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Co-Sponsored by Minnesota State University, Mankato, South Central College and Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging

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Workshop attendees will participate in a full day training on Validation Therapy – a process and philosophy for providing care to people experiencing dementia which enables the caregiver to interact positively with the care recipient.  The Validation process engages the positive values of relationship and trust building, empathy and compassion.





Date: Friday, October 26, 2012

Time: 8:30 A.M.-3:30 P.M.

Location: South Central College-North Mankato - Conference Center B

Cost: $85 for online registration (closes October 21), $95 at the door
          $35 for Students and Seniors over age 60 not needing CE credits
          Cost offset by sponsorships of the MAGEC Grant


Develop a more complete understanding of dementia from the patient and caregiver perspectives; recognize what sets Validation apart from other communication strategies; develop an understanding of practices involved with adopting the “Validation Attitude.”

Continuing Education:
6.5 hours

The agenda is divided into two parts:

  • Morning Session:  Introduction to Dementia; Ageism in Society; Defining Validation Therapy; Basic human needs and universal feelings; Rogers, Jung, Maslow, Erikson and how they relate to Validation.
  • Afternoon Session:  Four Phases of Resolution; Key Validation Principles; Understanding the Reason Behind Behavior; To Lie or Not to Lie; Symbolism; Validation Attitudes and Approaches; Summary and Evaluation.

This program is designed for anyone involved with dementia care or interested in learning more about treatment and therapy options for people experiencing cognitive loss and dementia, as well as family members, social workers, clergy, physicians, certified nursing assistants, activity directors, leaders of memory care units, nurse practitioners, nurses and home health aides.

Dianne Knettel, RN, MS, Certified Validation Teacher. 
Dianne has been a health care educator for 20 years and holds a BA in Organizational Management and an MS in Applied Psychology, as well as her nursing degree.  Dianne has focused upon the geriatric population for the past ten years.

Registration information:
Registration taken on a first come first serve basis.
No refunds 48 hours prior to workshop date.
You will receive a confirmation e-mail following your registration

Contact University Extended Education at 507-389-2572 or 800-311-3142
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