Questions on Video Recording for Level II Training
Do I need to have a video of a session with a client for the training?
Absolutely! Since this training is heavily dependent upon consultation of sessions, it is necessary to emphasize that participants are responsible for providing good quality video and audio of their sessions with clients that will be reviewed.
What does the video need to demonstrate?
The session needs to demonstrate your work as an RT therapist. You do not need to demonstrate ALL of the restoration process, just the part of RT that you are currently working on with a client or clients. ALL therapy in the RT process is helpful and we all can learn from your work. In short, video record any part of the process you wish me to see.
Does the video need to be of my “best” work?
Feel free to bring what work will be the most helpful to you, but most often the “best” work that you show will sometimes be the sessions where you are “most
stuck” or that “ended badly.” There is no judgment of you in the Level II training—we are all learning and trying to get better. ALL video work is profitable.
Will I show an entire hour of video?
Probably not. All eight participants will show parts of their videos during the weekend training and usually we work with around 20 to 30 minutes of your session. Many times, instead of showing the video from the beginning, you might come prepared to show the 30 continuous minutes that are most germane to your questions or desires to improve.
Do I need to prepare a formal case presentation?
Not really. It is helpful if you can give us the background of the case, some history and presenting problem. For those where applicable, it is also helpful for you to have the Pain and Peace Cycles so we can see them as a group.
What equipment do I need to record the video?
Regular video cameras as well as computers can capture video well, but often need to have external microphones to ensure that sound quality can be clearly heard and understood. Although a bit expensive, I find that the following microphone provides excellent quality sound of sessions that are recorded on computers or cameras or viewed through Skype:
Rode Videomic Shotgun Microphone with Rycote Lyre Mount (Model: VIDEOMICR)
Certainly you are welcome to investigate video and audio solutions that work for you, but each participant is responsible to make sure the quality is high enough so that the group and consultant can see and understand your work clearly.
Do I need to obtain client consent for the video?
Absolutely. Participants are responsible for obtaining signed consent from their clients to video and audio record sessions as well as consent for the recording to be viewed by a consultant. I suggest that you inform your clients (in the consent) that after the consultation, you will erase or destroy the recording.