VIBRAC offers training in VAT internationally. We have outlined an international training model, which consists of 3 levels.
Level 1: Introduction
The first level is an introduction to VAT. The course lasts two days, with 14 hours of contact sessions, and 14 hours of independent work. The mode of teaching is lectures, demonstrations, and discussions. It gives the participant basic knowledge on vibroacoustic therapy.
Level 2: VIBRAC-Practitioner
The second level includes VIBRAC-practitioner modules 1 to 3 and qualifies the participant as a VIBRAC-Practitioner.
Module 1 lasts 4 days, with 28 contact hours. This takes the format of lectures, demonstrations, exercises and discussions. The intern also receives a reading package.
Module 2 includes independent studies and exercises with a peer partner. It lasts 3 months, 56 hours. One must also complete 10 VAT sessions with a client and learning modes include study diary and a reflective report.
Module 3 lasts 4 days, with 28 contact hours and independent studies of 56 hours. Lectures, demonstrations, exercises, discussions again constitute the learning modes, this time with additional case consultation. The intern is also under supervision, and reports the case. At the end of this module, the participant is a certified VIBRAC practitioner.
There is a bridge between levels 2 and 3, during which time, the intern will conduct their own independent clinical practice, with a minimum of 4 cases, each lasting 10 sessions each. This is a requirement for continuation to level 3.
Level 3: Advanced VIBRAC-practitioner
The third level is Advanced VIBRAC-practitioner level; a VIBRAC-practitioner is eligible to apply for this level after having completed Level 2 and after having obtained the required clinical practice and training experience.
This level lasts 4 days, with 28 contact hours and 56 hours of independent studies. Again, the format is lectures, demonstrations, exercises, discussions, and case consultation, with a reading package and assignments to be completed before becoming certified.
All 3 levels amount to 20 ECTS. The possibility to take part in specialized training also exists under two strands. Depending on the advanced practitioner’s orientation and qualifications, one can partake in (1) Psychotherapy-oriented VAT training or become a (2) VAT Trainer and Supervisor.
Level 1 alone is 1 ECTS, Levels 1 & 2 equate to 12 ECTS, and all three levels completed accumulate to 20 ECTS.
Who can attend?
Participants can come from a variety of fields and professions such as music therapy, psychotherapy, psychology, social work, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nursing and other medical professions, and counselling among many others.
In addition to these training levels, we organize workshops with specific topics.
Through participating in training sessions, are able to use VAT in a more justifiable, professional, and systematic manner. They can also start to implement the collection of case results from their daily clinical work. This would gradually lead to good quality case studies that would increase the data- and knowledge base of VAT, helping us to recognize the areas that should and could be investigated more thoroughly, such as larger scale studies in the form of randomized clinical trials.