Q: Can a PAT be a primary or secondary trainer?
No! Only TEPs can be primary or secondary trainers. You can be the third professional reference for practitioner candidates.
Q: What are the rules when I am co-leading with someone?
If the PAT and the other person (e.g., TEP, PAT, or non-PAT) are equally actively responsible for co-leading the training then the PAT may credit all the training hours. If however, the training is divided into segments with sequential trainers, then the PAT may only credit those hours when the PAT was actively responsible for the training. Whichever option you choose remember that you must also receive supervision for those hours.
Q: How much credit do psychodrama trainees receive when I am co-leading with someone else who is neither a TEP nor a PAT?
It is the responsibility of the PAT to be clear about how many hours the trainee can credit for practitioner certification. In order for students to receive credit, the PAT must lead or co-lead the training. If the PAT sponsors and stays in the room while a non-PAT teaches their students, the students can credit training hours from the PAT. If a PAT offers an eight-hour workshop and only provides active training for four hours while the other four hours are from others who are not PATs or TEPs, then the students can credit four hours. If a PAT and a non-PAT co-lead a session with both individuals actively involved in all phases of the training than the students may credit hours from the entire session.
Q: When I become a TEP, can my students count my PAT training hours with me as TEP training hours?
Training hours that you provided before successfully completing your written and on-site TEP examinations are credited as PAT Hours. Hours that you provide after successfully completing the TEP examinations are credited as TEP Hours.
Q: I do a lot of training. Must I report all those hours?
The Board is concerned only with training hours that are offered for credit to individuals towards meeting the requirement of 780 hours of training for certification as a practitioner. If you have too many training opportunities you simply do not have to offer all these hours for credit. This will most likely occur either in demonstration sessions or in training that is voluntarily provided without remuneration. The PAT may also offer many hours of general professional training that is not specifically related to the professional practice of psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy. It is the responsibility of the PAT and the Primary Trainer to determine whether the proposed training meets one of the seven identified competencies (e.g. history, philosophy, methodology, sociometry, ethics, research/evaluation and related fields) and whether or not the training will be offered for credit towards psychodrama certification.
Q: Can I count supervision hours toward training hours?
No. Supervision and training are two different competencies. There is no requirement to offer supervision as part of the TEP Certification Standards.