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October 19, 2019

CPD Approval for the IEMT Practitioner Training

The Association for IEMT Practitioners is pleased to announce that the IEMT practitioner training is now CPD approved by the CPD Certification Service for UK and Europe.

5 Comments on “CPD Approval for the IEMT Practitioner Training

Krish. Srikanth
October 25, 2019 at 3:35 pm

I have spoken to 7 of the IEMT trainers and several of their students in the last one month. Almost everyone of them has a different manual of IEMT than the one that I got from you. While I do understand that part of the process is to rewrite the manual in oneś own words, how CPD will accept different manuals, with different material variations being delivered , I don´t know. The variation in terms of material presented by different trainers is expected, however my concerns are that I see the possibility of going the route of NLP training, where each trainer is adding their own material/variant without a consensus being built and thereby no quality control and standardisation possible. The quality control mechanism is either at the beginning and at the end wherein an IEMT trainer is removed which is an intervention that can be avoided if measures are put in earlier. I also realise that no one wants to be checked on by another ´authority figure´ and that is not my proposal. I believe if there if there is an agreed set of learning objectives that need to be accomplished in terms of knowledge and skill transfer and a mechanism to ascertain that, we can provided a standardised result that will be available to all IEMT graduates irrespective of the trainer they attended the program with.

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Andrew T. Austin
October 25, 2019 at 5:06 pm

I can see benefits for standardation in terms of IEMT manuals, as well as limitations. Gut feeling says it’s a good idea.
A “standard core” for the manuals that permit for some additions and variations by trainers could be advantageous too – please bear in mind that many of the trainers train to specific groups and organisations, and so there are additional requirements such an increased emphasis on PTSD.
Comparable courses such as the coaching course accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management have an 80% fixed content format with 20% of content being of the trainers own choice.
Would like to hear other’s view on this please.

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Krish Srikanth
October 26, 2019 at 11:16 am

Whatever is added as a variant to the standard core has to be made available to the rest of the community of trainers with the agreement that the copyrights be vested with the Association of IEMT. If not, 10 years later some individual trainer in Africa or Asia or Europe for that matter can invoke their country´s copyright laws and easily make the entire material their own. I have enough precedence in India to show for concern.

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Andrew T. Austin
October 26, 2019 at 11:21 am

Good point, thanks.

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Sonia Richards
November 7, 2019 at 8:20 pm

I tend to tweak my manual for almost every course. All of the core stuff is there and have added much more including appendices with case studies, contraindications, an exercise we do on extracting POC & identity issues from the questionnaire and info on joining the Association, I also send them out as PDF’s now and provide worksheets for everything else. Works much better and saves on so much paper as my manual is rather large. Did send you a manual a few months back when you asked for stuff for CPD and my presentation and my case study guidance manual that everyone gets prior to the training as a PDF. I don’t think you ever downloaded them from We Transfer.

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