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5 days L2 Training
5 days L2 Training

In this official (#685) L2 IFS training, with 2 Lead Trainers, Ann Synko and Michael Elkin,  you complete a Level 2 in a 5day training on Depression, Anxiety and Shame. 
The training will take place from 2-6 November 2021, at Ericeira, 20minutes from Lisbon,  retreat mode. 
It will be a 3rd edition for a Level 2 in Portugal.

Please note:The training is planned to take place in person at Ericeira, 20minutes from Lisbon,  retreat mode.
However and given the pandemic times we all go through, we eventually should be forced to shift into online mode


Michael Elkin is founder and director of the Center for Collaborative Solutions in Newton and Salem MA. He has been practicing therapy for over thirty years, and has presented training workshops throughout the US and in many other countries. He has developed innovative ways of understanding and treating addictive and compulsive behavior, and is currently most interested in the building and maintenance of successful relationships. His is the author of Families Under the Influence, and several articles.

I focus my work on the relationships of my clients, and help them heal the parts of them that generate problems in these relationships. I also work with the parts of clients that interfere with their peace by triggering phobias, migraines, auto immune reactions, addictions, rage, anxiety, and other discomforts.
I also train and consult to people who are interested in becoming more skillful at accomplishing the above
Specialties: High conflict couples, phobia, somatic issues, aftermath of trauma, addiction, eating disorders, cynicism

Ann L. Sinko, LMFT has 20 years of clinical experience and is licensed marriage and family therapist in Connecticut. She is in private practice and has been teaching as a adjunct Professor in the Marriage and family therapy program at Central CT State University for 10 years. She has integrated IFS theory and technique in all facets of her creative work with families, couples, individuals and groups. She establishes a safe environment in which clients experience unconditional acceptance. She has a background in gestalt therapy and psychodrama and uses sandtray therapy in her work. Ann is passionate about teaching and believes that theory is best integrated though experiential learning. She brings has a down to earth, concrete style along with a sense of humor to her teaching. Ann is a seasoned world traveler, loves the outdoors and is a avid gardener

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Venue & Accommodation

This retreat-style Level2 training will take place at Ericeira, 20 minutes from Lisbon.

terraço ericeira

Here a video of the Venue
Here a video of the Village

Accommodation and Meals
Accomodation and meals are not included in the price of tuition.
A list of local cheaper accommodation in the village and around the Hotel will be provided on request.
Rooms at Hotel Vila Galé depending on season goes from 60€/ night ( 35€ if sharing) up to 110€.  Contacts to Vila Gale Ericeira Hotel here 


This Training can be attended by undergraduate students, graduate and registered mental health professionals.

Early Bird if fully paid Until 10th September: 2000 USD 
After 10th September: 2100 USD 

Portugal Residents
Early Bird if fully paid Until 10th September:  1600 USD
After  10th September:  1700 USD

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WARNING: Given the Pandemic times we all go through, we will wait until a couple of months before the date to see if its possible to keep this training as retreat/ in-person training. If Health authorities mantain the restrictions to travelling and group gathering, we will have to shift to online

Deposit: A non-refundable deposit of 500€  will secure your place.
In the event of withdrawal from the training once the course has commenced, the full fee is non-refundable.
Final full payment deadline: 4th October 2021

Payment plans: contact construtivistas@sppc.org.pt

Cancellations: cancellations received 15 working days prior the first day of the event will receive a refund of registration fees less an administration charge of 20% of the event fee - only if your space can be filled. 
Cancellations made after are liable for the full registration fee.
This Level 1 course consist of two separate 6-day sessions – a total of 84 hours of training.
Note that you need to attend all training days in order to complete Level 1 training.

Accommodation and Meals
Please note that accomodation and meals not included in tuition.
Every morning by 11am, a cofre-break with beverages and snacks will be served.

Participants Interested

Cathy Wright
Ela Cullen
Debora coutinho
Paul Koshla
Katie Fox
Fran Hubbard
David  Grant Smith
Louise O Mahony - IRL
Mary O Callaghan - IRL
Laurentiu Nicolae Costrut -
Joe Donnelly 
Carolina Abreu 

Participants Registering

Ana Rita Ferreira - Portugal-
Ana Luisa Rosa
Catherine Hondorp
Rumyana Georgieva - Bulgaria
Soulla  Demetriou

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