The Clean Language Facilitator (CLF) program prepares you to competently use David Grove’s Clean Language to facilitate Symbolic Modeling sessions using Penny Tompkins and James Lawley’s Frameworks for Change model. This technique is metaphor-focused and is more flexible, strategy-directed, and generally goes deeper with more complex material than the spatial clean processes used by the Clean Space Facilitator (CSF).
The CLF Program – Outline
There are three elements of the CLF program: two courses to be taken in-person, a multi-part competency assessment, and post-session coaching of your practice with clients.
Requirements for CLF certification should be completed with 12 months of taking the second course.
I. Required Courses
|Introduction to Clean Language and Symbolic Modeling||Basics Part One: Facilitating Clarity||(4 days/22 instructional hours)|
|Introduction to Clean Language and Symbolic Modeling||Basics Part Two: Facilitating Change||(4 days/22 instructional hours)|
Prerequisite: You must be a helping or healing professional or currently enrolled in a program to certify you as one. Examples: counselor, therapist, pastoral counselor, hospice chaplain, drug and addiction counselor, coach, hypnotherapist, etc.
Curriculum: Includes the 12+ Clean Language questions and strategies for working with internalized metaphors as prescribed by Tompkins and Lawley’s Frameworks for Change model. See for details.
These courses are the only elements of the certification process eligible for NBCC hours. See Trainings page for more details.
You are asked to demonstrate competency with Clean Language and Symbolic Modeling by facilitating four sessions ranging from 10-50 minutes in length. Assessments for this competency-based model of certification are designed to be able to be completed long distance.
III. Post-session coaching
Once your demonstration of competency for Steps #1-4 have been assessed and accepted, you will have 9 hours of phone/Internet meetings during which your trainer will review 12 sessions with you. S/he will give you support and suggestions as you apply what you have learned in the course work to working with your clients. Your trainer is there to help you in the early days when you might wonder, “What could I have asked when my client said…?”
When you have successfully completed the program’s requirements, you will receive a Certificate of Completion identifying you as a Clean Language Facilitator (CLF). You will be eligible to be listed on Gina Campbell’s Mining Your Metaphors website listing of certificate holders with a link to your contact information at no additional charge.
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