Profectum's DIR® Certificate Level 2 (CL2) Course Starts March 2024 Learn More


Profectum's DIR® Certificate Level 2 (CL2) Course Starts March 2024





Intervention Approaches



Denise Galford-Koeppel

Optimal Outcomes from WE

Denise Galford-Koeppel, PMC, LMHC, RPT™, CEIS
5 sessions | 10:00 - 11:00 AM EST | Weekly on Thursdays
Scheduled Dates: 3/28; 4/4; 4/11; 4/18; 4/25
Live Online via Zoom

Class Information


03/28/2024 - 04/25/2024

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You will be charged a non-refundable deposit of $ now. You will be charged $ 0.00 monthly from the course start date for a duration of  

Optimal Outcomes from “We”: Family play therapy and DIR®/Floortime to support young children with short social attention

Learn to identify families who could benefit from support to address children’s limited social interaction and play skills. Galford-Koeppel teaches us how to support caregivers in learning to understand their child’s focus of interest, the ability to jointly attend in play, and the creation of symbolic play. Various evidence-based approaches will be covered including: DIRFloortime®, Filial Therapy, Child-Parent Relationship Therapy, JASPER,  and Help is in Your Hands (ESDM). When clinicians and practitioners focus support on caregivers, the child can experience optimal outcomes of independence, connectedness, flexibility, and positive mental health. 

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will differentiate caregiver-child pairs who can benefit from application of concepts of family play therapy combined with DIR®/Floortime
  • Participants will be able to design activities to scaffold shared attention and joint attention during caregiver-child relationship therapy.
  • Participants will construct activities to support development of symbolic play skills during caregiver-child relationship therapy for children with short social attention. 

Who should attend?

DIR® practitioners of all levels, child therapists, early childhood educators, parents, speech and language pathologists, early intervention specialists, occupational therapists with a basic understanding of DIRFloortime®, basic understanding of child development.


Frequently Asked Questions

Cancellations more than 10 working days (Mon-Fri) before the start date of this program will result in a refund less a $25.00 cancellation fee.

No refund can be given for a cancellation 9 or fewer working days (Mon-Fri) before this program start date.

Requests for refunds must be received in writing via email to

In the event that this program is cancelled, you will be notified immediately via email and a credit will be issued toward a rescheduled program, or the entire submitted fee will be refunded without further liability on the part of the organizer.

If you require ADA accommodations or have a special needs request, please email at least two weeks before the program start date so arrangements can be made.

To make our training available to as broad a group as possible regardless of geography or time zones, Profectum uses video streaming and video conferencing as our standard technology tools. The course relies on you watching webcasts on your own and joining class discussions using video conferencing (Zoom). You will need a relatively modern PC/MAC and modern broadband internet access.  While Wi-fi can work if your home/office has excellent connectivity, a wired internet connection to your PC/MAC is highly recommended.

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