LEAP Practitioner Training Programmes
The first step in training is to come along to a 1-day LEAP Introduction to EFP/L Workshop. Participating in this workshop is a pre-requisite to training with LEAP, regardless of prior EFP/L experience, as it provides an opportunity to experience EFP/L from a client's point-of-view, before stepping into the role of practitioner. You can book your place today by clicking here
What is the LEAP Model?
The LEAP Model provides an integrative approach to EFL & EFP that combines both reflective and active elements to provide clients with an holistic and therapeutic learning experience. The LEAP Model is the result of extensive clinical work with aduts, young people and children. Over 1000 clients have completed therapeutic and learning programmes with LEAP and countless more now with over 90 LEAP Practitioners in the UK and abroad. Our teaching team are all mental health professionals with extensive training and expereince in EFL/P, they are all currently practising in the field with busy private practises and bring a wealth of experience to share with trainees.
The LEAP Model has a clear framework, providing practitioners with the tools they need to step forward into this work with confidence. The model is designed with creativity and flexibility in mind, making it possible to create therapeutic programmes suited to the individual needs of the client.
Training Courses for 2017:
The training in 2017 has been split into the LEAP EFL Practitioner Training and the Crossfields Level 5 Diploma in Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy: the LEAP Method (an OFQUAL Regulated Qualification).
EFP Practitioner Training 2017- Autumn course dates TBC.
EFL Practitioner Training 2017- taking applications to start in September 2017.
Existing LEAP Practitioners who wish to complete the Level 5 Diploma:
We also are offering opportunity for existing LEAP EFL Practitioners to bridge over to the Level 5 Diploma. This will require completion of two taught modules and some independent study. The first taught module starts in July, so if you're interested in being one of the first practitioners to have this industry recognised qualification email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll send the information out to you.
How is LEAP Training Different?
At LEAP we believe in high standards of training and regulation in the field of EFP/L. LEAP is the only training organisation to have received endorsement by the BACP (a leading professional regulating body in the UK in the field of mental health) for EFP/L Practitioner training as CPD (Continued Professional Development). We held this endorsement for four years until the BACP closed their endorsement scheme for all members. We believe we have continued to raise the bar for those working with the most vulnerable members of the community, by developing the Level 5 Dpiloma in EFP - The LEAP Method, which launched in June 2017.
We are commited to continuing to develop the professionalism on EFL/P and will be developing new courses for CPD and EFL training during 2017.
Unlike other training courses where you maybe in a large group, LEAP trains practitioners in small groups of 10-12. This ensures thorough grounding in all aspects of the model and allows time and attention for each individual trainee. In our experience, entering this work is a personal journey as well as a professional endeavour and we aim to support each person every step of the way.