This course includes:

  • 10 Group Meetings on Zoom (live), 3.5 hours each:
    • Large group meeting with a presentation of didactic material, examples and/or demonstration, and experiential practices 
    • Smaller supervision groups for sharing, Q + A, FOAT Coaching, and experiential practice
    • Short break in each meeting
  • FOAT Partnership (meets every 2 weeks at a mutually convenient time)
  • FOAT Online School: readings, videos, Guided FOAT® Audios, and other learning resources
  • 1 Individual FOAT Coaching/Supervision Session
  • 32.5 Continuing Education (CE) Hours (Purchased separately, click here to view)

Course Information


Level 2: FOAT Facilitation and Partnership Skills teaches the foundational skills for facilitating others in the main FOAT approaches learned in Level 1. Skills and methods include: FOAT Partnership, Compassionate Listening (Intermediate), Theme-Directed FOAT, FOAT Check-in, Clearing a Space with Arts, Inner Critic, FOAT with Steps, and Working on an Issue.

 A core practice within Focusing and FOAT training programs is the Partnership. Trainees will rotate partners to practice facilitating the fundamental FOAT exercises learned in Level 1. Challenges and blocks to FOAT/Focusing will be addressed. The training includes didactic material, videos, readings, demonstrations, experiential practice, FOAT coaching and supervision.

For information on our Levels 1 - 5 FOAT® Training Program, leading to certification, 
click here.


Courses that fulfill the prerequisite include: 
  • Level 1: Foundations and Approaches of FOAT
  • Level 1 equivalent at educational institutions
  • Permission of Training Director  

Meeting Dates and Times

In Level 2, all ten Group Meetings will be held via Zoom. For this training series, participants must attend 90% of the Group Meetings per level (exceptions may be made for extenuating circumstances with approval from the Training Director). To view the full 2023 - 2026 schedule of our FOAT® Training Program (Levels 1 - 5), click here.

Dates (2024): These dates are valid for the U.S.– please use the time converter to determine if the meeting dates will be the same for your timezone!

  • January 29
  • February 12, 26
  • March 11, 25
  • April 8, 22
  • May 6, 20
  • June 3

Time: 3:00pm - 6:30pm PT (Pacific Time) / Click here for a timezone converter


Laury Rappaport, Ph.D., MFT, REAT, ATR-BC

Doreen Meister, MA, LMFT

Grace Brillantes Evangelista, Ph.D., RPsy, CSCLP

Lynn Pollock, MA, LMHC, REAT

Marise Lariviere, LMFT, ATR, TCF

FOAT Faculty
CE Information

This course is approved for 32.5 Continuing Education (CE) hoursClick here for more information and purchasing. 



Partial scholarships and work-study are available for based on financial need.  If you are interested in applying, please contact [email protected] for an application by January 6, 2024.

Prices below shown in US Dollar (USD $)

Payment Options
Pay in Full
$1200, one-time payment
Monthly Payment Plan
$240/month for 5 months


Please register with your preferred contact email– we will be sending all course communication to the email address you provide. If you have taken a course through our FOAT Online School, please register with your existing account.
After you register, you will receive a course welcome email with introductory course information. Make sure to keep an eye on your Spam and Promotions folders! If you do not receive this email within 24 hours of registration, please email our Administrative Coordinator, Gaybi, at [email protected].

FOAT® Training Program

Learn more about our newly redesigned series

Click the button below to view more information about our 2023 - 2026 training series, including: program description and sequence, Levels 1 - 5 course descriptions, Group Meeting dates, along with costs and fees.