|Skills Training Modules
More Information: Starting and Conducting a Module Group
Starting a Module Group
implement a module group, you will need the proper space, equipment,
participants, and staff. Below is a checklist that will help you keep
track of these resources as you gather them to implement your group.
Space and Equipment
- A room with space from meetings of 4 or more participants and the trainer.
- A regular schedule for use of the room for 18 to 24 meetings, each of 90 to 120 minutes duration.
VCR and a TV for playback of the videotape; plus the trainer's
familiarity with starting, pausing, and stopping the tape. If possible,
a back up VCR and TV should the equipment fail.
a camera and VCR (or camcorder) to record a participant's role-play for
immediate review and feedback by the other participants and the trainer.
- A copy of the Workbook for each participant.
The Trainer's Manual and Videotape.
- Optionally (but certainly recommended), snacks and drinks for distribution during a break in a session.
- Participants will find the new skills useful and valuable, and have expressed a desire to give the module a try.
- Participants have been informed about the purpose of the module and have agreed to the training.
of the participants and other interested parties have been informed
about the WFM, and their support has been secured (if possible).
- All clinical staff have been informed about who is participating.
- A schedule has been set for frequent monitoring of participant's clinical status.
- All administrative and managerial staff have been informed about the module group, and their support has been secured.
Conducting a Module
- Usually conducted in a group format with 4 to 6 participants.
- From 1 to 28 sessions, each of 90 - 120 minutes duration.
- Preferably conducted two or more times per week.
- With on trainer, or with co-trainers, one of whom assists in the role-plays.
- NO SPECIAL TRAINING is required to conduct a module, just the attitude that participants can learn the material.