WholeLife Authentic Care Education Program

Contact: Nicole Havrilla

To develop a solid foundation of FertilityCare Practitioners, it is imperative we offer a continued opportunity for education. WholeLife Authentic Care will provide local and regional training efforts throughout the year. Below is a framework for the education program.

FertilityCare Practitioner Program 

This 13-month program is the primary program for teachers. It provides education in both the basic as well as advanced aspects of this System. It prepares the practitioner to teach the Creighton Model System to clients. The are two education phases, two supervised practica, and an on-site visit.

FertilityCare Instructor Program

This is a seven-month program, open to persons with less than two years of post-high school education. It is designed to provide only basic education in the Creighton Model FertilityCare System. These teachers may teach only under the supervision of a FertilityCare Practitioner. The training program includes one education phase and one supervised practicum.

Creighton Model FertilityCare™ Practitioner Education Program

To enable individuals to provide Creighton Model FertilityCare™ services, with a holistic teaching approach and case management orientation.  This training will allow for independent FertilityCare™ practitioners to deliver these services with the highest quality.

Program Design
The 13-month program is based on an allied health educational model with both theoretical (150 hours) and clinical (200 hours) phases. The program includes two total immersion Education Phases (EP I&II) and two Supervised Practicum (SP I&II). This includes lecture, small group sessions, laboratory experience, drill and practice and supervisory input. 

Education Phase I
This eight day total immersion course covers:Reproductive biology as it relates to natural methods of fertility regulation, basic review of philosophical, psychological and behavioral aspects important both to basic teaching and using the Creighton Model System (CrMS), and an introduction to the theory and practice of a sound basic teaching methodology.

Supervised Practicum I
This six month clinical experience is a faculty supervised practicum allowing the new FCPI to develop the basic teaching skills to provide CrMS services.  During this practicum the FCPI will communicate with the supervisor to aid their use of the Standardized Teaching Tools and case management of at least 6 clients.

Education Phase II
This six day total immersion course covers:Advanced teaching aspects of CrMS, review of cases from SPI, conducting pregnancy evaluations, and advanced teaching, behavioral issues, and  business aspects. 

Supervised Practicum II
This seven month clinical experience is a faculty supervised practicum designed to complete the maturing and perfecting of the FCPI’s advanced teaching aspects and advanced Case Management. At least 12 new clients are required during SPII, for a total of 18 clients. **SPII includes an On-Site Visit with the supervisor in which the FCPI has the opportunity to demonstrate the development of their teaching skills in CrMS.

Final Certification Examination
Once the FCPI has satisfactorily met the requirements of completion of the Education Program, they will take a professionally administered final exam in the location of their choosing.

If you are interested in becoming a practitioner, please contact Nicole Havrilla at nicolehavrilla@gmail.com

**Upon satisfactory completion of the final exam, the new Practitioner will be required to become an affiliate of FertilityCare™ Centers of America, or join an affiliated center, in order to continue to order Creighton Model client teaching materials.