TIR: INTERNSHIP GUIDELINES
LEVELS OF INTERNSHIP
According to AMI TIRA the levels for both TIR and LSR are:
1 Facilitator without TIRA accreditation
2 Facilitator with TIRA accreditation
4 Senior Trainer
- A facilitator, who has successfully completed a TIR Workshop, may use the TIR techniques when working with a client.
- However, to become a TIRA accredited facilitator, an internship under the supervision of a qualified trainer has to be completed to obtain expertise in the use of these techniques. After certification, the accredited facilitator will be listed on the TIRA website which provides an extended listing with more visibility. This will add credibility and promotional value.
- Should there be a desire to equip others to use these techniques, an expanded internship will result in qualifying as an accredited trainer.
- An internship can be done to qualify as a senior trainer who is then equipped to train trainers in the various techniques and supervise their work as trainers.
There are requirements for each of the four levels as set out in the accompanying certification application checklists.
These are the first four of eight levels comprising the complete Applied Metapsychology Curriculum.
STEPS TO FOLLOW FOR INTERNSHIP FOR BOTH TIR FACILITATOR AND TRAINER
Step 1 Facilitator
- Attend a Trauma Incident Reduction (TIR) Workshop after which the techniques learnt in a TIR Workshop, can be applied in the facilitator’s practice.
Step 2 Accreditation as TIR Facilitator (TIRF)
- Successfully complete the TIR Workshop.
- Personally undergo a minimum of 10 hours of TIR/Unblocking sessions with another TIR or LSR facilitator.
- Perform and complete a minimum of 50 successful hours of facilitation sessions, consisting of Unblocking and TIR (Basic and Thematic) to a minimum of six clients under the supervision of an AMI Certified TIR Trainer.
- These sessions should be supervised by the trainer during the 50 hours of facilitation sessions. Session summaries and session logs should be kept and discussed with the trainer. The log must indicate at least 15 to 25 hours of TIR, ideally both Basic and Thematic and the use of flows.
[On the session log, abbreviate Basic TIR to BTIR and Thematic TIR to TTIR. Unblocking
can be abbreviated to UB. Include what was addressed: item, theme feeling, emotion,
sensation, attitude, pain), type of incident and result. As such your notations will fit into
the session log form.]
- During the first 10 hours of facilitation sessions, a video of one session should be submitted to the trainer for assessment. Keep submitting videos until the trainer pass a video. The viewer in the video session will be required to sign a release form that has to be submitted with the video to AMI. (See attached guidelines on the making of videos).
Submit the following to the trainer for approval. When approved, the trainer will then write a letter of recommendation and send it with the documentation to TIRA.
- Initial the certificate checklist received for 10 hours of viewings.
- The session log documenting 50 hours of facilitating TIR.
- Final video.
- A signed copy of the client release form for the submission of the final video.
- Completed open book written examination about facilitating TIR.
- Signed copy of the AMI ethical code.
- Up to date TIRA membership.
- The completed application checklist
- The certification application fee for a facilitator.
Important information regarding training of TIR Trainers and TIR Senior Trainers:
The trainer of trainers do the training with the understanding that part of his/her responsibility in training another trainer is to instruct them in AMI policy, procedure and in the use of all forms contained in the Trainer Kit. Such a trainer is to attest that he/she is sufficiently conversant with these materials and have the skills needed to provide this part of a trainer apprenticeship.
Step 3 Qualifying as a TIR Trainer (TIRT)
- Attend the TIR Expanded Applications and the Life Stress Reduction Workshops.
- Attend another TIR Workshop as a trainer-in-training by assisting the senior trainer of the workshop and also learning what the administration of a workshop entails. Observe workshop from a trainer viewpoint.
- Arrange and co-facilitate at least three TIR workshops until all parts of the workshop have been lead to the satisfaction of the senior trainer. Or, observe at least one TIR workshop, co-lead one TIR workshop and lead one, or more, TIR Workshop solo under the observation of a senior trainer until the senior trainer gives approval.
Submit the following to the senior trainer for approval. When approved, the senior trainer will then write a letter of recommendation and send it with the documentation to TIRA.
- Completed Trainer Kit and Policy Book Quiz.
- Signed copy of Trainer Agreement.
- Signed copy of the Agreement for Licensing of Use of Names, Logos, and Copyrighted Materials.
- The certification application fee for a trainer.
Step 4 Qualifying as a Senior TIR Trainer (STIRT)
- Be a Certified TIR Trainer (TIRT).
- Successfully deliver a minimum of 6 TIR Workshops.
- Successfully deliver at least one TIR Workshop with 6 or more participants in attendance.
- Achieve an average AMI Objective Measures of Learning Quiz score, for the last 6 workshops, of 76% or higher.
- Achieve an average AMI Summary Evaluation Form score, for the last 6 workshops, of 4.0 or higher.
- Successfully supervise at least four interns through the AMI Certification process as TIR Facilitators.
- Submit the previous 24 months’ authentic reports of completed TIR Workshops, including the fee, to AMI. It must be done within 20 days of completion of the workshops, as per policy.
- Prepare a summary indicating three instances where Technical Direction have been provided to students/facilitators/trainees whilst under supervision.
- Supply three testimonials from students regarding the quality of the presentation of these workshops. (These may be taken from post-workshop evaluation forms.)
- Document at least another 21 hours of continuing education in this field to be eligible for recertification in three years’ time.
For more information visit: http://www.appliedmetapsychology.org/profesional-training/.
Find: Senior TIR Trainer and click on ‘download application for a complete list of requirements’
ATTACHMENT – MAKING TIR VIDEO’S
Students need to turn in a video during the first 10 hours of their supervised work. This is not only an excellent tool to use for supervision, but the students gets used to making videos and the result is that their nervousness lessens.
If a student makes an unsatisfactory video and does not want to show it to anyone, he/she can just delete it without submitting it to the trainer. (The student facilitator’s nervousness can be reduced if they are aware of this.) The video making should continue till their trainer think it is fit for certification.
Before sending the video to the trainer, the students must first watch their own videos and make notes on their strengths (successes) and errors (failures) as they each observe their own taped session.
Only a TIR video gets sent to the Certification Committee, but the trainer should have seen, and passed, an Unblocking video as well.
The videos should show both the facilitator and the viewer.
Video sessions should be recorded at good audio, but only low to medium picture definition, as it takes too much memory and time to copy or send.
Tips To Give Facilitators Working towards Certification
Never ask the client, “How are you doing?” or ask any other introverting questions before saying “Start of Session”. If you do, the client might go straight into an incident before you get a chance to find out if they are tired, hungry etc. If you feel a need to be social you can just say, “Good to see you”, etc.
The video must include the pre-session questions, “Are you tired?”, “Are you Hungry?”, “Is your cell phone off?” etc. Give a “Start of session” according to Delivery of a Communication, Good Communication Exercise-4. After each technique has been taken to an endpoint, say, “We are going to leave it at that.” Right before ending that session ask, “Is there anything you care to ask or say before we end the session?” and then end the session with a definite, “End of Session”. TIRA checks for the exact words as used in the manual!
Include at least Basic or Thematic TIR to an endpoint. Unblocking may be included, but the TIR is of utmost importance and can’t be left out.
Good Communication Exercises (CEs) and correct TIR procedures must be shown. Some small errors, such as a missed acknowledgement or two, are acceptable.
Good CEs are not robotic and the same acknowledgement should not be used repetitively. At the endpoint the facilitator needs to match the viewer's positive attitude, and possibly smile.
Many missed acknowledgements, or a lack of being comfortably present, or not following the TIR technique will result in you being required to submit another recording for review by the Certification Committee.