Focusing Certification

Jeffrey Morrison, MA, Certifying Coordinator

Focusing certification demonstrates a level of learning and application, qualifies you to teach Focusing, and establishes you as part of a growing worldwide community of like-minded people bringing change to the world! With certification, therapists will become:

Certified Focusing-Oriented Therapists and non-therapists will become Certified Focusing Professionals or Certified Focusing Trainers.

Some of the many benefits are:

    • Competency as a professional and trainer who is qualified to teach Focusing in
      your own distinctive way. Teaching Focusing allows for an additional source of
      income and a way to market your practice.
    • A listing in the directory published by The International Focusing Institute (TIFI)
      for referrals for your practice and trainings.
    • Distinction within The International Focusing community as having achieved a
      standard of proficiency and understanding needed to contribute to carrying
      Focusing into the world in your unique way.
    • Belonging to a community dedicated to peace, wellness, healing, forward
      thought, and diversity.

Beginning the process

Most people will begin to think about certification during their second year of training. Before beginning the certification process, you will need to become a Trainer in Training through The International Focusing Institute. The first step of the process begins with contacting me and discussing your interest.

Three major components

There are several components to certification. The following is an overview of the process and expectations to provide direction while allowing your personal Focusing to guide how you integrate Focusing into your practice and teaching.

1. Mentorship with me (this includes three self-assessment sessions and the creation of a Focusing Vita)

2. Self directed learning, project formation, and completion

3. Bring Focusing into the world through your practice, giving talks, teaching and community building

More information will be provided to you during the second year program.