INSTRUCTOR: Patti McCormick, R.N., Ph.D.

CONTACT INFO: Phone: (937) 475-5040 (text also available)  Email:


REQUIRED TEXT: Neuro Linguistic Programming Binder Workbook – Given first meeting of Course

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) is the study of various theories and skills to allow self and others to explore change for unwanted behaviors. Basic foundational guidelines, or presuppositions, will be presented, various styles of communication—understanding and communicating back in a particular style, techniques to clear past negative emotions, and re-install resourceful strategies. Limiting decisions, limiting beliefs, and conflicting values will be discussed in addition to techniques to encourage success with personal and professional goals.


  1. Define NLP
  2. Identify Verbal and Nonverbal communication
  3. Define and Identify Representational Systems
  4. Define Representational Systems as they correlate to eye movements
  5. List and Perform 3 NLP techniques to build rapport
  6. Demonstrate 3 NLP techniques to assist another person in goal setting/behavior change


ATTENDANCE:  Must attend 75% of total clock hours – eighteen (18) clock hours – up to 4.5 clock hours may be missed. The irst, 3 hours of the course are mandatory.  The learner is responsible for working with other learners in class to obtain material missed if an absence occurs.  Class meets from 9 am to 4 pm with a 1-hour lunch break.

OUTSIDE ASSIGNMENTS/HOMEWORK:  Learners will be required to submit three – 1-2 page –  Case Studies (due date)  Outline / Format for Case Studies will be presented at the first morning meeting. Homework must be completed on the appropriate due date. Homework must be typed double-spaced with student name, date, and assignment name on the upper right-hand corner. Each additional page must have the learner name in the upper right-hand corner.   Submit homework with a staple in the upper left-hand corner. No folders or paper clips. Homework not submitted in this format will be refused. All homework must be turned in prior to the exam date or the exam will not be permitted to be taken.

CLASS PRACTICUMS: Participation in class practicum is required to indicate learner can demonstrate learned skills and has met learning outcomes.

EARN:  At least 80% on Final Exam – 10 Essay questions

ASSESSMENT METHOD:  Successful Completion of Practicums and Case Study Homework / Exam

SCORING SCALE: Exam – Learner must earn an 80% or above to successfully pass the class exam.  Outside assignments are scored with the following scale: E – Excellent / S – Satisfactory / U – Unsatisfactory – Learner must resubmit homework within a 7 day period of the due date.


Class #1

History of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Definition of NLP, Presuppositions of NLP, Representational Systems – analysis and applications.                

Class #2

Verbal Predicates, Voice Pacing, Postural Pacing, Analog Marking   Ecology of Change Outcome Specification, States of Excellence, Hallucinations, Nominalizations, Truisms, Visual Squash, As If Frame.

Class #3

Associated vs. Disassociated States, Outcome Specification, States of Excellence, Hallucinations, Nominalizations, Truisms, Visual Squash, As If Frame, Associated vs. Disassociated States, Exam.

HOURS: 18 hours or 1.8 CEUs are awarded for successful completion of this class.


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