DIR-FCD™ Model Tutoring Program

Program Overview

The goal of the Profectum DIR-FCD™ tutoring program is to develop your competencies as a professional in conceptualizing the child within the DIR-FCD model framework, setting goals for working with the child and family, implementing intervention strategies and the ability to think about how the a child’s intervention plan today impacts his or her future. You will present clips of the work you are doing and engage in a process of discussion and reflection.

To develop your competencies we ask you to present cases where you:

  • Present your assessment of the DIR-FCD model profile, communicate how you think about the child’s development and integrated functioning, and understand the family
  • Define your goals and priorities and monitor progress as developmental shifts occur
  • Reflect on what you learn about yourself while doing this work

Tutoring is for individuals who …

  • Are in the beginning stages of learning the DIR-FCD™ model and want entry-level guidance implementing the model
  • Are in other DIR-FCD™ model certificate programs and want to layer learning experiences with our expertise
  • Require additional tutoring before moving from one level of the DIR-FCD™ model certification to the next to deepen understanding and application of the model
  • Require a specialized or advanced level of supervision (e.g., someone who is supervising others in his or her clinic, agency, etc.)
  • Want to continue with professional development independent of Profectum Academy programs

How It Works

Tutoring is available in individual and group sessions from a range of experienced faculty – trainers to senior faculty.

  • Individual tutoring offers a very individualized reflective experience in 1-hour sessions
  • Small group tutoring allows participants to learn from his or her own work as well as the work of other tutees in the group through reflective process and advancing skills. Groups of 2, 3 or 4 tutees can be formed.
    • Groups of 2 meet for 1 hour
    • Groups of 3 meet for 1.5 hours
    • Groups of 4 meet for 2 hours

Things to consider …

  • Whether you want individual or group tutoring.  If you would like group tutoring, we suggest that you try to arrange your group.
  • The level of tutor you would like to work with (each level has a different fee)
  • The discipline you would like your tutor to be from
  • Your schedule(s) and availability
  • If there is a faculty member or trainer that you would like to work with you can contact them directly to ask if they would be interested in tutoring or contact beth.arena@profectum.org to arrange contact
  • If you need to locate a tutor please contact beth.arena@profectum.org. (Coming Soon … A database of Faculty and Trainers  interested in tutoring.)
  • You will need to be prepared to present active cases from your current caseload
    • If you are a parent of a child with special needs, you may not present your own child
    • Show a minimum of 2 children over the course of your sessions

Once you have confirmed your tutor …

  • Share your prior supervision experiences with your tutor and discuss what you would like to gain from the experience
  • Describe the children you are currently working with so that your tutor better understand the range of cases with which you work
  • Coordinate a schedule with your tutor
  • Your tutor will schedule sessions via Zoom. Links for all online sessions will be sent via email
  • Submit payment online prior to each session

Before each session …

  • send your tutor a description of the child, brief background, history, and a DIR-FCD™ model profile a week prior to your session
  • send your tutor a link to the video clip you will present and, if a small group, to group members too
  • during your sessions, you will present a short 3-5 minute clip of your DIRFloortime® session with a child of any age

Your tutor will provide you with individual feedback throughout the program.

Fees & Requirements

Individual Tutoring

Each session is 1 hour. It is recommended that 6 individual tutoring sessions to be completed within a 6-month period.

Policy on missing an individual tutoring session: The makeup of a missed tutoring session will be at the discretion of the tutor. With advanced notice of more than 24 hours your tutor may re-schedule a time that works for him or her. Based on scheduling, your tutor may or may not be able to re-schedule and will do so only once during the 6-month period.

Faculty Level Per Session Fee
Trainer $55
Assistant Faculty $90
Associate Faculty $110
Senior Faculty $135

Small Group Tutoring

Session length is based on the number of participants in a group. It is recommended that 6 individual tutoring sessions to be completed within a 6-month period.

Policy on missing a small group tutoring session: The makeup of a missed tutoring session will be at the discretion of the tutor with the option to 1) not make up the time, 2) reschedule at a time that works for the tutor. Based on scheduling, your tutor may or may not be able to reschedule and will do so only once during the 6-month period.

Faculty Level Group of 2
1 hour session
Fee Per Session / Per Tutee
Group of 3
1.5 hour session
Fee Per Session / Per Tutee
Group of 4
2 hour session
Fee Per Session / Per Tutee
Trainer $28 $26  $25
Assistant Faculty $45 $44 $43
Associate Faculty $55 $54 $53
Senior Faculty $68 $66 $65

Technology Considerations

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.  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.

Please contact – beth.arena@profectum.org – for more information.