Guiding principles for training

• Have fun: it facilitates learning
• This is heavy material and humor is an excellent resource
• There is nothing new under the sun, just innovative combinations
• Go with the flow and get the concepts. The details will come
• The details will come with review of the material and clinical experience
• This training is like learning a new language by immersion
• Take care of yourself. Keep your shields up! Some of the material may be personally
• Adaptive Information processing (AIP) is a naturally occurring process that is active even
during training
• During the didactic portion of the training, the case examples and demonstrations of eye
movements may be activating, so take care of yourself and keep your shields up
• Make it your own, but be faithful to the concepts of the model
• During the early stages of learning the model, we want you to internalize the clinical
intention of the scripts. The scripts are like training wheels: if you need them, use them. Later,
if you can follow the concepts and flow and want to use your own words, you are free to do that
• All questions are important, but may be addressed differently
• Questions that clarify the material currently being presented will be answered immediately
• If the question is about material that comes later in the training, I’ll ask you to hold it
and if it isn’t answered at that point, please ask it again
• Questions that are too complex (require too much time to respond) for the lecture, I’ll
suggest that you bring it up with one of the staff on breaks or at the beginning or end of the day