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Intermediate Certificate Standards

Unit Description

AIM:  To develop an integrated and practical understanding of Neurolinguistic Therapeutic Modelling, in its management, application and coding.

Relationship with Established Therapeutic Practices

  • Describe the place of NLPt in the wider therapeutic field
  • Demonstrate understanding of the principles of other psychotherapies which were used as a foundation for the development of NLPt
  • Describe theories on Human Development
  • Demonstrate understanding of Research Methods

Relationship with NLPt

  • Demonstrate a practical understanding of the change process
  • Use a range of interventions and modeling methodologies appropriately to generate desired outcomes
  • Describe how selected interventions relate to agreed overall outcomes and outcomes for the session
  • Gather information from multiple perspectives, using a range of questioning formats
  • Be able to remain outcome-oriented, track the client process and monitor progress towards the client’s desired outcome

Relationship with self

  •  Describe own strategies for maintaining optimum personal effectiveness, to ensure openness and commitment to client’s outcomes
  •  Describe personal strategies for the management of own physical, emotional and psychological boundaries
  •  Apply self-correction strategies to counteract own internal processes
  •  Demonstrate an appropriate level of confidence matched to current competence and an understanding of limitations of competence and experience
  •  Be able to recognize areas of personal development, to include receipt of constructive feedback, and take requisite action
  •  Demonstrate the ability to use supervision appropriately

Relationship with Client

  • Refer clients who are outside of own current scope of practice
  • Describe personal strategies for the management of own and client’s safety
  • Describe personal strategies to minimize intrusion of own map and occurrence of biased response
  • Demonstrate understanding and respect for the individual’s experience, personal beliefs and values in relation to their therapeutic goals.


Qualitative Evidence

  • Written answers to Human Development, Other Psychotherapies, Social Science 1 Workbooks
  • Mapped evidence cross referenced with Standards, to include examples from:
    • 2 Annotated Transcripts – 30 mins
    • 1 observed practice of – 40 mins
    • Correspondence with external Agencies
    • Personal Reflective Logbook

Quantitative Evidence

  • Evidence of Client Hrs
  • Evidence of Supervision Hrs
  • Training Record
  • Personal Therapy Record

Underpinning Knowledge

  • Nature and application of constructivism, and how it fits within the wide perspectives of psychotherapeutic theory and practice
  • Distinctions between NLPt and other psychotherapeutic approaches
  • Human development – infancy to old age
  • Social Science theory – an overview and relevance to the field of psychotherapy
  • Range of research methods, application and interpretation
  • Basic research techniques and their application to the investigation and evaluation of psychotherapeutic interventions from assessment to termination of treatment
  • Prochaska’s Change process and other recognised models
  • Factors affecting optimum effectiveness
  • Management of boundaries and recognition of possible infringements
  • Issues of client and personal safety
  • Criteria for referral
  • Purpose of and roles within supervision
  • Principles of effective feedback and role of feedback

Underpinning Skills

  • Delivering ethical practice
  • Self management
  • Selection and use of techniques and interventions
  • Personal reflection
  • Reviewing client and own progress
  • Use of modeling methodologies
  • Use of multiple perspectives
  • Shifting of attention
  • Working in the moment
  • Tracking client process