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Training & Certification

General Information

The IRT and IRC Certification process is a 250 hour training process comprised of 3 four-day retreats, 2 Weekend Workshops, an 8 week mindfulness course, and 10 hours of individual supervision with faculty. In the course of this training participant will:

  • Developing a deeper understanding of the intricacies of romantic partnership and the causes and implications of relational distress in marriage
  • Understanding of the research behind the cross-cultural application of couple therapy
  • Learn the Existential Humanist roots of IRT, and its connection to Relational Mindfulness
  • Learn the integration of the leading couple therapy approaches including: Emotionally
  • Focused Therapy, Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, The Psychobiological
  • Approach to Couple Therapy, Relational Neurobiology and CBT
  • Develop a core theory and the practical application of IRT.

Comments from earlier trainees

Monica's integrated approach for a deeper sense of honesty and empowerment for me as a person and as a therapist. After being treated for depression for most of my life. This training was the first place that was safe enough to feel normal. I felt empowered.
Steven has a gift for making the complex feel simple. I like his relatable examples and the connections to neuroscience. This was very powerful in helping me engage better with my male clients (and my husband). I felt like I ended up with a powerful and usable toolbox.
Having Amy as a trainer is a life changing experience. It opens up new ways of looking at the world both personally and professionally. My clients have benefited, my relationship has benefited. I wouldn't have missed this for the world.
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