There are five Zoom sessions, taught by Certified Validation Teachers Nancy Brownand Heather McCoolwith experience teaching online.
In 3 interactive, online sessions (4 hours each) you will:
Practice person-centered skills, developing the basic Validating Attitude
Practice specific Validation techniques that create positive relationships and build communication
Understand the aging process and the different forms of dementia
Understand the various reasons for behavior of very old people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias
Experience the process of empathy and develop empathy with others
In 2 interactive, coaching sessions (4 hours each) you will:
Feel confident that you are using the Validation attitude and techniques, not lying, using diversion or redirection
Get supportive feedback on your interactions with older adults with specific ways to improve communication and the relationship.
Feel more competent in your ongoing relationship and communication with older adults living with cognitive decline.
Only 25 participants per class creates personalized attention and a safe space to learn. Participants are asked to video tape their interactions and upload their favorite to a protected, HIPPA-approved site. These videos will be deleted after the course is completed.
Participants in the course will receive an official Certificate of Completion at the end of the course signed by Validation Training Institute Executive Director Vicki de Klerk-Rubin.