(519) 575-5323

RDI® Professional Training Center in Canada

Are you interested in becoming an RDI certified consultant? We are proud to be the only official training centre in Canada where you can be trained to use the RDI model with families.

Classes will prepare you to work with special needs children and their parents and focused on the remediation of Autism’s core deficits. A combination of lectures, small group discussions, actual parent training sessions, video reviews and case studies will equip trainees to empower parents through meaningful engagements.

Course topics include:

  • Developing intrinsic motivation
  • Review of latest research
  • Customized assignments
  • Proactively addressing behaviours/obstacles
  • Training in Relationship Development Assessment
  • RDI® Program Goals
  • Autism pathogenesis
  • Dynamic intelligence
  • Consulting principles
  • Effective client communication
  • Our developmental & relationship approach
Come and join us, change lives and make a difference!

Download the Professional Packet here!

2021 RDI Professional Training Part 1A & 1B – 12 week course

FALL 2021: Sept 29 – Dec 22
1:00pm – 3:30pm EST

Winter 2022: Jan 26 – April 20
2:30pm – 5pm EST

(break March 30th)

Advanced Professional Training

Fall 2021: Nov 12-13 & 19-20
9am – 4pm EST

Supervision and mentoring of trainees work with 2 families will commence following completion of parts 1a & 1b. 

To book a time to chat with the Lisa Palasti, Director of Professional Training in Canada, email hello@mindfulguideconsulting.com or
call (519) 575-5323.

About the Director

RDI® Certified Consultant Lisa Palasti

untitled-drawing-44Lisa Palasti has over 20 years of experience working with children with special needs. Prior to becoming the first certified RDI® Program Consultant in Canada in 2005, Lisa worked in the school system supporting children with special needs. Lisa has held a variety of roles with RDIconnect® which includes supervision of professional consultants in training, co-producing webinars for professionals and parents, blogging and more. She is the founder and director of Mindful Guide Consulting and works with families across Canada from British Columbia to Prince Edward as well as the USA. Lisa is excited about the opportunity to bring the RDI® Program Training to Canada so that more professionals can be trained in this amazing program to better support families and improve the quality of lives of their loved one affected by Autism here in the Great White North.

Lisa knows firsthand what it feels like to be a parent of special needs children and the positive impact Relationship Development Intervention® has had on her family. Lisa began using Relationship Development Intervention® with her family in 2003, today her boys are both independent young men and thriving members of their community. She finds it tremendously rewarding work to empower and educate parents to guide their children in developing real world competency and dynamic intelligence. RDI® changes lives and builds minds – parents can make all the difference!

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