The Art and Science of Validation

Validation is one of the crucial principles of engagement and to successfully working with challenging patients and clients. It is an experience for which we never get enough, and yet, one that we all could use more as an intervention.  Although, at times, you may disagree with your patient and client, and you want to let him or her know, it is always best to first validate.  

Is your patient or client irritating you, and you want to voice your discomfort?

-First, validate.  

Perhaps your patient or client is about to escalate, and you want to prevent any further escalation?

-First, validate.  

Validation is a simple yet powerful intervention.  It helps our patients and clients feel heard, understood, and connected, even when they are not necessarily always getting exactly what they are asking for.  

 Are you ready to master the concept of Validation?


Are you ready to immerse yourself in the Socratic Method, the Desire Method, and the Collective Learning experience?


Join us and enhance your ability to provide excellent care, while preventing burnout, promoting self-care and elevating your career, agency, and the system, as a whole!

Learn the How of Validation

    It’s beyond what you may think! ! !


Have Learned and Mastered

  • Critical thinking in clinical care

  • The principles and techniques of validating our patients and clients

  • The do's and don'ts when validation our patients and clients

  • The secrets of leveraging group dynamics for collective learning and making use of opportunities to reflect on your daily work, while learning and mastering new skills

 Practice, Practice and Practice!

  • Role play and implement new strategies for validating our patients and clients

  • Apply techniques for validating our patients and clients

  • Identify your areas for improvement


Be Empowered!

start implementing changes in how you practice!


In-person seminar:

  • Wed, Jun 12, 2019

  • 9:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.


  • Wed, Jun 19, 2019

  • 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. EST

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In person seminar: (6)

Webinar: (2)


In person seminar: $300

Webinar: $30


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