Profectum provides individual and small group tutoring for individuals:

  • who are in the beginning stages of learning the DIR-FCD model and want entry-level guidance implementing the model
  • who are in other DIR model certificate programs and want to layer learning experiences with our expertise
  • who 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
  • who require a specialized or advanced level of supervision (e.g., someone who is supervising others in his or her clinic, agency, etc.)
  • who want to continue with professional development independent of Profectum Academy programs

Tutoring is available for individual and group sessions in 6-month blocks from a range of experienced faculty from Trainers to Senior Faculty.

  • Individual tutoring offers a very individualized reflective experience for 1-hour per month.
  • Small group tutoring (group of 3) offers one 2-hour session per month that allows participants to learn from his or her own work as well as the work of two other tutees through reflective process and advancing skills. Groups will only be formed with demand

Why Tutoring?

Our goal is to develop your competencies as a therapist/educator 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;
  • and, reflect on what you learn about yourself while doing this work.

If you are, or become ready to coach others during the course of the program, we ask you to:

  • present video clips of a Floortime model session you facilitate, your assessment of other caregivers (parents, other providers, etc.) using the Floortime model, and how you might coach a parent to facilitate interactions;
  • define your goals and priorities working with child and caregiver(s);
  • and reflect on what you learn about yourself while doing this work.

How Tutoring Works

Fill out and submit the Tutoring Request Form ( link in the right sidebar ).

You will be asked:

  • the type of tutoring program you are interested in (individual or small group)
  • the level of tutor you would like to work with
  • the discipline you would like your tutor to be from and if you would like to work with a specific tutor
  • to share your prior supervision experiences and discuss what you would like to gain from the experience
  • to describe the children you are currently working with so that your tutor better understand the range of cases with which you work

We will review your request and coordinate a match. A tutor will contact you to arrange a schedule and you will receive instruction on how to register for tutoring thru the Learning Management System.

When tutoring begins, we will ask you 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 the 6-months
  • meet with your tutor as scheduled
  • prepare for your tutoring sessions:
    • send your tutor a description of the child, brief background, history, and a DIR-FCD model profile a week prior to your presentation
    • 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 Floortime model session with a child of any age.

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

Individual Tutoring

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

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.

If you are a graduate of or candidate in any of the Profectum Academy courses, please ask for a coupon code to receive the Profectum Academy rate.

Faculty Level Regular
Per Session Rate   
Profectum Academy
Per Session Rate
Trainer $84 $53
Assistant Faculty $117 $88
Associate Faculty $134 $108
Senior Faculty $150 $133

Small Group Tutoring

Six small group tutoring sessions / 2 hours per session* once a month / to be completed within 6 months.  * Please note that a 2-hour session is for a group of 3. The costs below are per tutee. Sessions are based on 40 minutes per tutee.

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 program.

If you are a graduate of or candidate in any of the Profectum Academy courses, please ask for a coupon code to receive the Profectum Academy rate.

Faculty Level Regular
Per Session Rate  
Profectum Academy
Per Session Rate
Trainer $67 $25
Assistant Faculty $100 $38
Associate Faculty $117 $46
Senior Faculty $134 $54