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.