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‘Just shoot me!’ – A Validation Method Short Story

Editor’s Note: The following short story was submitted to VTI by Scott Averill, CEO and co-owner of three Kansas-based older adult communities: Brookside Retirement Community (Overbrook), Wellsville Retirement Community (Wellsville) and The Fields of Brookside (a memory care home that offers a safe environment for six residents living with dementia). A few months ago, you […]

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Dear VTI Supporters: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

“When eating a fruit, think of the person who planted the tree.” – Vietnamese Proverb What a lovely quote, beautiful and powerful in its simplicity. And for the Validation Training Institute (VTI), so very pertinent. For VTI, a nonprofit founded in 1984, realizing that the fruits of our labor genuinely depends on you, our many […]

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VTI Assembling Worldwide Validation Speakers List

The nonprofit invites Validation Presenters and Teachers who have maintained continuing education and supervision requirements to join the new list, which will be shared with conference organizers seeking speakers. The Validation Training Institute (VTI) is taking a giant step to maintain quality in Validation training worldwide—while making it easier for conference organizers to find Validation […]

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Q&A with New Validation Support Group Leader

Editor’s Note: The Validation Training Institute (VTI) will offer a free, monthly online “Validation Support Group” that starts on Feb. 22 (5 p.m. PST, 8 p.m. EST). Today, we’ll meet Validation Teacher Odile “Olga” Lavault, who will be leading that group. For more information on the group, see the Validation Support Group announcement, or e-mail Validation Training […]

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VTI Launching Monthly (Free) Online Validation Support Group

Validation Teacher Olga Lavault is partnering with VTI to offer a monthly support group for Validation practitioners worldwide. Are you using Validation and having difficulties? Are you feeling alone in your efforts to use Validation? Are you seeking inspiration in your work with older adults experiencing disorientation? To help address these concerns and more, Validation […]

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