Five of the Love Thinks programs offer instructor certifications. A Certified Instructor is someone who has either attended a live or zoom instructor certification training with Dr. Van Epp (or if attendance is not possible, then a purchased Instructor Certification Packet (ICP) includes a video Instructor Course that can be viewed–however, this option has some limitations to the quality of training and should only be selected if a live or zoom training cannot be attended).
The five courses that offer certifications are: PICK A Partner, the Couple LINKS Program, Our Home Runs, Home Run Dads (also certifies you for Home Run Parents)* and Ready & Resilient (R&R) for the Fight Spiritual Training Course *.
After certification, Instructors are able to facilitate classes using program’s video series or teach the program using the Instructor’s Manual. Instructors also receive discounts on participant workbooks.
The Instructor Certification Packet** includes:
- The Instructor Manual
- The Instructor’s Manuals are 100+ page manuals containing suggested group formats, extensive lesson plans with exercises and group activities for each of the sessions, and research and theory sections.
- Sample participant workbook
- Streaming video of the Instructor training course
- A tri-fold RAM to use when teaching the course.
**One Instructor Certification Packet per individual is required for certification.