V.A. to Launch FREE, 6-Session Guided Imagery Certificate Training Course, System-Wide!
This week the V.A. is rolling out an introductory video course in Guided Imagery, the prelude to a 6-session, comprehensive course that will be available FREE to any employee in the entire system, and – get this! – soon to the general professional community as well.
It looks like it will deliver somewhere around 9 contact hours of CECs (10.5 with the intro), to physicians, social workers, nurses, psychologists, pharmacists, dentists, dieticians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and kinesthesiologists.
Now, we’ve always seen hot spots of intense enthusiasm for guided imagery in VA’s around the US, and we’ve been shipping guided imagery audios, streaming pages and Playaways to VAMC’s since 1993. But this level of full-blown, system-wide VA support?? UNPRECEDENTED! For us, it’s a dream come true…in fact, I honestly never thought I’d see the day.
The training is for anyone who wants to learn how to use guided imagery for themselves, or who plans to take the full, 6-session course to learn how to use it in their practice.
It’s a rich, one-of-a-kind training – exactly what you’ve been asking us for, over the last 25 years. But this is far better than anything we could have provided alone, because it includes the clinical expertise of interactive guided imagery specialist and clinical virtuoso David Gaffney and inspired, experienced panelists like nurse Cathy Yeoung and psychologist Lisa Ramboldo. The content features:
- the science behind guided imagery
- the latest clinical research
- indications & optimal conditions
- different styles & approaches
- scripted/recorded vs interactive g.i.
- demos of group & 1-on-1 sessions
- annotated guided imagery scripts
- insightful panel discussions
- an updated cache of resources
- designed to proceed at your own pace
So, please pass the word. Anyone interested should contact
Lana Frankenfield, PhD, LCSW, CNHP
Office of Patient Centered Care & Cultural Transformation (12PCCCT)
Integrative Health Coordinating Center (IHCC)
Email: [email protected]