From this class students will:

  • Do clinical practice of Group Validation methods in between lesson blocks.
  • Supervision days are organized between each lesson block.

Requirements for certification:

  • show Level 1 certification (or the equivalent) in order to begin this course
  • take part in a training course
  • practice group Validation for at least 6 months
  • pass written and practical examination

Certified Validation Group Practioners:

  • can practice group Validation
  • can give support to people with Level 1 and interested people
  • can give short presentations of Validation for small groups

A Validation Group Practitioner is able to:

  • perform all the skills required of a Validation Worker.
  • easily recognize the stages of disorientation even when there is blurring of the stages.
  • form a trusting relationship with a disoriented elderly person and with each disoriented elderly member of the Validation group.
  • form a Validation group, select group members, assign roles, plan agendas.
  • work with a Validation team.
  • share his or her knowledge with others.
  • give family members tips on how to improve communication with their Maloriented and disoriented relatives (simple Validation techniques)
  • explain simple Validation concepts that will improve the family relationships and give both the disoriented person and the family member more joy
  • explain, demonstrate and give tips to colleagues
  • select Validation Team members.
  • evaluate the progress of the client.

The Validation Group Practitioner knows:

  • all the information required as a Validation Worker.
  • basic group work theory.
  • the goals of a Validation group.
  • the role of a Validation group leader and that of the co-worker.
  • how to involve other staff members within an institution.
  • the elements of a Validation group

The Group Validation Practitioner can demonstrate:

  • a successful and correct Validation group.
  • that he or she has satisfied all of the above.

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