100, which includes the £20 attendance cost (ie £80 for the personal work). See Regular Groups.
In addition current students are welcome to attend any open workshops with me for a basic cost as a further learning opportunity. See the Workshops page for more information.
Please note that it is not possible to make up any missed days or modules in subsequent years.
If you need further information on administration please contact Vivian.
*IMPORTANT: please be aware that at this time there is no formal accreditation procedure or authorising body. At the end of each year you will receive and Attendance Certificate certifying the number of full days attended. This may count towards already qualified psychotherapists' formal CPD requirements, and will be recognised within the informal international community of this work. It is the responsibility of participants to comply with the legal requirements of their own country in terms of the application and practice of this approach.
A collaborative learning environment means that we are all learning and contributing. The richness of Franz's approach is that he models an ongoing openness to increased understanding, experimentation and learning. Every person's exploration using the Intention Method is an experiment for the person, and always has the potential to teach us all more about our own personal situation, and about our professional involvement.