Types of Instructional Activities and Materials
The materials and requirements that make up this training have been taught and have evolved over years in the classroom and through a modified distance learning format. They were developed to appeal to numerous learning styles: Hands-on learning, textual learning, auditory learning and visual learning. This multi-sensory approach to training strengthens retention and makes this training enjoyable and very effective.
Students complete the ten modules of this program via
distance learning. Each module consists of 2 lessons. Online text, visual materials, audio materials and hands-on experience make up each module.
Students will access text material online. They will be required to read each chapter and complete a set of questions based on the material. Students will listen to an audio file that accompanies each chapter, discussing the written material more in-depth. For a more big-picture understanding of the written material, students will complete the missing elements in a visual overview of the material.
Students will be required to document 3 hands-on “sessions” of training with each chapter, starting with chapter 4. This will be an auditory demonstration of guiding someone with the elements of mental training. This demonstrates a students understanding of training tools taught and practices them in effectively using the tool with people they will help. Practicing therapists have often offered to current clients the opportunity to be a recipient of these sessions.
At the completion of the training there will be a short answer overview of course elements required of students.
Grading is on a pass/fail basis.
Length and Pace of Instruction
Training via distance learning is available and can begin at any time during the year.
Students may complete the requirements of individual modules at their desired pace.
Completion time is commonly accomplished comfortably in a 10 week range which is one module every week. The pace at which they desire to progress is the choice of the student.
The school formally allows students a ten month period from the time of enrollment for completion of all program elements.