So these are the last days of this trip. As always the last sessions are fascinating with the evaluations of the training by the trainees and the assessments. We used a simpler evaluation process this year with a view to its being more replicable. The trainees used post its to make responses to a series of questions about what changes there might have been for them over the training. Interesting responses and discussion - the main outcomes being positive changes in communication, observation and interpersonal skills as well as powerful reflections on the value of art making for them and their patients.
With the assessments safely out of the way we shared the marking with the ToT trainees for their learning of the process. Then came the really stressful bit that I had been left with - writing everyone's names neatly and accurately on the Certificates! This done they have all been safely delivered for presentation, a very satisfactory set of outcomes.
The outcomes of the trainings have been reported to the Institutions and plans confirmed for the next steps. It has been great to get such positive feed back and enthusiasm for maintaining the practice.
I met with the three ToT trainees to check out their feelings about what they have learned in stage 1 of the training and to consolidate the next stages and what we have to do together to refine and adapt the contents of the manual.