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Table 1 CARm training program: training activities and learning objectives

From: Development and evaluation of a strength-based method to promote employment of work-disability benefit recipients with multiple problems: a feasibility study

DayTraining activitiesLearning objectives
1 (3 h)
1. Trainer 1 introduces trainees to Strength-based method
2. Trainees list competencies they want to work on
3. Groups coached on how to draft Personal profile of clients under supervision of trainer 1
1: Trainees learn about Strength-based method
2: Trainees set goals to obtain required competencies
3: Trainees gain broader perspective on strengths and abilities of clients
2 (6 h)
1: Trainees share success stories in working with clients.
2: Video shown to illustrate working based on strengths
3: Trainees interview client, under supervision of trainer 2
4. Trainees evaluate interview
5: Trainees discuss assignment: Personal Profile
1–3: Trainees experience focusing on clients’ skills, competencies and talents rather than deficits
4: Trainees learn from other trainees, trainer 2 and client how to incorporate Strength-based method in an interview
5: Trainees learn to better draft personal client profile
3 (3 h)
1: Group coaching on individual questions from trainees.
2: Trainees present final Personal Profile and receive feedback from group and trainer 1
1: Trainees and trainer 1 reflect on competencies of trainees
2: Trainees learn to evaluate and improve final Personal Profile
4 (6 h)
1: Trainer 2 introduces communication strategy (Hersey & Blanchard) (Newman) (Van der Klink & Terluin)
2: Trainees work in couples or in group on practical assignments on how to communicate adequately with clients
3: Trainers help trainees to work in supportive manner to construct holistic image and set goals with client
4: Assignment to work on Participation Plan with a client
1: Trainees obtain skills to improve communication with client
2: Trainees learn to motivate clients and build relationships with them
3: Trainees learn to focus on strengths rather than limitations or pathology
4: Trainees learn to collaborate with client on Participation Plan and to apply Strength-based method in practice
5 (3 h)
1: Trainer 1 guides plenary discussion and responds to individual trainees’ questions about Participation Plan
2: Trainees present personal participation plans in the group, and receive feedback
1: Trainees obtain skills to improve Participation Plan
2: Trainees learn from experiences of other trainees on construction of Participation Plan
6 (6 h)
1: Trainer 2 indicates importance of client’s natural environment
2: Trainees work with a scheme to map a client’s social network
3: Video illustrates a hostile and a supportive environment
1: Trainees know how to involve/activate social network of client
2: Trainees learn about importance of networks (family, professional, neighbourhood)
3: Trainees become aware of positive and negative influence of significant others
7 (3 h)
1: Trainees present their process of cooperation with clients and reflect on goals formulated on first training day1: Trainees learn from one another’s developments
 1: Trainees read literature provided for training day (Wilken & den Hollander, training manual)
2: Trainees draft personal profile and personal plan of randomly chosen client
1: Trainees obtain theoretical knowledge about rehabilitation and Strength model and start with equal level of knowledge
2: Trainees provide input related to daily practice