The ITD Training Program
Whether you're ITD-curious or ready to go all in, there's an ITD learning program for you.
A series of ten experiential, practice-focused classes designed to give you a solid foundation for bringing ITD to your coaching clients.
We start by applying ITD to yourself: Learn who's in charge of your own Inner Team, who's been overlooked, and how this affects how you coach, and your ability to achieve the outcomes you care about most.
Part II introduces ITD coaching techniques, which you'll practice with other coaches. You'll practice working with the six most dominant characters and their balancing opposites.
You'll learn how to contract with your clients to use ITD in support of their coaching goals, and how to practice ITD safely.
Level two builds on the frameworks and skills shared in level one, deepening and broadening your ITD practice.
This advanced training will equip you with a broader knowledge of the characters who operate on the Inner Team, featuring in-depth profiles and practice with eight new pairs of opposites.
You'll learn how to work somatically with characters, to sense subtle shifts in energy as a guide to the dynamics of the Inner Team.
We'll also dive into the domain of relationships, examining how the Inner Team influences how we experience each other in intimate relationships, business relationships and coaching partnerships.
This intensive, small-group program is delivered over five months. It features extensive practice with both peers and clients, mentor coaching, group supervision, and much more.
Coaching from the Inner Leader
Level three is designed for coaches seeking mastery of the ITD approach.
In this practice-based program, participants will work with a minimum of three clients over at least six sessions of ITD-based coaching.
Reflection on practice occurs in small facilitated groups, to draw learning from real cases.
Mentor coaching and supervision build both confidence and confidence in deploying ITD safely and effectively in the widest range of coaching situations.
Participants contribute to the expanding ITD body of knowledge, through sharing their own character studies and case examples.
Qualified ITD practitioners become eligible for client referrals, and for expanded use of the ITD brand and materials in their own coaching practice.
Where does ITD come from?ITD was created by Paul Wyman, PCC. Paul build ITD on the foundation of a parts-work method called Voice Dialogue, which was originally created by PhD Psychologists Hal and Sidra Stone in the 1980’s. ITD maintains the elements of Voice Dialogue which fit the scope of practice of a coach, and blends them with coaching frameworks including Polarity Management and vertical development.
Is ITD the same as IFS (Internal Family Systems)?No, they are distinct practices. ITD and IFS do have similarities, however. Both systems see the personality as made up of distinct parts, and operate from the premise that there are no “bad” parts. Both systems emphasize the development of a coordinating presence, which is called “Self” in IFS, “Inner Leader” in ITD. The major difference between the systems is their goal: IFS is designed to support achieving the kinds of objectives a client would set with a therapist (for example, healing of early wounds, resolving trauma). ITD is designed to support achieving the kinds of goals a client would set with a coach (personal development in support of achievement of external goals). There are also some significant differences in techniques of how these models are used in session with clients.
Isn’t Parts Work a type of therapy? Can a coach use it safely?Parts work approaches (including IFS, Psychosynthesis and Voice Dialogue) all originated in the therapy world, and were designed for use in this context. They can, however, be used in an adapted form to fit the scope of practice of a coach. ITD includes clear guidelines about what client needs fall outside of a coach’s scope, and when a referral to a mental health professional is necessary. Following these guidelines allows ITD to be used safely and ethically by formally trained coaches. ITD is not intended to be used as a replacement for mental health services, but as an approach to help coaches support their clients in achieving their coaching goals.
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