US Eastern Time Zone


June 16, 2024


6:00 PM - 9:00 PM/18:00 - 21:00 US Eastern Time Zone (New York Time) 

Taught in English

Price: $ 79 USD

Australian Time Zone


June 17, 2024


8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Sydney AU Time Zone 

Taught in English

Price: $ 79 USD

Course Description

For professionals and caregivers alike, supporting the growth of adolescents and adults often feels complex and difficult. As children go through puberty and begin fully exploring their identities while also striving for meaningful relationships, career direction, and independence, it can be challenging to find the right ways to support growth while also fostering the healthy maintenance of boundaries. The DIR/Floortime Model is a useful framework for supporting the growth of adolescents and adults, and can be used effectively to conceptualize challenges and develop intervention and support strategies. In this three hour course, participants will review the DIR model in the context of working with adolescents and adults, explore specific strategies for supporting the range of developmental capacities, and discuss ways of supporting some of the most challenging aspects of maturation, including sexuality, aggression/anger, critical thinking, and autonomy/independence.

Learning Objectives

1. Describe characteristics of Functional Emotional Developmental Capacities (1-16) in the DIR/Floortime model.

2. Apply the DIRFloortime principles to create accurate profiles of adolescents and young adults.

3. Identify 3 DIRFloortime strategies applicable to work with adolescents and young adults.

4. Reflect on the challenges specific to an adolescent/adult population (e.g., sexuality, aggression, autonomy) by applying DIR/Floortime ideas to support in these areas.


Hour 1: A review of the DIR model in the context of working with adolescents and adults

Hour 2: Specific strategies (and examples) for working with adolescents and adults across the capacities

Hour 3: Supporting challenges particular to adolescents and adults: sexuality, aggression, critical thinking, autonomy/independence.

Continuing Education Information

All participants can request a Certificate of Attendance documenting hours of participation and available professional continuing education credits at the time of registration. Please note that continuing education credit is only provided for direct seat time. Course preparation including readings, lectures, and mentoring is not included in the CE hour or credit total. This course is a live online course and participants must log in individually to the online classroom, following the instructions provided by ICDL and with their camera on, so there is a record of each participant's attendance individually. If participants join in a room with a group, each participant must still log in on their own device so ICDL can see each participant and verify each individual's login and log out of the online classroom. Participants must attend the entire course to get CE credit. Partial credit is not an option.  

Please CLICK HERE for Instructor Disclosures.

The course content is focused on a specific product or service (DIRFloortime®) and there will be no mention of other products or services. ICDL does not receive any commercial support for the DIRFloortime certificate courses.  If any commercial support is provided for a conference or event, it will be disclosed on the promotional material or webpage for that specific event. 

Continuing Education Questions?  E-mail

Speech and Language Pathologists

This course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Non-Credit Onsite Events: Continuing education credit is not offered for breakfast, luncheon, and dinner functions nor breaks, board and committee meetings, and networking events.

Skills Level: This Training is appropriate for occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, educators, and mental health treating professionals of all skill levels.

Important Information for Speech and Language Pathologists:

As part of your registration, you were asked if you want CE credits for ASHA for this course. Selecting "yes" is required for ICDL to process your ASHA continuing education credits. If you chose "yes", our Continuing Education Department will complete and submit an ASHA participant form on your behalf at the conclusion of your course as long as your attendance requirements are met

We also request that all participants complete a course evaluation form that is found on the course page.  This course evaluation is for ICDL and is used to help improve all aspects of our training program. Your feedback is valuable, and we thank you for your time!

If you have any questions about this process, please email us at

Occupational Therapists

DIR 341: Using DIRFloortime® with Adolescents and Adults

ICDL is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. PD activity approval ID #9493. This distance learning-interactive course is offered at 0.3 CEUs, intermediate level, OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

(Intermediate level, OT Service Delivery)

Non-Credit Onsite Events: Continuing education credit is not offered for breakfast, luncheon, dinner functions or breaks; board and committee meetings, networking events.

Skill Level: This Training is appropriate for occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, educators, and mental health treating professionals of all skill levels.

Please complete the course evaluation that will be made available after the completion of the course. 


ICDL has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6733. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. ICDL is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.  This course is available for NBCC continuing education credits.  The number of CEUs for NBCC is based on the number of "seat" hours for the course.  This course has three (3) seat hours of instruction.

Social Workers


International Council on Development and Learning, Inc., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0371.



ICDL is recognized by the New York State Education Department's Office of Teaching Initiatives as an approved sponsor of CTLE for Professional Classroom Teachers, School Leaders and Level III Teaching Assistants. Approved Provider Number: 23878.

Art Therapists

According to the ATR-BC Recertification Standards, ICDL training programs that are approved by one of the other national continuing education boards listed on this page, may be eligible for Art Therapy continuing education credit. These standards state, "CECs will be accepted for all courses or events that fit in the ATCB Eligible Content Areas and that are presented or approved by any of the following art therapy, mental health, or behavioral sciences entities: state licensing authority, national professional organization, or national credentialing body for continuing education credit." It is the responsibility of each participant to determine if an ICDL program qualifies or not. ICDL is not an approved ATR-BC continuing education provider and as such can not award ATR-BC continuing education credits directly.  However, we are approved by organizations like NBCC which may meet the above-quoted standard. 

music therapists

MT-BCs can claim credits for the course under the Other Continuing Education Opportunities category for recertification. Please refer to the Recertification Manual for additional details