The focus of this Update is on developing professional level trainer skills, understanding the stages of skill development, learning how skills are learned and maintained, and facilitating the transfer of learning from the classroom to the workplace. Major topics include: setting the stage for training, presentation skills, group process and communication skills, knowledge of subject matter, demonstrations of skills, coaching and corrective feedback, and managing the training. Participants present a range of activities in order to receive feedback and enhance their skills in these areas. This update will look at every aspect of planning, delivering, and evaluating TCI training from the trainer’s perspective.
- Identify the criteria for effective training programs.
- Consider characteristics of adult learners when delivering TCI training.
- Demonstrate presentation skills, group processing skills, and open communication skills.
- Apply the learning process to TCI training.
- Demonstrate TCI skills clearly and appropriately.
- Demonstrate coaching and feedback skills during practice sessions.
Day 1 presents the criteria for effective training programs, characteristics of the adult learners, and the qualities of effective trainers. The learning process and learning hierarchies are applied to TCI training. Participants have the opportunity to present activities in small groups focusing on verbal information outcomes. Individual corrective feedback on presentation skills is a part of all activities. There will be time at the end of the day for physical restraint practice and/or building a portfolio for professional certification.
Day 2 continues with participant presentations highlighting skill building activities, cognitive strategies and motor skills. The TCI model and stages of skill development is discussed. All participants are tested using written and competency-based tests at the end-of -the day for recertification.
Participants who successfully complete the update receive a Developing Professional Level Training Skills participant guidebook designed to help them prepare for the professional level certification process receive a participant guidebook.
Who Should Attend
This course is only open to certified TCI trainers. This training is a requirement for those that wish to move on to professional level certification.
Course Dates & Format
There are no scheduled dates for this course at this time, however in-service is available.
This is a two-day training, delivered in-person.
Instructors for Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) trainings are from the TCI Program of the Residential Child Care Project (RCCP), Cornell University.
Group Discounts are not applicable for TCI training.
Continuing Education Information
Licensing boards and professional organizations will grant Continuing Education credits for attendance at their discretion when participants submit the course outline and certificate.
This is available as an in-person training.