The IFTCC Learning Competency Framework

Below is the IFTCC Competency Framework Circle . Notice that at the centre of the framework is “SAFE-T”. This acronym stands for ‘Sexual Attraction Fluidity Exploration in Therapy’ developed by the Alliance for Therapeutic Choice and Scientific Integrity in 2016. Our competency framework exists to train people in this important protocol. But note SAFE-T is not a therapy – it is a protocol, helping counsellors and therapists who work non-directively to explore the issues around sexual fluidity, and how these impact on our lives.

Note that the Competency Framework Circle© has three learning Domains and these are explored at three levels: Basic (A) or beginner, Intermediate (B) and Advanced (C).

IFTCC Competency Framework Circle©

The IFTCC Competency Framework Flowchart©

The IFTCC Competency Framework Flowchart© explains the full range of competencies in greater detail.

The Learning Content of the IFTCC Learning Community Platform

We refer to the presentations offered at the October 2022 Conference as the 2022-2023 Curriculum. As we are able, other conference years (2021-2022; 2020-2021) will be added to the curricula, thus increasing the range of teaching material available.

Completing the 2022-2023 Curriculum

Those rising to the challenge of undertaking the IFTCC training by covering the 2022-2023 curriculum, have until September 30, 2023 to complete the curriculum. Because it will be impossible to attend all the sessions provided at the October 2022 conference, recordings of the sessions will be made available in the Learning Platform by late November 2022. Completion requires that the test questions are satisfactorily completed. If you are not satisfied, wish to change any answer, or have answered incorrectly, simply resubmit your test answers. Test dates will be given by which test answers should be submitted in order to meet the 30 September 2023 deadline. Feedback will be provided enabling participants to rethink their answers where necessary.

Who Makes the Rules About Awards?

The IFTCC Education and Training Council, led by Professor Carolyn Pela and Dr Mike Davidson, will take advice from members serving on this Council, regarding the structure and content of future awards. The Programme Specifications Document will fully explain the IFTCC Recognised Provider Programme, the rules for engagement with the IFTCC curricula, complaints and grievances procedures and admission rules for the IFTCC’s Learning Community Platform. The Education and Training Council reports directly to the full board of the IFTCC Executive Council.

What are the Aims of IFTCC Learning and Recognised Provider Programme?

1. To provide further training for qualified counsellors and psychotherapists seeking to upskill their existing knowledge in the field.

2. To provide specific knowledge, current best-practise, research findings and understanding of the field of counselling and psychotherapy for those seeking to leave LGBT identities and practices.

3. To provide pastoral carers and persons of other helping disciplines with a structured approach to care, including the knowledge of when to refer persons to mental health professional services.

* The IFTCC does not seek to certify persons seeking qualifications in counselling or psychotherapy.